Biosphere Awards

The UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man Awards recognise organisations and individuals working for a more sustainable Isle of Man.
The UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man Awards recognise organisations and individuals working for a more sustainable Isle of Man.
  • Our awards

    Entries are invited for the UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man Awards 2021.

    The awards support the UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man’s aim of ‘Working Together for a Sustainable Future’.

    There are categories for Economy, Education, Energy, Enjoyment/Engagement and Environment.

    The closing date for entries is Friday 20th August 2021 and results will be announced at an awards ceremony in October.

    Winners will receive hand crafted wooden trophies, will benefit from publicity and will be able to use a special award-winners’ logo on their websites and social media channels, demonstrating their commitment to a sustainable Isle of Man. They will also feature in the promotional video for next year’s awards.

    If you have questions about the awards, email biosphere@gov.im or ring 01624 686080.

  • Economy

    Economy: please enter projects and initiatives that have contributed to our UNESCO Biosphere’s economy in a sustainable way

  • Education

    Education: please enter projects and initiatives that educate and inform people about sustainable living in our UNESCO Biosphere

  • Energy

    Energy: please enter projects that promote greener energy usage and energy saving, in line with our UNESCO Biosphere’s climate change commitment

  • Enjoyment/engagement

    Enjoyment/Engagement: please enter projects and initiatives that contribute to enjoying and getting involved with our UNESCO Biosphere

  • Environment

    Environment: please enter project and initiatives that conserve and enhance the natural and built environment of our UNESCO Biosphere

  • Entering

    It is free and easy to enter the awards.

    Entrants should give an overview of their project or initiative and detail what it is achieving.

    The awards will be judged by a panel from the public, private and third sectors. It will take into account entries’ innovation and impact.

    Entries can be accompanied by up to three photos, but this is not essential.

  • Video

    Find out about our 2019 UNESCO Biosphere Awards here.

    And hear from winners inthis video.

    Check out the video about the inaugural 2018 award-winners.

GET INVOLVED

If you love the Isle of Man and want to help keep it special, there are a variety of ways to get involved in UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man projects. Here are a few suggestions.

Please help us spread the word about Biosphere Isle of Man!