To enter you should download the official nomination forms here:

Email your nomination forms to info@nationalparks.gov.uk

Or post your form to:

National Parks UK Volunteer Awards, National Parks UK, Plas y Ffynnon, Cambrian Way, Brecon, LD3 7H.

All nominations must be received by midnight Friday 22 September 2017.

Help us find our National Park heroes and give them the recognition they deserve!

A word on eligibility

  • Individuals: This category awards ‘outstanding contribution’ by an individual who has given time and commitment to the NPA, over and above what is normally expected of volunteers. We welcome nominations about volunteers of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, regardless of their length of service.
  • Young People: This category awards ‘outstanding contribution’ by a young person of 25 years or under who has given time and commitment to the NPA, over and above what is normally expected of volunteers. We welcome nominations about young volunteers of all abilities and backgrounds, regardless of their length of service.
  • Groups: This award is for a group or organisation, large or small (minimum three people) who can demonstrate that their work has had a significant impact on the National Park.
  • Projects: This award is in recognition of an outstanding project which has made a significant contribution to National Park Purposes. The project should have been funded or supported in some way by the National Park Authority.

Common criteria:

  • The work or activity must take place within the boundaries of a UK National Park
  • Nominations/entries may be made by the volunteer, group or project themselves; NPA Staff/Officers; National Park residents; professional or voluntary bodies. 
  • All nominations should be able to demonstrate the impact of their contribution and prove they have excelled in pursuing National Park purposes
  • Eligible projects may contribute to landscape, ecological, archaeological or cultural conservation, or to the enjoyment and understanding of the National Park, or which meet the needs of the local community through sustainable developments. Examples of inspirational development could include:  
    • high quality restoration /maintenance of walls, hedge banks, gateways and other landscape features adjacent to roads or public rights of way; 
    • provision of public access opportunity, or facility, particularly where meeting objectives of access for all; 
    • semi-natural vegetation or broadleaved woodland management with public access; 
    • contribution to the welfare of animals or the conservation of wildlife; 
    • archaeological site conservation; rehabilitation of a building in the public eye;
    • the design of a new building in the public eye; 
    • enhancement of any site in the public eye; 
    • interpretative provision or stimulative work in facilitating the enjoyment and understanding of UK National Parks by others.
    • promoting understanding of the National Park though clubs, events or shows.
    • bringing about benefit to the local community through their volunteering using the National Park in some way to improve the social and/or economic wellbeing of an area.