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Marsh Awards for International Plant Conservation and Education in Botanic Gardens

11 April 2018

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.

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

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 2018 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 2018 is £1,000.

How to make a nomination

If you know of somebody who you think merits one of the awards above, please nominate that person by filling out a single page of A4, and covering the following criteria:

Candidate’s Name:
Job title / freelance role / volunteer status:
Country where undertaking work:
Organisation (if relevant):
Address:
Email:
Phone:
Nominated by:
Signature:
Date:

1.    Please describe the work that your nominee has undertaken and the impact of this work (350 words maximum).

2.    Please explain, with examples, how your nominee has showed motivation, dedication or innovation beyond their remit in the conservation of threatened plant species or in botanic gardens education (350 words maximum).

Note that self-nominations are not eligible.

The deadline for nominations is 31st July 2018. Nominations should be sent to liz.smith@bgci.org


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 shortlist of three will be sent to Brian Marsh and the Trust for the final selection.

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