The 2017 Insurance Corporation Conservation Awards Launched
The 27th annual Insurance Corporation Conservation Awards are now open for entries! The competition is open to all islanders in Guernsey, Jersey and neighbouring islands; with entries sought from schools, individuals, businesses, leisure and conservation organisations.
The Insurance Corporation’s Managing Director Mandy Hunt says the continuing popularity of our competition is no surprise: ‘Green issues that may have been considered alternative in the past are firmly in the mainstream now and we are proud to be pioneers among the corporate community for recognising the worth of sponsoring positive achievements in this area. This is the 27th year that we have organised this event and we continue to be pleasantly surprised by the broad range of entries, the commitment put into projects and the wide age range of people taking part. This year we are focusing on attracting even more young people to take part so will be re-introducing our special School Award’
In 2017 there will be several awards available:-
Overall winner – receiving £1,500
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
School Award – for the school with the best project – receiving £500.
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 chose the prize winners.
‘We are particularly keen to attract younger entrants,’ continues Mandy.
‘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 in Guernsey must be made by 12 noon on Friday 5 May. Judging will take place on Wednesday 17 May.
Entries in Jersey must be made by 12 noon on Friday 5 May. Judging will take place on Wednesday 24 May.
The Insurance Corporation Conservation Awards culminates with the winners being announced at a lunchtime ceremony for all the shortlisted entrants on Thursday 15 June in Guernsey, and Thursday 28 June in Jersey.
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