Still time to get in running for coveted honour

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The clock is ticking for eco-friendly businesses, schools and community groups to show off their green credentials for the chance to win a coveted Yorkshire Post Environment Award.

Entries are still being accepted online throughout today and tomorrow across 11 categories recognising everything from grassroots community projects and environmental startups to the best green product manufacturers and eco-building developments.

Judging will be carried out next week by a panel including leading environmental scientist and first Green Champion award-winner Lynne Frostick.

She will be joined by representatives from the Yorkshire Post and awards sponsors Yorkshire Water, Asda, Bond Dickinson, Banks Group and Northern Gas Networks.

A shortlist of nominees will be announced on Saturday, May 18 and the winners will be presented with their prizes at a glittering dinner and presentation ceremony on Wednesday, June 12.

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey will be the headline speaker at the event, at the Queens Hotel in Leeds.

Prizes to be presented include the ultimate accolade of Environmental Business of the Year as well as ones for the manufacturer of the best green product; the most eco-conscious school.

There are also awards recognising innovative environmental technologies, imaginative approaches to tackling and adapting to climate change; and work to preserve and protect the countryside. All winners will receive a trophy and be featured in a special supplement in the Yorkshire Post.

Ticket to the event are now available and can be booked individually or in tables of 10. For more information and to book, contact Yorkshire Post Editor’s secretary Jayne Lownsbrough on 0113 2388432 or email

To enter the awards, visit, follow the links to the online entry form and tell us in 500 words why your organisation should win an award.