Nominations have opened for the 2017 UK Awards for Biological Recording and Information Sharing!

These annual Awards celebrate the individuals, the newcomers and the groups of people or organisations that are making outstanding contributions to biological recording and improving our understanding of the natural world in the UK.

They were developed in 2015 by the National Biodiversity Network, the National Forum for Biological Recording and the Biological Records Centre.

Categories of awards

There are six categories of awards this year:

  • Gilbert White Youth Award for terrestrial and freshwater wildlife
  • Gilbert White Adult Award for terrestrial and freshwater wildlife
  • David Robertson Youth Award for marine and coastal wildlife
  • David Robertson Adult Award for marine and coastal wildlife
  • Lynne Farrell Group Award for wildlife recording
  • Adult Newcomer Award

All too often the painstaking work that individual and groups of biological recorders undertake is not publically recognised.  So help us put that right, and nominate your unsung hero!

How to nominate

Nominating someone couldn’t be simpler, just fill in our short form explaining how your nominee is making an exceptional contribution in the world of UK biological recording.  You can even nominate yourself!

There are different forms for each category of award.

Nominations close on 31 July, so please don’t leave it too late!

Find out more and make your nomination

Shortlisted nominees

This year, the five short-listed nominees from each award category will be announced on 29 September, giving us the opportunity to recognise the achievements of more biological recorders than in previous years.

The winners

The winners will be announced at a special ceremony on the evening of 16th November as part of the National Biodiversity Network’s annual conference in Cardiff.

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