This award is given in memory of Pete Guest who was an inspirational figure in the bat conservation movement for more than 20 years. Each year, the bat world is invited to nominate individuals who have made an outstanding practical contribution to bat conservation.

The criteria for the award include: dedication, innovation, enthusiasm and inspiration in making a difference, both to bats and to people, helping make BCT's vision become a reality.

2019 Nominations

The nominations for the 2019 Pete Guest Award are now open.

The criteria for the award includes: dedication, innovation, enthusiasm and inspiration in making a difference, both to bats and to people, and helping make BCT’s vision become a reality.

  • How to nominate someone for the 2019 award: If you would like to nominate a fellow bat worker for the 2019 award, please send their name and a statement of support to Colin Morris at cmorris@bats.org.uk

Please note: Nominations cannot be accepted without a statement on why you think the person deserves the award (relating back to the criteria stated above). This should be at least 250 words. Details of last year’s nominations can be found in the 2018 nominations document.

  • Deadline for nominations: By 9am on Monday 1st July 2019.
  • Voting: A list of nominees and supporting statements will be circulated to all bat groups and posted on this web page by Monday 8th July. You will then have the opportunity to vote for your preferred nominee (once) via email or post. Voting will close on Wednesday 21st August.
  • Announcement of Winner: The award winner will be formally announced at the Bat Workers Forum on Friday 6th September and the award presented at the National Bat Conference over the same weekend.

If you have any questions about the nomination or voting process, please don’t hesitate to get in touch (email: cmorris@bats.org.uk or phone: 020 7820 7193).

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