Wild Trout Trust Conservation Awards 2017

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An Invitation to Apply

The Wild Trout Trust Conservation Awards, supported by Thames Water and the River Restoration Centre, seek to recognise and encourage excellence in wild trout habitat management and conservation and celebrate the efforts, ingenuity and imagination of all those involved.

Am I Eligible?

The competition is open to entry from individuals or organisations and amateurs or professionals across Britain and Ireland. PLEASE NOTE that we are equally keen to see and spread the word about successful, small-scale efforts to improve a stream at the end of the garden just as much as catchment-wide work funded by government agencies.

Choose Your Award Category

·                        Large-Scale Habitat Enhancement Scheme: A trophy for projects delivered by  government agencies, contractors and larger rivers or wildlife trusts.

·                        Medium-Scale Habitat Enhancement Scheme: A £1000 prize and trophy for projects delivered by small to medium-sized NGOs e.g. rivers or wildlife trusts.

·                        Contribution to Wild Trout Conservation: A £1000 prize and trophy aimed at amateur community groups (e.g. fishing clubs or other conservation groups) whose voluntary efforts, either through delivery of a specific habitat enhancement project and/or general ethos of management, have furthered the cause for wild trout conservation.

The Judging

Entrants will be expected to demonstrate to a panel of judges (made up from representatives of WTT and the River Restoration Centre) that a project or management programme has benefited wild trout and their environment in a river, lake, loch or lough. Consideration will also be given to aspects such as conservation value, appropriateness of the scheme for the site, funding and value for money, techniques used, sustainability, local involvement, ease of access and post-project management.

How to Apply

Click here to download the application form.

Applications must be received by WTT NO LATER than Friday 28 July 2017 via e-mail to office@wildtrout.org

Wild Trout Hero Trophy Nominations

This trophy will be awarded to a professional whose work has furthered the cause of wild trout conservation and management in Britain and/or Ireland. Our Hero could be a riverkeeper, fishery manager, scientist or administrator. Wild Trout Hero nominations should be submitted to the WTT Director (director@wildtrout.org) no later than Friday 28 July 2017.

Awards Ceremony and announcement of winners: Savile Club, London, 17 October 2017


Terms and conditions of entry 

Applicants understand that they are entering a competition that is run by a charitable trust, with the financial support of our Sponsor, Thames Water. All entries are welcome and encouraged. The Wild Trout Trust reserves the right to use material from any entry or prize winner in its promotional literature, or on its website, or in other publicity as may be appropriate to the Trust’s aims. Copyright in any and all material submitted by the applicant(s) will remain with the applicant(s), although by submitting an entry, the applicant agrees to the Trust using material as described in these terms.

Copyright in any material originated by the Trust, including this document and forms and literature obtained or downloaded from the Trust remains exclusively with the Trust.
 Applicants entering the competition agree to these terms and to the Trust and the Sponsor including references to, or material from, entries in promotional material. 
Prizewinners and those receiving special commendation agree to attend the Awards Ceremony and presentation.