Awards Categories

awards-web-banner-FINALThe Sustain Wales Awards celebrate sustainability excellence, innovation and leadership across Wales and are open to any business, organisation, community or individual.

There are 10 Award categories of which nine are open for nominations and applications. You can apply in the following ways:

  • Nominate your Sustainability Champion

  • Submit your sustainability story for a project or initiatives completed between April 2016 and March 2017

Entry is free and applications close on Friday 08 September 2017. 


Sustainability Champion (nominations only)

This category recognises individuals who have inspired real change in your organisation and have contributed positively to the awareness of Sustainable Development in Wales.

Nominate your Sustainability Champion


Sustainable School – Sponsored by The Open University Wales

Open to primary and secondary schools, this category recognises the school or educational initiative that really stands out.


Sustainable FE/HE Institution – Sponsored by Acuity Legal

Open to further and higher education institutions and their departments/schools, this category is looking for strong evidence of impact or innovation.


Sustainable Venue or Space

Open to all venues, places and spaces this category recognises innovative approaches to creating low carbon, resilient, safe and attractive communities.


Sustainable Innovation in Public Services

Open to all public sector organisations, this award recognises a team or project within the public service sector that have gone beyond statutory requirements of the Well-being of Future Generations Act.


Sustainable Business – Sponsored by Gwyrdd Creative Communications

This category is open to businesses and entrepreneurs who have demonstrated that adopting innovative sustainability practices leads to business success.


Sustainable Community Group – Sponsored by Asiantaeth Ynni Severn Wye Energy Agency

We are looking for inspirational voluntary groups and projects that have achieved positive change within their community.


Sustainable Social Enterprise

Open to all Social Enterprises/Community Interest Companies who are delivering positive impact through inclusive and innovative approaches.


Sustainable Practice in Arts, Culture or Sport (NEW)

Open to organisations within the arts, cultural and sports sector who have significantly improved the environmental and social well-being of their organisation and/ or community.

 Submit your application


Special Recognition Award

Nominated by the Cynnal Cymru team and board, this special Award recognises an individual or organisation that has shown extraordinary determination, belief and commitment to the sustainable development cause. This Award is selected independently and cannot be applied for directly.


Useful Links

Read the Application Guidance

Be inspired by our 2016 Sustain Wales Award Winners