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 +)
Marine Recorder with crab
Marine Recorder with crab (C) Marine Biological Association

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 the short form explaining how your nominee is making an exceptional contribution in the world of UK wildlife recording. We'd love to see some earthworm recorders nominated!

Nominations close on 26 July, so please don’t leave it too late…. bit.ly/NBNawards20

The five short-listed nominees from each award category will be announced on 5 October, 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.

John Sawyer NBN Open Data Award

As in the last five years, the NBN will once again be determining the winner of the above award, which has been created to “recognise and celebrate the outstanding contribution of NBN Data Partners in achieving the vision of the NBN in collecting and sharing biological data openly to educate and inform”.

The NBN Trust will identify one Data Partner deserving of the John Sawyer NBN Open Data Award in 2020. The winner of the John Sawyer NBN Open Data Award in 2019 was... Earthworm Society of Britain! (2019 NBN Award Winners)

N.B. Public nominations cannot be made for the John Sawyer NBN Open Data Award.

The Earthworm Society of Britain is a proud member of the National Biodiversity Network and data provider to the NBN Atlas (check out our datasets on the NBN Atlas).