April 30th, 2015 by Insurance Corporation
Conservations and ecologists are invited to enter the 2015 Insurance Corporation Conservation Awards to highlight work they are doing in the Bailiwick of Guernsey.
The awards now in their 25th year have raised the profile of many island conservation projects performed by schools, environmental groups, businesses and private landowners.
Pat Wisher from the 2014 winners, Living Streets Guernsey, said the group entered the conservation awards to highlight its Baubigny Schools enhancement programme which aims to provide an outside learning area for St Sampson High School and Le Murier School.
“We hoped that we might finally receive some recognition for all the hard work over the years.”
“Winning the award was a bonus, and the prize money has enabled us to further improve the area for the schools.”
“We would encourage all groups involved in conservation projects, however large or small, to enter the competition to gain recognition for their work,” Pat Wisher said.
All the projects will be judged by local environmentalists and the winners of the Best Conservation Project will receive £2,000 and the runner-up £1,000.
The competition is open to entries from individuals, families, schools, conservation and environmental groups or organisations, businesses, landscaping firms, States departments and parishes.
Projects can be large or small, finished or unfinished, with emphasis being placed on nature conservation.
Islanders will have a chance to vote for their favourite project too.
All short-listed entries will be placed on the Insurance Corporation’s Facebook page where islanders will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite in the ‘Peter Walpole People’s Choice Award’.
The entry with the most votes will receive £500 to put towards their project.’
There is also a special ‘Manpower Award’ for 2015 to celebrate the 25th year of the awards.
‘Insurance Corporation in Guernsey and Jersey will provide the winners of the Manpower Award with their assistance, as a team, over the course of one day, to further enhance and support the project,” said Glyn Smith managing director of Insurance Corporation.
Entry forms are available on the Insurance Corporation website
The closing date for entries is Friday 8 May 2015.
Judging will take place on Wednesday 20 May 2015.