Environmentalists and eco-friendly gardeners will once again have the chance to win £2,000 and schools could earn £1,000 in funding if their entries are successful in the competition which has been running in the Channel Islands for 24 years.
‘Over the years we have always rewarded successful conservation projects. In 2012 we decided to focus on helping to fund ideas and potential initiatives. That focus will continue to be applicable for the 2013 awards’, said competition founder and chairman of Insurance Corporation, Peter Walpole.
Jersey Bat Group won the top prize in the 2012 competition with their work in educating and informing the local building industry on how to develop properties successfully while protecting bat roosts in the island.
The judges also decided to present a special prize for ‘pupil passion’ to the JCG Prep who received £350. A Newcomers Award was also given to the New Eco Wetlands Team for their ‘Building Wildlife Ponds’ project.
The 2012 Best School Award went to Les Landes School who received £1000 over three years for their project promoting an understanding among pupils of some of the key ways to reduce their impact on the environment, and how to live in a more sustainable way.
‘The entry deadline will be on Monday 17 June and the judging will take place over two days during the 25 and 26 June. With entry forms a plan of the proposed project would be helpful alongside photographs of the land in it’s current state, and any additional information that would help us understand the benefits and potential of the proposal.’ added Mr Walpole.
For more information on how to enter the Insurance Corporation Conservation Awards please call Jim Delbridge or Stephie Gordon at LR&D on 01481 246668.
Entry forms can be downloaded at www.insurancecorporation.com and will also be available from Insurance Corporation, P.O. Box 742, 26/30 Queen St, St Helier, JE4 8ZN and from local libraries.
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