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Eco Awards open for nominations

Published on Monday, 28th October 2019

Norfolk’s most environmentally-conscious are again invited to put themselves forward for recognition, as the Norwich and Norfolk Eco Awards opens applications for the 2020 event.

This will be the twelfth edition of this popular ceremony, which aims to celebrate people, projects and schemes that demonstrate great commitment to creating a sustainable environment in the county.

This year there are again six categories to choose from:

  • Eco hero – the people’s vote
  • Eco food producer
  • Eco primary school
  • Eco secondary school
  • Eco community group
  • Eco small/medium business (50 or fewer employees)

Cllr Andy Grant, Norfolk County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment said:

“We want to celebrate all the incredible individuals and groups that embrace an environmental sustainable ethos. If you or someone you know are involved in an eco project or company then I’d encourage you to take a few minutes to apply or nominate someone you know.

Councillor Kevin Maguire, Norwich City Council’s cabinet member for safe and sustainable city environment, said:

“I am very proud of the success of the Eco Awards over the years, and look forward to celebrating another round of environmental successes happening across our community.

“Maintaining a liveable city is a foundation of our 2040 Norwich City Vision, and these awards are a great way of raising awareness of the great work already being done in Norfolk in this regard.”

The awards are totally free to enter, with applicants invited to complete a simple online form. All winners will receive a bespoke trophy and certificate, as well as Eco Awards branding to use for their own marketing purposes. In addition, winners in the community and high school categories will receive £500 in prize money.  Primary schools will win tablets for their schools.

The Eco awards are open for entries until Sunday 1 December 2019. The official awards ceremony will be held on Thursday 5 March 2020, at The Halls, Norwich.

We are delighted to be joined by Asher Minns as the keynote speaker for this event. Asher is the Executive Director at the Tyndall Centre, a school of Climate Change research at the University of East Anglia.

Please note the awards are only open to organisations based in Norfolk.

To apply, find out further information or learn more about previous year’s winners visit