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BIAZA Awards - Celebrating Excellence

The Annual Awards are the means by which BIAZA recognises and rewards the hard work and successes of our Members. They also enhance the reputation of individual collections, and can be used to provide good, positive publicity, especially on a local level.

In 2017 BIAZA is offering a chance to achieve a Bronze, Silver or Gold certificate for each of the following award categories: 
                                    1.         Animal Breeding, Care and Welfare
                                    2.         Conservation
                                    3.         Education
                                    4.         Exhibits
                                    5.         Horticulture
                                    6.         PR, Marketing, Digital and Events
                                    7.         Research 
                                    8.         Sustainability

Additional Awards
  • A 'Rising Star' Award recognises the efforts of an individual who has gone above and beyond for their collection and the BIAZA community as an emergent leader or a significant contributor to BIAZA's activities. This person must have ten years or less involvement in the zoo or conservation community. 
  • The "Outstanding Achievement" Award recognises the extraordinary contribution of an individual member to the BIAZA community through long-term efforts throughout their career or short-term extraordinary achievements.
  • The 'Collaborative Zoo or Aquarium' Award is issued to the collection who has demonstrated maximum participation in BIAZA activities.

The popular BIAZA Photo Competition now also includes a category for camera trap photography and also a 'winning hearts and minds' category, for those shots which capture some of our cutest, wierdest and most wonderful species and individuals.

Top achievers for 2016 were recognised at an Awards Ceremony held at the Annual Conference at Marwell Wildlife in June 2016. Awards results including winning project abstracts and beautiful photo competition entires can be viewed here.

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