Air quality professionals invited to enter awards

ENTRIES are open for the first ever National Air Quality Awards, celebrating the UK’s best air quality initiatives, campaigns and innovations.
Organised by, with support from the Institute of Air Quality Management, and 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.
Free to enter, submissions are welcomed for categories which cover a range of sectors from local authorities through to industry, individuals and technology. The six categories for the National Air Quality Awards 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; Passenger Transport Air Quality Award; and Air Quality Champion Award.
Entrants are invited to submit a 500-750 word summary of their project or initiative by 2 October. A panel of judges will evaluate the entries, with the winners announced at the ceremony on 22 October.
In addition, a one day National Air Quality Conference, in association with pteg (Passenger Transport Executive Group), is taking place at The Studio in Birmingham on 1 October, attended by policy makers and industry representatives. Steve Eminton of said: “The Supreme Court ordered the government to produce a new air quality plan by the end of the year, so it’s the perfect time to celebrate the commitment and achievements of the UK’s air quality professionals via these new industry awards.