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Environment Award

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"A key challenge faced by the energy industry is how it can reduce CO2 emissions while helping to meet the world’s energy needs. For the Environment Award, entrants should demonstrate that their project or initiative offers a solution that addresses global environmental challenges and reduces the overall impact of the industry on the planets resources."
Dr Robin Nelson, Science Director, CONCAWE
2017 Environment Award Judge


Category criteria

It is increasingly important for the energy industry to reduce its impact on the environment and to do its bit to give back to the planet. For this award the judges are looking for schemes and projects that enhance the environment or offset carbon emissions. Entrants should demonstrate a responsible and ethical commitment to managing the risks of energy to the environment and reducing the carbon footprint of the industry. For the Environment Award, the judging panel will be looking for:

  • Demonstrable benefit to the environment
  • Management commitment
  • Good prospects for wider application

You must be able to validate the success of your project with proven results.  

Entries for 2018 are now open

The shortlist will be announced in September.

Winning an EI Award provides a prime opportunity to have your achievements recognised by a senior panel of energy experts, and the wider industry.


Entry guidelines

To be considered for the 2018 Environment Award, please follow these three simple steps:
1. Read the guidelines below before submitting your entry:
  • Please consider the category criteria carefully, this is what the judges will assess your entry against. 
  • We welcome multiple projects to be entered into the competition. Please note however, the same project, product, initiative or person can be entered into one category only. Please use a new entry form for each submission.
  • If your organisation is sponsoring an award, please note that any entries you make to that category will not be considered by the judging panel.
  • If you are a contractor and you are submitting an entry relating to a project you undertook for a client, please ensure you receive full approval from your client to enter the project to the competition.
  • All submissions must be sent in the official entry form. Entries provided in any other format will not be considered by the judging panel. The official entry form will be available shortly.
  • In your entry form you are required to put together a statement of up to 500 words* and graphics which explains how your entry satisfies the award criteria (given above). 
  • When writing your statement you must follow the format below, ensuring that you use the 500 word count to answer all of the sections below:

    Background – reasons behind the project concept
    Aims – what was the project designed to achieve?
    Description and development – actions taken to carry the project
    Impact and benefits – what were the positive outcomes of the project?
    Reasons – why should the project be considered for the appropriate award?

* Please note: the word count must include any testimonials you wish to submit.

  • Entries will be judged on the contents of the written submissions.  However, entrants may include up to 3 electronic links to additional background information to prove the success of your project. Background information will only be accepted if it is provided via web links in the relevant section of the entry form. 
    Please note: the content of this additional information will not be considered in the formal judging process. Please ensure that all of the key information you wish to be considered by the panel is given in the entry statement.
  • The judging panel will be looking for evidence of your achievements. You should include as much results data, facts and figures as possible in your entry statement so that the judging panel is able to measure your success.
  • Spelling, grammar and overall presentation will be considered by the judging panel, in addition to the content and metrics included in your statement. Please ensure you have your entry statement proof-read prior to submission.
  • Our judging panel is made up of industry experts, each with their own specialisms. Please ensure that your statement is written in an accessible manner so that it is clearly understandable for anyone without direct knowledge of your project, business or sector.
  • Find out our top tips for a successful entry here.
2. Download the official entry form
3. Submit your completed entry form to Francesca Ferarri at e:
The deadline for submitting your entry is 25th May 2018. 


Environment sponsor

If your business prides itself on its environmental awareness and its sustainble practices, make sure your brand gets the recognition it deserves. Be the EI Awards Environment Sponsor in 2018. Find out more.

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