Combine Harvester

Acland Award Nominations

Who can apply?

Local community groups, schools, clubs, associations, individuals and businesses are all welcome to apply. Download Acland Award nomination flyer here

What sorts of project might qualify?

It's important that the projects nominated each have a connection with the promotion, enhancement or conservation of wildlife, the environment or local heritage within the East Devon AONB*

Example projects could be:

  • School wildlife area projects, forest school projects, wildflower planting schemes
  • tree planting projects, local/wildlife surveys, insect/bug hotels, bird/bat box projects
  • water/pond/river projects, habitat/land improvements, recovered urban/derelict sites
  • litter cleaning, beach cleaning, energy saving/renewable energy schemes
  • projects for particular species eg bats, dormice, hedgehog, bird, slowworms, reptiles, butterflies, bees, etc.
  • composting/green waste schemes, community food projects, local heritage or cultural awareness projects.

This list is to give examples only and is not exhaustive. If you have a project you would like to nominate,
but you'd like to check if it qualifies, please call us to chat through and confirm.

Call Pete with any questions: 01404 46663

Or email:

*Projects on the fringe of the East Devon AONB may also be considered. Please call or email to see if your area could be included.


How to nominate

For online submissions: online nomination form.
For postal or email nominations: download word nomination form.

Deadline for applications

Nominations will close on 13 August 2017 at 11.30pm
Any postal or email applications must be received and all online applications must be submitted by this time.

What happens next?

Your application will be acknowledged on recept – if we need more information we will request it. Once the closing date has passed, the AONB will present all the applications to our assessment panel for their consideration. If necessary, a site visit may be requested.

Applicants will be contacted by 1 September 2017 if they are shortlisted and invited to attend the Acland Award Ceremony to receive their award.

Acland Award ceremony

The Award ceremony will take place at the AONB Annual Meeting – 27 September 2017 (7-9pm)

Terms & Conditions

  • Applications must be completed and submitted by 14 August 2017
  • All applications details will be retained unless specifically requested by the applicant to be returned. Copies will be kept in these cases where practical.
  • The judge’s decision is final and awards will be made for winner, runner up and highly commended.
  • Awards will be made based on evidence submitted and in good faith. Awards may be withdrawn if information is falsely provided.
  • All photo’s taken by the AONB staff/contractors at the Award ceremony will be © East Devon AONB Partnership and used for PR purposes accordingly

Contact Us

East Devon AONB Partnership
Kennaway House
Coburg Road, Sidmouth
EX10 8NG

Tel: 01404 46663

Email :

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