How to Enter

Nominations are now OPEN for the Climate Week Awards 2014. The deadline for entries is 7 February 2014.

Enter the Climate Week Awards by sending an email to awards@climateweek.com, marking the category clearly in the subject line, and attaching the entry as a Microsoft Word, Open Office, or PDF file.

Key Dates:

Friday 7 February 2014
Deadline for entries for the Climate Week Awards at 5pm.

Week commencing Monday 17 February 2014
Shortlist of finalists announced for each category.

Tuesday 4 March 2014
Awards will be presented at a ceremony in London at the official launch of Climate Week.

Entry Details

Please put the following information at the top of your entry:

  • The category of award you are entering
  • The name of the project or person being nominated
  • The Organisation name
  • A named contact and their position
  • Contact telephone number, email and address

For all award categories except the artistic and inspirational person categories , please address the following specific headings in no more than 700 words in total.

Background: briefly describe the context of your entry
Objective: what did you set out to do and why?
Approach: what did you achieve, and how?
Impact: how has your activity helped to tackle climate change and/or make society more sustainable? Please include any substantiating facts, figures and results.

For the Most Inspirational Person category, please address the following specific headings in no more than 700 words.

Who? : briefly describe this person and their background.
What? : what contribution has this person made to help tackle climate change?
Why? : why is this person deserving of an award?

For the Artistic Response category, please address the following specific headings in no more than 700 words. Please ensure your entry is accompanied by supporting material illustrating your work.

Inspiration: briefly describe how the work came about
Execution: describe how the work has been produced
Response: where has the work been exhibited and how has it been received?
Contribution: how does the work contribute to understanding or action on climate change?

Up to three images can be provided to illustrate an entry in any of the categories. These files must not exceed a combined total of 1 MB.

Entries may use continuous text and/or bullet points. Please ensure that entries address the specific headings for the relevant category. The maximum word limit for all entries is 700 words.

Shortlisted candidates may be asked for more detailed information at a later stage.

For more details, or for any queries, please email awards@climateweek.com

Judging criteria

The three main criteria when examining the entries are:

  • Inspiration
    Can the entry inspire others to look at their own behaviour or actions and consider changing them?
  • Innovation
    Has the entry applied fresh thinking to problems or developed new solutions?
  • Impact
    How has the entry made a real difference in helping to tackle climate change?

Entry requirements

  • Entrants can nominate themselves or a third party for any category providing permission has been given.
  • There is no limit on the number of categories that an organisation or initiative can be entered for.
  • Activities that form the basis for entries must have taken place within the period between 30 January 2010 and 30 January 2014 (or can be ongoing after this point).
  • Organisations, individuals or events entered into the awards must be based in the UK. Artistic works must have been exhibited or performed in the UK.
  • Information and images provided by entrants may be used for publication by Climate Week or selected media partners. If any material is sensitive or unsuitable for publication, such as figures relating to business activities, then this must be explicitly stated.
  • Up to three high resolution images can be provided to illustrate the entry. These files must not exceed a combined total of 1MB.