Nominations & Awards

Nominate a fellow member for an award

From Chris Miles, Chair of the BSBI Board of Trustees:

"We know that there are many people who do tremendous unpaid work for the Society and so we are launching two new Awards to recognise those who go that extra mile to inspire and encourage their fellow botanists. The Awards will be a certificate, and a listing in the April issue of BSBI News and on the 'BSBI Awards For Outstanding Contributions' page on our website".

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Nominate a fellow member for an award

Nominations will be open from 1 October to 31 December. They will be considered by the Board’s Nominations, Awards and Governance Committee and announced in the April issue of BSBI News and on the 'BSBI Awards For Outstanding Contributions' page on our website.

Nominations are sought from both individual members, or from individuals on behalf of local groups or committees for the following two categories:

• An outstanding contribution to botany in your area (county, region or country). This might be through recording, interpretation to help inform conservation/land management decisions, mentoring, training, engagement or organisational activity. We will be looking for nominations from each country and there will be a limit on the number of awards made each year.

The nomination form in this category is available as a pdf here so you can view it in-browser but once you are ready to make a nomination, please download this Word version of the form, then complete and submit it before 31st December 2023.

• An outstanding contribution to British and Irish Botany. The nominee will have made a sustained and nationally significant contribution to advancing the understanding and appreciation of the British and Irish flora through their actions and/ or publications. This award might not be made every year.

The nomination form in this category is available as a pdf here so you can view it in-browser but once you are ready to make a nomination, please download this Word version of the form, then complete and submit it before 31st December 2023.

Please note that only BSBI members may make a nomination".

Chris Miles,

Chair, BSBI Board of Trustees

September 2022