Who would you nominate for an NBN Wildlife Recording award?

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!

Set up by the NBN Trust in 2015, in partnership with the Biological Records Centre and the National Forum for Biological Recording, 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.

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

There are five categories of Award:

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+)


Nominating an exceptional wildlife recorder or group is very simple - just go to the NBN Awards for Wildlife Recording and complete a short form by Sunday 17 July.

Biological recorder in the field
Primary image source
The Natural History Consortium