Nominations for the 25th Plowden Medal Conservation Award 2024 are now open

Nominations are now open for the 25th Plowden Medal Conservation Award 2024

01 Feb 2024

Established in 1999 to commemorate the life and work of the late Hon. Anna Plowden CBE (1938 – 1997), this medal was endowed by the Royal Warrant Holders Association, of which she was Vice-President.

The Plowden Medal is awarded annually to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of the conservation profession and whose nomination would be widely welcomed within the conservation community.

A Selection Board, drawn from the conservation community, the Royal Collection and the Royal Warrant Holders Association will consider nominations in June 2024. Please click here for the online nomination form and guidelines. The final date for the receipt of nominations is Friday 17th May 2024. The award will be presented at an RWHA event in the Autumn.

The award covers all aspects of conservation be they practical, theoretical or managerial – and is open to those working in private practice or institutions.

For those interested in submitting a nomination, two webinars on how to complete the nominations form will be held on Wednesday 21st February and 13th March at 11am via Zoom. To register or for any queries, please contact Claire Anderson at [email protected]

Last year’s winner was Professor Sarah Brown.

Previous winners have been: Julie Dawson ACR FIC (2022)Stephen Clare ACR MBE, Professor Jane Henderson ACR FIIC (2021), Katy Lithgow (2020), Caroline Bendix (2019), Alan Derbyshire (2018), Professor Sharon Cather (2017),  Ksynia Marko (2016), Nancy Bell (2015),  Sarah Staniforth (2015),  Dr Jim Tate (2014), Jonathan Betts MBE (2013), Professor May Cassar (2012), Kate Colleran (2011),  David Watkinson (2010), Professor Nicholas Pickwoad (2009), David Pinniger (2008), Dr Vincent Daniels (2007), James Black (2006), Carole Milner (2005), Christopher Clarkson (2004), Clare Meredith (2003), Dr David Leigh (2002),  Donald Insall CBE (2001), Dr Jonathan Ashley-Smith (2000), Garry Thomson CBE (1999)