Entries invited for first National Air Quality Awards


Entries are now being invited for the inaugural National Air Quality Awards with the winners to be announced at a ceremony in Bristol this autumn.

Supported by the Institute of Air Quality Management and with the British Lung Foundation as charity partner, the Awards will be presented at a dinner on the evening of 22 October 2015 at the Grand Hotel, Bristol.

Submissions are invited for six categories which cover a range of sectors from local authorities through to industry, individuals and technology. The categories are:

  • Local Authority Air Quality Initiative of the Year
  • Best Air Quality Communications Campaign 2015
  • The Innovation in Air Quality Technology Award
  • Car Manufacturer Air Quality Progress Award 2015
  • Air Quality Champion Award
  • Passenger Transport Air Quality Award

Steve Eminton, editor of AirQualityNews said, “We are delighted to launch the National Air Quality Awards. The UK still has many challenges on the air quality side but we believe that the achievements and hard work of those in the air quality sector should be recognised.

“We are also pleased to be holding this event with the support of the IAQM and it will be on the evening of the first day of its Routes to Clean Air conference in Bristol.”

The Grand Hotel, Bristol will be the venue for the Awards on October 22

The Grand Hotel, Bristol will be the venue for the Awards on October 22


A panel of judges is currently being appointed to ensure there is a range of expertise to assess the entries.

Entry to the NAQ Awards is free. Entries should be for the period, or a timescale within, January 2014-July 2015. Entrants should submit a 500-750 word summary of their entry along with supporting material, references and images as appropriate. The awards are for activities and individuals within the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The closing date for entries is October 2 2015.

If you would like further details about how to enter the Awards, CLICK HERE.


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9 years ago

Burning wood in crowded places is kind of cheap if there is cleaner heat available, silly as to then wanting clean air or banning diesels, and could be considered abuse if any one nearby complains.

9 years ago

One of the most important, effective, and urgently needed ways to help protect clean air and public health is to ban all burning of wood and coal in populated areas. I agree with the other commenter’s suggestion that there should be an award for promoting “the banning of coal fires and wood stoves in built up areas.” The public should be made aware of the serious health and climate impacts of wood and coal burning pollution, and should be encouraged to make a healthier choice. This would benefit everyone’s well-being, while helping to protect the environment.

9 years ago

Although awards are at best rather silly, there might be some value in promoting the concept that air quality matters into the minds of politicians and the general public. There does need to be an award to someone who promotes the banning of coal fires and wood stoves in built up areas. I note that wood stove emissions have now overtaken diesel exhaust.

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