Be a part of Wales’ new Sustainable Academy Awards


August, 2018

With only a few weeks left to apply for the Sustainable Academy Awards, we’ve put together a few words of encouragement and advice from one of our judges, to help you create that Award-winning entry.

The ‘Sustainable Academy Awards’ is an ambitious new event which draws on decades of combined experience in the sector from Cynnal Cymru and RenewableUK Cymru. The Awards are being held for the first time in 2018, and are a fusion of the Cynnal Cymru Sustain Wales Awards and the Wales Green Energy Awards, organised by RenewableUK Cymru.

We are looking for outstanding individuals, projects or initiatives that are helping to deliver at least one of the seven national goals of the Well-being of Future Generations Act, contributing to the environmental, social, cultural and economic sustainability of life in Wales.  Winners will not only receive due recognition for their efforts but will join a growing community of organisations and people who are building a more resilient, wiser, kinder, prosperous and healthier Wales.

Provide facts and figures to backup your application.  This can include financial savings or carbon cutting.  If it’s a visual change, consider including before and after photos that help demonstrate how something has improved.  Graphs are welcome.

Remember to include the big and the little things.  As well as the high impact achievements, make sure you capture the smaller things that have had a positive effect.  Also, try to include the surprising or unintended results that have made a difference.

“Tell us what has changed as a result of your actions.”  – Rhodri Thomas, Cynnal Cymru

Keep your answers concise and to the point.  The judges have lots of entries to read, so keep it simple and focus on highlighting the key achievements of the project to really grab the judges’ attention.  Try to use plain English, avoiding specialist jargon or over technical descriptions.

Sustainability is all about long term thinking so your submission can be part of a much bigger project.  The key criteria is that your project has reached a significant milestone in the last year, which has already created change.

Applications need to be submitted by the deadline of Monday 10 September 2018.