Shortlist for the NBN Awards for Wildlife Recording 2020

Twenty-two individuals and groups have been shortlisted as Finalists in the five different categories of the NBN Awards for Wildlife Recording 2020.

The Awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding contributions adults and young people are making to wildlife recording and data sharing, which is helping to improve our understanding of the UK’s biodiversity.

NBN Young Person’s Award

(open to individuals aged 11-20)

  • James Evans (age 18) – from Thame, Oxfordshire
  • Xander Johnston (age 14) – from Aviemore, Highland
  • Reuben Nebbett-Blades (age 17) – from Garboldisham, Norfolk
  • Neeve O’Flynn-Mundin (age 19) – from the Isle of Wight

NBN Newcomer Award

(open to individuals 21 years +)

  • Steven Allain – from Canterbury, Kent
  • Douglas Boyes – from Middletown, Powys
  • Frazer Coomber – from Seven Sisters Country Park, East Sussex
  • Sam Millar – from Belfast, County Antrim
  • Sophie Webster – from Hartburn, Northumberland

NBN Award for wildlife recording – marine

(open to individuals 21 years +)

  • Kevin McIlwee – from Jersey, Channel Islands
  • Jack Wootton – from Edinburgh

NBN Award for wildlife recording – terrestrial

(open to individuals 21 years +)

  • Katty Baird – from North Berwick, East Lothian
  • Derek Crawley – from Ellerton, Shropshire
  • Lorna Griffiths – from Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
  • Yvonne Leonard – from Mildenhall, Suffolk
  • Andy Musgrove – from Shotesham, Norfolk
  • Helen Rowe – from Aberdeen

NBN Group Award

(no age restrictions)

  • Cumbria Lichen & Bryophyte Group – covering the whole of the county of Cumbria
  • Isle of Wight Natural History & Archaeological Society – covering the whole island
  • The Mammal Society – UK-wide
  • Manhood Wildlife and Heritage Group (MWHG) – from the Manhood Peninsula, West Sussex
  • Rochdale Field Naturalists’ Society – covering Rochdale and the Greater Manchester area.


The winners of the 2020 NBN Awards for Wildlife Recording will be announced on Wednesday 18 November during the National Biodiversity Network Trust’s online conference – themed “The NBN at 20 – Changing times”.

Booking to attend the NBN Awards online ceremony is now open, and is free of charge. Book now!

Download the programme for the NBN Awards for Wildlife Recording ceremony.


This year we are indebted to seven organisations for their support and sponsorship of the prizes:
1. Opticron
2. Habitat Aid
3. Field Studies Council (FSC)
4. Nature Photographers Ltd
5. William Collins
6. British Wildlife


These annual, national, awards started in 2015, and were previously known as the UK Awards for Biological Recording and Information Sharing.  They were originally developed by the National Biodiversity Network Trust, the National Forum for Biological Recording and the Biological Records Centre.

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