The WESSA Awards
aims to pay tribute to a range of outstanding environmental champions and will be presented at the 92nd annual general meeting on Saturday, 15 September in Port Elizabeth.
, which have been presented since 1974, aims to enable WESSA to recognise and honour those who have made a significant contribution to the environmental conservation or environmental education sector in South Africa.
The goal of the awards is to give appropriate, high level recognition to people, groups or institutions for advancing the cause of environmental conservation and/or education in South Africa in an exceptional and sustained manner, as well as to provide an opportunity for WESSA to increase public awareness of local or national achievements in environmental conservation and/or education.
Nominations are open for the following categories:
WESSA Award for individuals
The award goes to an individual. The person nominated must be considered to have made an outstanding contribution to environmental conservation and/or education in South Africa over a sustained period and at a national level.
WESSA Award for youth
The Youth Award
acknowledges a person, under the age of 35 years, who has committed him or herself to environmental conservation and/or education.
WESSA Award for corporates
The award is made to corporations or institutions for outstanding contributions to environmental conservation and/or education in South Africa over a sustained period and at a national level.
WESSA Award for groups
The award is made to any group of volunteers (for example, community, educational or environmental) who have done outstanding work for the benefit of environmental conservation and/or education over a sustained period.
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