Roger Pavey, Chairman of the Lincolnshire Environmental Awards said: "We receive some wonderful and inspiring entries, illustrating that young people are committed to green issues and improving the natural environment. The children also discover that entering the competition is a thoroughly worthwhile and enjoyable experience.
"We would ask anyone who knows a group who are doing good things for the environment to encourage them to enter. Individuals can also be nominated (with consent of their parents/guardians). Entries can be from projects that cover litter, waste and recycling, energy, transport or biodiversity. They may have just started or could have been running for some time, as long as it demonstrates a positive contribution to the environment."
The Lincolnshire Young Environmentalist Award is open to any school, youth group or individuals who are aged 16 years or under. It is also the only green award scheme covering the three counties of Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire and North-East Lincolnshire. The judges panel is chaired by international environmentalist Professor David Bellamy.
How to enter the Lincolnshire Young Environmentalist Award
Simply write 200 - 300 words describing your project and how it contributes to the environment. Finalists will be invited to present their entries on Thursday 8 July to the final judging panel led by Professor David Bellamy at the Education Centre, Whisby Nature Park near Lincoln.
Completed entries, together with a covering letter including a contact name, telephone number and email address, should be forwarded no later than 30 April 2010 to:
Lincolnshire Environmental Awards
c/o Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Manor House Street
Entries can also be made online via the Awards website at: