The deadline to submit entries for the Insurance Corporation Conservation Awards is just a few days away.
Now in their 24th year, the awards are open to individuals, businesses, organisations and schools who have created, or who have plans to create, an environmental project for the benefit of the island.
‘Over the years we seen some fantastic projects from a huge variety of groups in Jersey and now we want to hear what islanders have been working on or making plans to enhance the natural environment,’ said Insurance Corporation managing director, Glyn Smith.
The top prize of £2,000 for the best conservation project is open to individuals, families, conservation and environmental groups or organisations, companies, landscaping firms, States departments and parishes.
The best school project winner will receive a prize of £1,000 and is open to all schools on the island.
This year there will be a new people’s choice award in honour of Insurance Corporation chairman and founder of the awards, Peter Walpole. All entries will be placed on the Insurance Corporation’s community Facebook page where islanders can ‘like’ their favourites. The entry with the most votes will receive £500 to put towards their project.
The deadline for entries has been extended to Wednesday 18 June. Judging will take place over 25-26 June and will be done by a team of expert judges representing local conservation bodies. The public will be able to have their say for the Peter Walpole Award shortly after at www.facebook.com/insurancecorporation
Entry forms are available at www.insurancecorporation.com and for more information please check the Insurance Corporation Channel Islands Facebook page or contact event organisers LRD on 01481 750490.