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Call for nominations - Marsh Awards

7 July 2016

Marsh Awards for International Plant Conservation and Education in Botanic Gardens

BGCI is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the Marsh Awards for International Plant Conservation and Botanic Garden Education sponsored by the Marsh Christian Trust.

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The Marsh Christian Trust was established in 1981 and runs a portfolio of awards which recognise the contribution of dedicated individuals working in different sectors – to improve the world we live in.

 

Marsh Award for International Plant Conservation

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We aim to give the Marsh Award for International Plant Conservation to an early/mid- career individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the implementation of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).  The prize for this Award in 2016 is £1,000.

 

Marsh Award for Education in Botanic Gardens

 

We aim to give the Marsh Award for Education in Botanic Gardens to an early/mid-career individual who has made an outstanding contribution to promoting public awareness of the importance of plants and/or undertaking impactful education activities within a botanic garden.  The prize for this Award in 2016 is £1,000.

How to make a nomination

If you know of somebody who you think merits one of the awards above, please nominate  using the forms downloadable below. The deadline for nominations is 2 September, 2016.  Nominations should be sent to liz.smith@bgci.org

Nomination form for Marsh Award for International Plant Conservation

Nomination form for Marsh Award for Education in Botanic Gardens

How will the award be judged?

Nominations will be judged by a panel comprising two BGCI Board members; and one representative from each of five external organisations, including the Marsh Christian Trust. A final shortlist of three will be sent to Brian Marsh and the Trust for the final selection.

 

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