The deadline for entries to the 2018 National Air Quality Awards has been extended by one week to 7 August to allow extra time for submissions.
Taking place this year at Londonâ€™s iconic cricket venue Lordâ€™s on October 4, the Awards will recognise the hard work and innovation taking place in the public and private sectors to meet the challenge of cleaning up the UKâ€™s air.
The awards ceremony and dinner will be held shortly after the end of the National Air Quality Conference, which is also taking place at the same venue on that day.
The Conference programme has been announced this month (see airqualitynews.com story) and guests can book a double ticket for both events at a special discounted rate.
2018 marks the fourth year that the National Air Quality Awards have taken place, with last yearâ€™s winners having included Elliot Treharne, air quality manager for the Greater London Authority, Amminex, the National Clean Air Day Campaign, Go-Ahead London and IVECO (see airqualitynews.com story).
Winners in previous years have included Alan Andrews of ClientEarth, Dearman, Oxford city council, Emissions Analytics and Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Due to the unprecedented interest in the Awards in 2017, we have added one new category, Indoor Air Quality Initiative of the Year.
Returning Categories include Local Authority & Public Sector Air Quality Initiative of the Year, Innovation in Air Quality Technology, Passenger Transport Air Quality and Air Quality Champion, Air Quality Communications Initiative of the Year, Vehicle Fleet Air Quality Initiative of the Year, Leader in Low Emission Mobility and Commercial Sector Air Quality Initiative of the Year.
In order to enter, applicants can submit a 500 â€“ 750 word summary along with any supporting material you wish to include. Each entry can be submitted in up to two categories, but you can submit as many entries as you wish. More details on each award and some of the judging criteria can be found here.
The 2018 National Air Quality Awards is supported by Mercedes-Benz & FUSO, Calor, Videalert and Urban Transport Group.