Announcing the Creative Green Awards 2020

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 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.

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. 


Creative Green Awards winners 2019

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 9th October at 5pm.

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

Judges

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.

Terms and Conditions / eligibility criteria:

Best Creative Programming Award

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

  • Programme must have commenced and taken place at some point between 1st April 2019 – 31st March 2020, though the start and end dates may stretch beyond this timeframe.
  • The Creative Programme needs to have been open to the public and focused around creatively encouraging environmental action.
  • The Best Creative Programming Award applications will be marked on the following criteria by our panel of judges: how effective, impactful, innovative, creative and powerful the programme was (see application form for further details).
  • See examples of previous award winners here for inspiration, but we encourage all submissions that fit the above criteria.
  • At Julie’s Bicycle we recognise that the imbalances existing within the climate movement mirror environmental inequalities overall. Therefore, we particularly welcome submissions from individuals or organisations from one or more of the following groups: Black, Asian or minority ethnic, refugee, D/deaf, disabled, neurodivergent, working class and LGBTQI+. If you have any questions regarding access requirements, please contact info@juliesbicycle.com or 0208 746 0400. 
  • Please note, due to the expected volume of applications we will be unable to give personalised feedback until applicants reach the shortlisting stage.

Best Campaign Award

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

  • The Campaign must have commenced and taken place at some point between 1st April 2019 – 31st March 2020, though the start and end dates may stretch beyond this timeframe.
  • The Campaign needs to have been accessible to the public and focused around creatively encouraging environmental action.
  • The Best Campaign Award applications will be marked on the following criteria by our panel of judges: how effective, impactful, innovative, creative and powerful the campaign was (see application form for further details).
  • We encourage all submissions that fit the above criteria.
  • At Julie’s Bicycle we recognise that the imbalances existing within the climate movement mirror environmental inequalities overall. Therefore, we particularly welcome submissions from individuals or organisations from one or more of the following groups: Black, Asian or minority ethnic, refugee, D/deaf, disabled, neurodivergent, working class and LGBTQI+. If you have any questions regarding access requirements, please contact info@juliesbicycle.com or 0208 746 0400. 
  • Please note, due to the expected volume of applications we will be unable to give personalised feedback until applicants reach the shortlisting stage.

FAQs:

  1. Can the project be based anywhere in the world?
    • Yes, as long as it falls within the application criteria
  2. I don’t fall within the protected characteristics outlined in the encouraged submissions, should I still apply?
    • Yes, we encourage all eligible applications
  3. I have not previously worked with the Julie’s Bicycle or Creative Green communities, should I still apply?
    • Yes, these are public awards and a chance to celebrate and recognise a broad representation of #CreativeClimateAction 
  4. Can I nominate myself / my organisation?
    • Yes
  5. Can I encourage others to nominate me / my project or organisation?
    • Due to the nature of the questions and level of detail requested in the application form, these award nominations are likely to be only relevant for organisations who have been closely involved in leading on the project.
  6. There are multiple organisations responsible for delivering a campaign or programming, who do I nominate?
    • Since there is a restrictive word count, please choose one organisation to be the lead representative and send a follow up email to info@juliesbicycle.com if there are other organisations involved who will need to be credited
  7. I am nominating an external campaign / programming that I wasn’t involved in, and don’t have all the information for, how should I proceed?
    • See point number 5 – we encourage you instead to suggest the organisation involved to nominate themselves
  8. How can I see previous award winners? 
    • Full list of 2019 award winners here and 2018 winners here
  9. When will we hear back?
    • The deadline for applications is Friday 9th October at 5pm. The shortlist will be announced by 30th October. The final awards will be presented during a live online events ceremony on 13th November. 
  10. Is there an admin fee to apply?
    • No, the awards are free to apply for.

– 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


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