The Landscape Institute is running the UK competition for the European Landscape Award – and it’s looking for Ambassadors to promote it.
The award is part of the work the UK committed itself to when it signed up to the European Landscape Convention, which came into force in 2007. The UK winner will go forward to compete for the Council of Europe’s European Landscape Award in 2011.
The UK Landscape Award will illustrate the power of landscape to benefit the communities it is part of. Entries will be accepted between 6 April and 27 August and the winner will be announced at the European Landscape Convention Conference, which takes place in Liverpool from 8-10 November.
In order to raise interest in the awards and the values they embody, the LI is planning to sign up a group of members from all over the UK to act as Ambassadors for them.
Ambassadors will be asked to attend a training day on 22 February and then spend the equivalent of four days over the next six months informing people about the award and the European Landscape Convention, as well as helping to organise events linked to the promotion and judging of the award. It’s a great opportunity to be involved with one of the most prestigious awards schemes for landscape in the UK.
To register your interest in being an Ambassador, or if you have any queries, please contact Sabina Mohideen at the Landscape Institute here.