Wild Trout Trust Conservation Awards 2018

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An Invitation to Apply 

The Wild Trout Trust Conservation Awards 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 trophy for projects delivered by small to medium-sized NGOs e.g. rivers or wildlife trusts.

· Contribution to Wild Trout Conservation: A 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 30 July 2018 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 30 July 2018.

Awards Ceremony and announcement of winners: Savile Club, London, 17 October 2018.

Terms and conditions of entry 

Applicants understand that they are entering a competition that is run by a charitable trust. All entries are welcome and encouraged. The Wild Trout Trust will use the 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, unless you advise at the time of entry that you do not wish to take part. 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 including references to, or material from, entries in promotional material. Prizewinners and those receiving special commendation agree to attend the Awards Ceremony and presentation.

By entering the Conservation Awards you are providing your information to the Wild Trout Trust and no other party. The information you provide will be used in conjunction with the Trust’s privacy policy that can be found on our website and is available upon request. You should read our privacy policy in addition to these terms and conditions. 

By supplying your information we may from time to time contact you, by post, with information that you may find of interest about the Wild Trout Trust’s work, events and charitable status. This will include some fundraising and marketing communications and requests for donations or support towards specific projects. We believe that it is a legitimate interest of the Wild Trout Trust to raise awareness of our charitable nature and conservation efforts that focus on practical habitat development projects to improve the natural environment for trout across the UK and Ireland. 

We respect your right not to receive communications of a fundraising or marketing nature. Should you prefer not to receive them please let Christina Bryant know by emailing office@​wildtrout.​org or calling her on 023 9257 0985.

We also take your right to privacy and confidentiality seriously and will never sell, swap, share or lease your information with any other organisation. Your information will be held securely and in accordance with Data Protection laws by the Wild Trout Trust for their own legitimate purposes.