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What happens after I submit my entry?

The pivotal task of selecting the 100 environmental pioneers rests with our judges. This panel is thoughtfully assembled, comprising esteemed experts and leaders from various corners of the environmental sector. Their collective wisdom and diverse perspectives ensure a fair evaluation of each nominee.

Judging Process

The Environment 100 embraces a comprehensive and inclusive nomination process, welcoming submissions from a wide spectrum of the environmental community. This includes practitioners, professionals, scholars, and all enthusiasts engaged in environmental activities. Entries are submitted via the online form.

The final selection of the 100 environmental pioneers is entrusted to a distinguished panel of judges. This panel is meticulously composed of a diverse group of experts and industry leaders, each bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. Their backgrounds span across various facets of the environmental sector, including waste, water, air, energy, producers, Government, local authorities, and education - ensuring a well-rounded and equitable evaluation of all nominees.



Each nomination is carefully reviewed and assessed, measured against a set of well-defined criteria that underscore the essence of impactful environmental work. Our judges are committed to recognising individuals who are not only making a difference in the environmental field but also inspiring others to take meaningful action towards sustainability in everything that they do.

Entries are judged on the quality of the contribution on a case by case basis, so as to not be geared towards large companies winning. The panel will then meet to confirm the shortlist and winners.

Check out the categories

Judging Criteria

The Environment 100 is anchored in a set of core judging criteria designed to identify and celebrate the most deserving individuals in the environmental sector. These criteria include:


The extent to which the nominee’s work has contributed to environmental conservation and sustainability. This considers both the scale relative to the nominee, and significance of their impact on the sector, and environmental benefits brought to the business, clients, partners and stakeholders.


The nominee’s ability to introduce new ideas, methods, or solutions to environmental challenges. This includes pioneering approaches that push the boundaries of what is possible in sustainability and conservation, and disrupts traditional processes.


The role the nominee has played in leading, inspiring, and mobilising others towards environmental causes. This encompasses both formal and informal leadership roles within communities, organisations, or initiatives.


The nominee's dedication to the environmental cause, demonstrated through their ongoing efforts, resilience, and long-term involvement in sustainability initiatives.


The degree to which the nominee, relative to them, has driven change, raised awareness, and influenced others in the environmental sector. This includes their ability to engage with a broader audience and effect meaningful change beyond their immediate sphere of work.


How do I enter?

By submitting a 300 word entry and photo via the nomination form Submit Your Nomination

Can I nominate myself?

Yes you can - self-nominations are welcomed and encouraged.

When do nominations close?

Nominations close on 14th June 2024.

Can I nominate someone who's entered before?

You can, but not if they have been nominated in the last three years. For instance, if they were listed in 2023, they would next be eligible for inclusion in 2026. Your nomination must say what they have achieved since their nomination.

Can I nominate more than one person in the same category?

Yes, but we only shortlist a maximum of five individuals within the same company.

Where does the ceremony take place?

The ceremony will take place 11th September 2024, during day one of the Environmental Services & Solutions Expo (ESS Expo), in The Summit Theatre. The Expo and this event are completely free to attend.

Does it cost anything to attend the Environment 100?

No - it's completely free to attend. Simply secure your free ticket to ESS Expo, and turn up on the day!

Can I enter into more than one category?

Yes, you can enter yourself or a colleague into as many categories as you would like to.


Once I've submitted a nomination, when will I be notified if it's been shortlisted?

If your nomination has been shortlisted, you will be notified in July. If you do not receive notification, then your nomination has unfortunately not made the shortlist this time round.