Exhibition Enquiry Keep Me Informed

Convened by:

18-20 June 2019

Telford International Centre, UK

2019 How to Enter

Project Teams, partnerships and all people from across the flood and coastal risk management sectors are invited to nominate their project to be considered for one of the Environment Agency’s Project Excellence Awards 2019.  

To nominate your project:

  • DOWNLOAD THE ENTRY FORM HERE. The Entry Form is restricted to one side. You then have no more than 4 sides for written text, any supporting diagrams and photographs describing your project and how it demonstrates excellence in one of the award categories
  • Please email your completed Entry Forms to FloodandCoast@environment-agency.gov.uk
  • The deadline for completed Entry Forms is 28th February 2019
  • We will confirm receipt of your entry form by email
  • The shortlisted entrants in each category will be asked to design a poster to describe your project to the judges
  • Posters will be showcased at Flood & Coast 2019.
  • Posters should: 
    • Be able to be expanded to an A2 poster - portrait
    • Be legible and eye catching 1 metre away
    • Include: title of project, category of submission, sufficient information to sell the project.
    • Images need to be good quality (use your original digital photo for any images or minimum 150 to 300 dpi)

Who can apply?

The Project Excellence Awards are open to anyone or any project that has shown a contribution to flood and coast risk management and building local resilience to flooding. 

This will include work developed or supported by local authorities, internal drainage boards and the Environment Agency, as well as community level initiatives.

To be eligible, the work must have been completed between 1 January 2018 and 31 December 2018.

Further information

What is ‘complete’?

For all nominations put forward for consideration, the definition of complete means that the work referenced has been delivered and can demonstrate that it provides an active public benefit. For non-construction work or research projects, there must be a demonstrable outcome which, if applied, will lead to a beneficial outcome. 

Construction standards

The Environment Agency aims to lead the way in:-

  • The management of health and safety and environmental stewardship
  • The use of sustainable construction techniques, 
  • The management of environmental risk and care for the environment 
  • The procurement of public sector construction projects
  • Working with people and communities to create a better place

Therefore all nominations should demonstrate consideration of the above.

Judging Criteria



Primary Criteria:

  • Leadership
  • Clarity of objectives/ roles
  • Project cost control
  • Efficient and effective delivery
  • Proactive Risk Management/ Mitigation
  • Overall project quality
  • Client and public satisfaction
  • Communication
  • Value Engineering/cost savings
  • Problem solving / resolution
  • Transferability to other projects and works
  • Behaviours/Trust and Team working
  • Delivery of multiple benefits



Primary Criteria:

  • Objectives
  • Partnership involvement
  • Local relevance
  • Partnership in finance
  • Efficiencies
  • Transferability
  • Delivery of multiple benefits (including contribution to natural flood management, catchment and coastal cell approaches)



Primary Criteria:

  • Sustainability
  • Value for Money
  • Health, Safety & welfare
  • Environmental Impact
  • Objectives and Benefits
  • Client & Public Satisfaction
  • Stakeholder Engagement and collaboration
  • Knowledge of asset(s)
  • Managing above the minimum
  • Long term view
  • Delivery of multiple benefits



Primary Criteria:

  • Quantifying Outcomes
  • Level of Benefits
  • Range of benefits
  • Transferability
  • Application of effort to find a better solution
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Delivery of multiple benefits (including contribution to natural flood management, catchment and coastal cell approaches)



Primary Criteria:

  • Team Effort-contribution to efficiencies from across the team
  • Pro-Activity- actively pursuing efficiencies
  • Objective Benefits
  • Value of savings/additional outcomes as a percentage of budget.
  • Both Savings and Additional Outcomes Achieved
  • Timescale Efficiencies
  • Resource Efficiency
  • Transferability
  • Delivery of multiple benefits



Primary Criteria:

  • Human/Natural Benefit Balance
  • Local Resource Use
  • Long Term Sustainability
  • Carbon Footprint
  • Community Engagement
  • Material Management
  • Transferability
  • Delivery of multiple benefits



Primary Criteria:

  • Clarity of Objectives
  • Community Level Leadership
  • Community Participation & Action
  • Attraction of Funding
  • Transferability
  • Delivery of multiple benefits (including contribution to natural flood management, catchment and coastal cell approaches)

If you have any questions on the above please contact:


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