Judging has taken place in the first UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man Awards.
Entries were invited in the categories of Economic Sustainability, Environment, Education and Public Awareness and Energy.
Judges faced a difficult task when they met last week, such was the quality of the 30 entries.
Under the chairmanship of Ken Milne, Director of Energy Policy for the Isle of Man Government, the panel chose four winners, assessing such factors as innovation and impact.
All entrants have been invited to a ceremony on 8th October at which Hon Geoffrey Boot MHK, DEFA Minister, will present the awards.
Winners will receive beautiful trophies depicting the Isle of Man in larch, with a globe at the centre, hand-crafted by an employee of DEFA's sawmill.