Call for Nominations: 2018 Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) Awards

Deadline: 31 July 2018

Nominations are open for the 2018 Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) Annual Awards.

Goals

The goals of the WESSA Awards are as follows:

  • To give appropriate, high level recognition to people, groups or institutions for advancing the cause of environmental conservation and/or education in South Africa in an exceptional and sustained manner.
  • To provide an opportunity for WESSA to increase public awareness of local or national achievements in environmental conservation and/or education.

Award Categories

  • WESSA Award For Individuals
    • This is WESSA’s premier award to an individual. The person nominated must be considered to have made an outstanding contribution to environmental conservation and/or education in South Africa over a sustained period of time and at a national level. “Outstanding contribution” in this context is understood to be a contribution over and above what would normally be expected from their work.
  • WESSA Award For Youth
    • Youth are increasingly taking on environmental issues and making them their life’s work. In the Youth Award category WESSA would like to acknowledge a young person, under the age of 35 years, who has committed him or herself to environmental conservation and/or education. This individual should be making an “outstanding contribution” that is having positive outcomes at a national level.
  • WESSA Award For Corporates
    • This award is made to corporations or institutions for outstanding contributions to environmental conservation and/or education in South Africa over a sustained period of time and at a national level.
  • WESSA Award For Groups
    • This award is made to any group of volunteers (e.g. community, educational, environmental) who have done outstanding work for the benefit of environmental conservation and/or education over a sustained period of time. Such contribution could be in their local area, but should be of a national significance or be able to be replicated nationally.

Criteria

In general, the main criterion for all the WESSA Awards is as follows:

  • Any individual, corporate/organisation, community group, educational group, conservation or environmental group who have done outstanding and sustained work for the benefit of environmental conservation and/or education in South Africa.

How to Apply

Written nominations, signed by the proposer, should be submitted at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit 2018 WESSA Awards.

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