Announcing the Creative Green Awards 2020

Farhana Amani at the Creative Green Awards 2019

We inaugurated the first Creative Green Awards in 2017 to recognise and honour the achievements of the creative community taking action on climate change. Four years later, still the only environmental awards designed specifically for the creative and cultural sector, we are excited to launch 2 new awards that will be open for public nominations – Best Campaign and Best Creative Programming (details below).

This years’ Creative Green Awards open for public nomination:

Best Creative Programming Award

This award recognises the Best Creative Programming that has inspired people to think about climate and environmental issues in a new and creative way.

Best Campaign Award

This award recognises the Best Campaign that successfully inspired and galvanised people to take creative climate action.

*Submissions are now closed*

This years’ Creative Green Awards celebrating the impacts of the Creative Green community are:

Outstanding Achievement

This award recognises Creative Green organisations (or events) that have made exceptional progress on sustainability this year. Each shortlisted organisation achieved 5* in their Creative Green Assessments this year for the first time.

Best Newcomer

This award recognises the organisations (or events) who completed their first Creative Green Assessment this year and are already displaying an exceptional commitment to, and understanding of sustainability.

Highest Achievement for Commitment

This award recognises Creative Green organisations (or events) who have displayed exceptional commitment to sustainability this year. This includes the organisations’ environmental policy, procedures, responsibilities and procurement as well as communications and engagement.

Highest Achievement for Understanding

This award recognises Creative Green organisations (or events) who have displayed an exceptional understanding of their environmental impacts. This includes monitoring and analysis into key areas of environmental impact alongside stakeholder environmental attitudes.

Highest Achievement for Improvement (sponsored by Good Energy)

This award recognises Creative Green organisations (or events) who have made the greatest improvements this year for reducing energy, emissions, water and waste impacts.

Creative Green Champions

These awards recognise individuals who have been leading and inspiring change from within their organisations and beyond, engaging colleagues and the wider community to take creative climate action.

Pioneer Award

This award recognises a Creative Green organisation who has delivered exceptional innovation on sustainability, testing or trying new approaches and solutions to environmental challenges.

What are the benefits of the Creative Green Awards?

All Creative Green Awards winners will receive a prestigious Creative Green award and certificate, along with the Creative Green Award logo that can be used on marketing materials to share your impact with the world.

Winners of the two public awards will receive the value of a day’s personalised programme of support, negotiated according to needs, and delivered from across JB’s expert team of consultants.

Awards will be presented during a virtual ceremony on November 13th. Details and speakers to be announced. It is possible for organisations or projects to be nominated for multiple awards – see full Terms and Conditions outlined below. Deadline for applications is Friday 30th October at 12pm, BST.

To understand why these awards are so important, please find a short video from last year’s Creative Green Awards ceremony below.


We are incredibly grateful to our judges for their time and expertise. They are:

  • Juliet Davenport, Founder and Chief Executive of Good Energy,
  • Bella Sereno, Environmental and Resource Manager at Tate,
  • Jonathan Badyal, Head of Communications at Universal Music UK,
  • Julie Godefroy, Sustainability Consultant and Chartered Engineer,
  • Chris Johnson, co-founder, Operations Director and Sustainability Lead, Shambala festival.

– Header Image: Creative Green Awards 2019 MC Amani Saeed, and keynote speaker Farhana Yamin. Credit – Angela Dennis

Bottom image: Some of the Creative Green Awards 2019 winners. Credit – Angela Dennis

The Creative Green Awards are proudly sponsored by:

Our headline sponsor – Good Energy

Our printing sponsor – Seacourt