We’re delighted to be bringing back the Tidy Wales Awards in 2023 as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations.
Dating back to 1990, the Tidy Wales Awards honours environmental heroes – the individuals, groups schools, and businesses that go above and beyond to care for our beautiful country.
As well as our well-known awards, this year we’ve developed new categories to showcase all the incredible, innovative projects taking place across Wales.
Do you work tirelessly to keep your local area clean, green, and safe? Do you have a friend or family member who is dedicated to looking after nature? Maybe you teach at an Eco-School that has developed an exciting new project? Or perhaps you’re part of an organisation that is leading the way in sustainability? We want to hear from you!
This is the opportunity to celebrate and thank the people and businesses in Wales who are making a positive difference to our environment.
Nominations are open from 1 February to 6 March. The finalists for each category will be invited to join us for the prestigious daytime Tidy Wales Awards ceremony on Wednesday 19 April at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff.
Keep reading for all the details.
In addition to some of our well known categories, this year we’ve developed new categories to showcase all the incredible, innovative projects taking place across Wales. There are ten Tidy Wales Awards:
The tenth award is The Keep Wales Tidy Outstanding Achievement Award. This recognises the best of the best.
The winners of each of the other nine categories will be considered and one, overall winner will be chosen.
You can nominate yourself, a group, a school, an organisation, friends, family, or colleague(s).
There are Tidy Wales Awards categories to suit everyone but please read through the criteria carefully before submitting your nomination to check if it is eligible.
You can nominate the same person or group for more than one category.
Nominations must include all the required information and must be based on activities that have taken place over the past twelve months.
Please click on the links below for all the details. On each page, you’ll find an online nomination form to complete.
If it’s easier, you can download a Word version of the form and send it back to us via email or post. Details are provided on the form.
If you can’t put into writing why you’d like to nominate someone for an award, you can also send us a voice note or video nomination. The voice note or video should be no longer than five minutes and must cover all the required information.
Voice notes can be sent via What’s App to 07469 118914 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. We do ask that you follow up with some photos to show the positive impact of the individual, group, school or business – again, these can be sent via What’s App or email.
Video nominations can be emailed to email@example.com
Nominations are welcome in English or Welsh.
All nominations must be submitted by midday on Monday 6 March. Nominations received after this time will not be considered.
The winner of each category will receive a trophy, certificate and £200 to support their work.
Other shortlisted entries will receive a certificate and £50.
All finalists will be invited to join us at the prestigious daytime Tidy Wales Awards ceremony on Wednesday 19 April at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. Refreshments and entertainment will be provided.
No alternative prizes will be offered.
Copywrite to the entries and all attached information (including images, videos and voice messages) will remain with the entrant, but the entrant licences Keep Wales Tidy to use this information to promote the Keep Wales Tidy and the Tidy Wales Awards across our website, social media and in any related press and media announcement.
Please get in touch with the team if you have any further questions. Drop us an email firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on 07469 118914.
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We are looking for groups, schools, and organisations that have created new and innovative ways of reducing, reusing, recycling, and repairing.
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