Through these Awards the National Biodiversity Network Trust recognises significant achievements and celebrates successes in wildlife recording, in the UK.  Which exceptional individuals or groups are you going to nominate this year?

The 2021 NBN Awards for Wildlife Recording

There are five categories of Awards:

  • NBN Award for Wildlife Recording – Terrestrial (open to individuals 21 years +)
  • NBN Award for Wildlife Recording – Marine (open to individuals 21 years +)
  • NBN Group Award (no age restrictions)
  • NBN Young Person’s Award (open to individuals aged 11-20)
  • NBN Newcomer Award (open to individuals 21 years +)

NBN Award for Wildlife Recording – Terrestrial

This NBN Award is open to nominations of individuals who are 21 years old plus.

Complete your nomination online or download this MS Word nomination form.

NBN Award for Wildlife Recording – Marine

This NBN Award is open to nominations of individuals who are 21 years old plus.

Complete your nomination online or download this MS Word nomination form.

NBN Group Award

This NBN Award is open to nominations of both voluntary groups of wildlife recorders and commercial organisations.  There are no age restrictions for group members.

Complete your nomination online or download this MS Word nomination form.

NBN Young Person’s Award

This NBN Award is open to nominations of individuals aged 11-20 on 30 November 2021.

Complete your nomination online or download this MS Word nomination form.

NBN Newcomer Award

This NBN Award is open to nominations of individuals who are 21 years old plus.

Complete your nomination online or download this MS Word nomination form.

2021 Sponsors of Prizes

We are delighted that eight organisations – Opticron, Habitat Aid, the Field Studies Council (FSC), the Michael Hoppen Gallery, William Collins, Bird Photographer of the Year, British Wildlife magazine and Natural History Book Service (NHBS) – are supporting the NBN Awards this year, by sponsoring the prizes.

Opticron is generously sponsoring prizes for the NBN Young Person’s Award and for the NBN Newcomer Award.

 

Habitat Aid is generously sponsoring prizes for the NBN Award for Wildlife Recording – Marine, for the NBN Award for Wildlife Recording – Terrestrial and for the NBN Group Award.

 

The Field Studies Council (FSC) is generously sponsoring the prize for the NBN Group Award.

 

The Michael Hoppen Gallery is generously sponsoring prizes in all Award categories.

 

William Collins is generously sponsoring prizes for the NBN Young Person’s Award, for the NBN Newcomer Award, for the NBN Award for Wildlife Recording – Marine and for the NBN Award for Wildlife Recording – Terrestrial.

 

The Bird Photographer of the Year competition is generously sponsoring prizes in all Award categories.

British Wildlife magazine is generously sponsoring a prize for the NBN Newcomer Award.

 

Natural History Book Service is generously sponsoring a prize for the NBN Young Person’s Award.

Rules of the NBN Awards

  • The National Biodiversity Network Trust will make the awards annually.
  • Nominations may be made by anyone (including people and organisations that are not Network members).  You may even nominate yourself!
  • Individuals, groups of people or entire organisations are eligible for the awards.
  • The Awards committee, chaired by the NBN Senior Communications Officer, will decide on the winners each year. The Committee will include the NBN Patron, the Chair of the NBN Board of Trustees, the CEO of the NBN and representatives of the Biological Records Centre and National Forum for Biological Recording.
  • Nominations open on 4 May and close on 18 July 2021.
  • Finalists will be announced on 5 October and the winners will be announced at the NBN Conference in November 2021.

Nominators’ and Nominees’ Contact Details

The privacy of Award nominators’ and nominees’ information is assured. While we might contact the nominator again about the Awards in future years, we will not email any information about the NBN Trust’s other work to the nominator or nominee, unless we have been actively requested to.

Previous Years’ NBN Awards

2020 Awards

Information on all of the 2020 NBN Award winners can be found in our previous news article.

2019 Awards

Information on all of the 2019 NBN Award winners can be found in our previous news article.

2018 Awards

Information on all of the 2018 NBN Award winners can be found in our previous news article.

2017 Awards

Information on all of the 2017 NBN Award winners can be found in our previous news article.

2016 Awards

Information on all of the 2016 NBN Award winners can be found in our previous news article.

2015 Awards

Information on all of the 2015 NBN Award winners can be found in our previous news article.