NBN Awards for Wildlife Recording 2020

Nominations have opened for the NBN Awards for Wildlife Recording 2020!

Developed in 2015 by the National Biodiversity Network Trust, the National Forum for Biological Recording and the Biological Records Centre, these annual Awards celebrate the individuals, the newcomers and the groups of people or whole organisations that are making outstanding contributions to wildlife recording and improving our understanding of the natural world in the UK.

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 +)

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

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 wildlife recording. You can even nominate yourself!

Nominations close on 26 July, so please don’t leave it too late.

The five short-listed nominees from each award category will be announced on 5 October, giving us the opportunity to recognise their achievements before announcing the winners at a special ceremony on 18 November, as part of the National Biodiversity Network's annual conference in Milton Keynes.

As always, a very big thank you to the six sponsors of the NBN Awards: Opticron, the Field Studies Council, Nature Photographers Ltd, William Collins, British Wildlife magazine and Natural History Book Service (NHBS).

Wildlife recording in action
Wildlife recording in action
Picture: The Marine Biological Association