Insurance Corporation launch their 29th Annual Conservation Awards
After 28 successful years of putting conservation back into the heart of the community, Insurance Corporation are again calling keen conservationists in the Channel Islands to enter their annual awards for the 29th year.
A diverse range of awards are up for grabs; including a top prize fund of £2,000, and the competition is open to all ages with entries sought from schools, individuals, businesses, leisure and conservation organisations.
In 2019 there will be several awards available:-
+ Overall winner – receiving £2,000
+ Runner-up – receiving £1,000
+ Peter Walpole People’s Choice Award – receiving £500 (which is voted for by the public through Insurance Corporation’s website)
+ Young Conservationist of the Year Award – prize depends on size and scope of the project
+ The Best School Conservation Project – receiving £500.
The Insurance Corporation’s Managing Director (designate) Mark Marshall says the continuing popularity of the competition is no surprise: “Since joining Insurance Corporation earlier this year, I have been hugely impressed with the Company’s community support programme, particularly around conservation. Green issues that may have been considered alternative in the past are firmly in the mainstream now and I am really proud that Insurance Corporation have been pioneers amongst the corporate community for recognising the worth of funding positive achievements in this area for nearly three decades. I have been reliably told we receive a whole host of applicants each year and I hope again we can look forward to receiving a broad range of applications this year and meeting the individuals behind the projects. To add to this, we would like to attract even more young people and schools to take part so we have a specific prize fund particularly dedicated to the Young Conservationist of the Year Award.”
Where possible all shortlisted entries will be visited by a team of judges, which includes local environmentalists and representatives of the Insurance Corporation, who will choose the prize winners.
“Whether it is a school who enter a large project or a young individual with a tiny project on their window sill, both are making a contribution to the protection of our valuable green spaces and our local flora and fauna. We award money to our successful entrants because we believe it is important to help with the funding as well as celebrate their diligence and hard work.”
Entries must be made by Monday 15 April.
Judging will take place on Wednesday 15 May in Guernsey, and Wednesday 22 May in Jersey.
The Insurance Corporation Conservation Awards culminates with the winners being announced at a lunchtime ceremony for all the shortlisted entrants on Thursday 20 June in Guernsey and Thursday 27 June in Jersey.
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