QEST announces Heritage Craft Sustainability Awards: Deadline 24/05

Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) has announced a Sustainability Award with two £1,000 prizes (Heritage Crafts and the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust) with a deadline for entries of Friday 24 May 2024.

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The Heritage Crafts Association writes:

Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) and Heritage Crafts will this year award two £1,000 prizes as part of its Environmental Sustainability Award, open to any craftsperson or micro-business, working with traditional craft skills or materials, who has improved their environmental sustainability within the last 12 months.

The two prizes will each honouring a distinct aspect of environmental stewardship. One will be given to a craftsperson or microbusiness demonstrating an innovative approach to environmental sustainability, rarely before seen, that can act as inspiration for others to explore new ways of thinking and working. The recipient of this prize will have pioneered a truly innovative solution, technique, or process that challenges conventional wisdom and inspires others to explore new horizons in sustainable craftsmanship.

The other prize recognises the achievements of a craftsperson or microbusiness that has made substantial and measurable progress in transforming the environmental impact of their craft business through a series of incremental changes and improvements. The recipient of this prize will have demonstrated a steadfast commitment to sustainability by implementing practical initiatives that reduce waste, conserve resources, and mitigate environmental harm over time.

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