Winners of the 2010 Greener Festival Award are set to get our brand new trophy – although its not exactly brand spanking new- as each trophy is made out of a recycled wine bottle – but with a brand new label design by our very own Luke, indicating that the winner has recieved the Greener Festival Award 2010 in one of three classes – Improving, Commended or Outstanding.
In Australia nine Festivals already have the Greener Festival Award and our Awards Organiser over in Oz, Amie, has kindy agreed to locate suitable wine bottles, empty them and affix our labels once she has, ahem, finished with them! The winner in Australia are Bluesfest, The Falls Festival (on two sites) WOMADelaide, Southbound, Fairbridge, Island Vibe, Blues n Roots and Peats Ridge (who were awarded an outstanding Greener Festival Award) and will be gettig their trophies soon.
The final list of Award winners from the UK, European the USA will be announced in September and we hope to hand out the Award Trophies to UK winners at the UK Festival Awards in November (along with the overall Greener Festival award for the best performing UK festival, last year won by the Croissant Neuf Summer Party) and we hope to give out the winners’ trophies to European Festivals at the European Festival Awards at The Eurosonic/Noorderslag Festival in Gronigen, Holland in January 2011 along with the award for best overall “Green ‘n’ Clean” European festival organised by our friends at the European Festivals’ organisation Yourope (won by the Oya Festival last year).
Last year’s Greener Festival Award Trophy was made out of recycled Plastic Bottles, re-moulded Wellington Boots and crushed CDs and designed by Sade Goddard, a student at Keswick School in Cumbria,
Photo: Ben Challis
The Greener Festival Award scheme 2010 is generously supported and sponsored by Robertson Taylor insurace brokers. Robertson Taylor are specialist insurers brokers for the music and live events industry. Roberstyon Taylor have supported A Greener Festival for the last three years and offer a discount scheme for public liability insurance for music festivals that adopt green policies. You can find out more at http://www.robertson-taylor.com/ .