Professional category

Sir David Attenborough Award for Enhancing Biodiversity

This award celebrates projects which emphasise the enhancement or connectivity of habitats for biodiversity.

It is open to LI members. 

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What we are celebrating

This award celebrates projects which provide tangible benefits towards addressing the biological diversity crisis and which promote the delivery of measurable biodiversity net gains.  This may be designs which emphasise the enhancement or connectivity of habitats for biodiversity; or a wider place-based ecological assessment or management strategy.   

This award is open to different types of landscape works, including (but not necessarily limited to): 

  • Assessment or research 
  • Planning document 
  • Design: early/concept  
  • Design: detailed/technical 
  • Management strategy 


To enter this Award:

  • The work may be of any scale
  • Part of the awarded activity must have taken place between July 2018 and July 2020
  • The work may be a stand-alone project or form part of a larger project 

Judging criteria

This award will be scored by an independent panel of judges against our Judging Criteria:

  • Design 
  • Sustainability 
  • Value 
  • Professionalism 

In selecting an eventual winner, the judges will focus especially on the degree to which the entry: 

  • has sought to make a positive contribution towards healthy, connected habitats for biodiverse species   
  • has mitigated other environmental harms and pollution wherever possible, including air and water pollution 

Submitting your entry

This is an online entry.

Make sure you carefully read the How to Enter page for important information about the process and conditions of entry.

You should also read the Judging Criteria and the guide to entering Professional categories for information on eligibility and what you will need to provide in your entry.

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