Bernews: Nominations Invited for National Trust Awards
The Bermuda National Trust is inviting the public to submit nominations for its annual awards, which recognise individuals, organisations, groups or schools that have worked to protect and promote appreciation for Bermuda’s natural and cultural heritage, or whose work has enhanced Bermuda heritage awareness or understanding.
A spokesperson said, “Heritage Education Awards are given to educational institutions [pre-school through college]. Teachers, students and parents are encouraged to nominate their school for an award if they have a successful curricular or extra-curricular programme that demonstrates conservation or other care of Bermuda’s natural or cultural heritage.
“Cultural Heritage Awards are given for positive impacts to Bermuda’s cultural heritage through conservation, advocacy or education. Nominations are invited in this category for protecting or advocating for cultural heritage; restorations or renovations of, or sensitive additions to, historic buildings; conservation of heritage sites or artefacts; projects or programmes promoting appreciation or awareness of cultural heritage; research that adds to our understanding of Bermuda’s heritage.
“Natural Heritage Awards are given for positive impacts to Bermuda’s natural heritage through conservation, advocacy or education. Nominations are invited in this category for protecting, restoring or advocating for the natural environment; for inspiring appreciation and awareness of Bermuda’s natural heritage; research that adds to our understanding of Bermuda’s natural heritage.
“The Outstanding Young Environmentalist award is presented to a young person [must be less than 26 years as of 31 December 2022] who has made an exceptional contribution to the preservation of Bermuda’s natural environment for a considerable length of time and has been consistent in this regard.
“Nominations must be submitted by 28 April and will be accepted in all categories for the period June 2022 to May 2023. Nomination forms can be downloaded from bnt.bm, or can be picked up at BNT’s office “Waterville” at 2 Pomander Road.
“All nominations will be carefully researched and considered by BNT committees. The award presentation ceremony will take place on 1 June, 2023.”