Do you work tirelessly to keep your local area clean, green, and safe? Do you have a friend or family member who is dedicated to looking after nature? Maybe you teach at an Eco-School that has developed an exciting new project? Or perhaps you’re part of an organisation that is leading the way in sustainability? If yes, the Keep Wales Tidy wants to hear from you!
Keep Wales Tidy is delighted to be bringing back the Tidy Wales Awards in 2023 as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations. Dating back to 1990, the Tidy Wales Awards honours environmental heroes – the individuals, groups, schools, and businesses that go above and beyond to care for their beautiful country.
As well as their well-known awards, this year they’ve developed new categories to showcase all the incredible, innovative projects taking place across Wales. This is the opportunity to celebrate and thank the people and businesses in Wales who are making a positive difference to their environment.
- In addition to some of their well known categories, this year they’ve developed new categories to showcase all the incredible, innovative projects taking place across Wales. There are ten Tidy Wales Awards:
- Award for Nature’s Heroes: They are celebrating Nature’s Heroes – the incredible individuals and groups who are determined to stop nature’s decline.
- Caru Cymru Community Award: This award recognises volunteer groups who have gone the extra mile to tackle litter to keep their communities clean and safe.
- Caru Cymru Business Award: They are looking for organisations and businesses that have shown love for their local environment by tackling litter and waste.
- Circular Economy Innovation Award: They are looking for groups, schools, and organisations that have created new and innovative ways of reducing, reusing, recycling, and repairing.
- Beautiful Coast Award: This award recognises heroes who have worked tirelessly to make their coastal areas cleaner, safer, and more sustainable.
- Eco-Schools Innovation Award: This award celebrates Eco-Schools in Wales that have come up with innovative projects to address environmental issues.
- Community Transformation Award: They are shining the spotlight on projects that have transformed disused or rundown outdoor areas into thriving community spaces.
- Community Food Growing Award: They want to showcase the best community food growing projects across Wales that have helped communities become more sustainable and resilient.
- Volunteer of the Year Award: This award recognises dedicated volunteers who have made a significant difference to their environment and community.
- The tenth award is The Keep Wales Tidy Outstanding Achievement Award. This recognises the best of the best.
- The winners of each of the other nine categories will be considered and one, overall winner will be chosen.
- The winner of each category will receive a trophy and a certificate. Community and individual category award winners will also take home a £200 gardening voucher to support their work.
- All finalists will be invited to join us at the prestigious daytime Tidy Wales Awards ceremony on Wednesday 19 April at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. Refreshments and entertainment will be provided.
- No alternative prizes will be offered.
- You can nominate yourself, a group, a school, an organisation, friend(s), family, or colleague(s).
- You can nominate the same person or group for more than one category.
- Award for Nature’s Heroes: This category is open to anybody to apply.
- Caru Cymru Community Award: This category is open to volunteer groups. Nominations cannot include paid staff.
- Caru Cymru Business Award: This category is open to any organisation and business.
- Circular Economy Innovation Award: This category is open to community groups, schools, not-for-profit organisations, businesses, and local authorities.
- Beautiful Coast Award: This category is open to anybody who manages a coastal area.
- Eco-Schools Innovation Award: This category is open to any schools in Wales that are engaged in the Eco-Schools programme.
- Community Transformation Award: This category is open to anybody to apply.
- Community Food Growing Award: This category is open to anybody to apply.
- Volunteer of the Year Award: This award is for volunteers. A volunteer is anybody who undertakes unpaid work. This can include individuals, such as teachers, who support and drive environmental change activities in their paid for work, but who then go above and beyond this work and become catalysts for change.
For more information, visit Keep Wales Tidy.