Candidates for the Environmental Award and the Junior Environmental Award of the Year can be nominated by everyone; nominations can be made by others or by the candidates themselves. Companies can apply for the Environmental Award for Business and it is permitted to nominate oneself in this category.
In order to nominate a candidate, the applicant should fill out the questionnaire of the competition and submit it to the Ministry of the Environment by e-mail or regular mail, appending any relevant materials to present the nominated achievement. The questionnaire can be downloaded from the homepage of the Ministry of the Environment at www.envir.ee/keskkonnategu.
The nominations will be assessed by two panels of environmental experts and representatives of the public and non-governmental sectors.
Winners of the Environmental Awards of the Year will be awarded monetary and non-monetary prizes by the Ministry of the Environment. They will also have the right to use the symbol of the competition – the environmental symbol with a stylised image of an apple flower – to designate their environmental products and services. From the group of candidates for the Environmental Award for Business 2009, the Ministry of the Environment will select nominees for the European Business Awards for the Environment in the beginning of 2010.
The winners of the Environmental Award of 2009 will be announced at the beginning of December.
Additional information on the competition for the Environmental Award of the Year is available on the web page www.envir.ee/keskkonnategu.
Hele Ojaveer, Specialist, Public Relations Department, Ministry of the Environment, 626 2809, email@example.com
Kadri Tomingas, Specialist, Environmental Management and Technology Department, Ministry of the Environment, 626 0750, firstname.lastname@example.org