The National Biodiversity Network wants to recognise significant achievement and celebrate success in wildlife recording and information sharing.

So, to do this, the NBN Trust set up a national award scheme, in 2015, in partnership with the Biological Records Centre and the National Forum for Biological Recording. These awards are made annually to individuals, groups of people or organisations that are making outstanding contributions to wildlife recording and improving our understanding of the natural world.

Nominations for the 2019 Awards

Following the success of the last four years’ awards, we are excited by the prospect of even more nominations for amazing people in 2019!

Nominations opened on 8 May and close on 11 August 2019.

Nomination forms (online and MS Word versions) are available here.

If you, or your organisation, know of any individuals or any groups of people that have made an outstanding contribution, make sure you nominate them for the relevant award!

2019 Award categories

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 +)

Previous Years’ Awards

2018 Awards

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

2017 Awards

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

2016 Awards

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

2015 Awards

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

Rules of the 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 Chair of the NBN Board of Trustees, the NBN Patron, the CEO of the NBN and representatives of the Biological Records Centre and National Forum for Biological Recording.
  • Nominations open on 8 May and close on 11 August 2019.
  • Successful nominees will be notified mid-October and invited to attend the awards ceremony on 13 November 2019.

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.