Guernsey conservation projects can enter 2014 Conservation Awards

January 29th, 2014 by Insurance Corporation Conservation Awards

Guernsey conservationists are encouraged to celebrate their work in this year’s Insurance Corporation Conservation Awards.

Now in their 24th year, the awards are open to individuals, businesses, organisations and schools that have created, or who have plans to create, an environmental project for the benefit of the Island.

Glyn Smith, Insurance Corporation managing director, said “this year we will introducing a new award in honour of Peter Walpole, Insurance Corporation chairman and founder of the Conservation Awards.”

“This award will be the opportunity for followers of the Insurance Corporation of the Channel Islands Facebook Page to vote for their favourite project.”

“We have seen many fantastic projects that have helped shape the islands over the years.”

“We are looking forward to seeing what schemes are put forward this year whether they are new ideas or developments on previous entries,” he said.

The top prize is £2,000 for the best conservation project and is open to individuals, families, conservation and environmental groups or organisations, companies, landscaping firms, States departments and parishes.

Last year’s winner was Queux Patio Plant Centre’s Nigel Clarke, whose project aimed to give both social and economic benefits by educating people on the importance of plants and nature.

The Best School Project winner will receive £1,000 and gives schools the opportunity to increase the public awareness of their conservation projects created by pupils.

St Martin’s Primary School won in 2013 for their outdoor teaching area and sensory garden, which aims to incorporate environmental awareness into their curriculum.

Judging for the awards will take place on 9 June 2014 and will be done by a team of expert judges representing local conservation bodies.

The public will be able to have their say for the Peter Walpole Award shortly afterwards on the Insurance Corporation of the Channel Islands Facebook page.

The winner will receive £250 to put towards their project.

Each school that enters the competition will receive a tree courtesy of Earlswood Nursery Garden Centre who have supported the competition for many years.

Entry forms can be downloaded as a PDF file from the Insurance Corporation of the Channel Islands website.

Please check the Insurance Corporation of the Channel Islands Facebook page for further information.

Deadline for entries is Friday 30 May 2014. The prize giving will take place at lunchtime on 18 June 2014.

For more information contact event organisers LRD on 750490.

 

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