This year the Gwobrau Lantra Cymru Awards are a little different as we can’t hold our usually stand-alone ceremony due to COVID-19 restrictions so instead we are holding a virtual awards to celebrate the success of vital expert training and qualifications for the environmental and land-based industries. The awards will be held in February 2021.
The awards will bring together key partners and organisations to recognise the initiatives, skills and enthusiasm of individuals pursuing careers within the environmental and land-based sectors.
Kevin Thomas, Director of Lantra Wales, said,
“The Lantra Cymru Awards provide a platform to recognise and celebrate the outstanding contributions that individuals have made in the environmental and land-based sectors in Wales.
“This year has been difficult for everyone due to COVID-19 but we still wanted to mark the occasion and hold a virtual event to celebrate the achievements of all the winners and nominees.
“If you know an individual that’s deserving of recognition in their field then please enter them and help celebrate this year’s successes. We would like to encourage all individuals, colleges and organisations to get involved and get nominating now!”
“We greatly value the support of Farming Connect in helping to put these Awards on.”
There are 10 award categories in total that span a wide number of land-based sectors and build on new projects operating in horticulture and animal health and welfare.
Categories include College Learner of the Year (20 years and under), College Learner of the Year (21 years and over), Farming Connect Learner of the Year (under 40 and over 40 years), Farming Connect Farm Innovator Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award. The full list of eligible categories and their criteria’s can be found on the Lantra Wales website.
Award winners and runners up will be enlisted into the new Lantra Wales Ambassadors programme to champion skills development within the food and drink supply chain in Wales. A combination of resources and informal awareness raising will be made available to all ambassadors during the year.
The awards are free to enter, with the deadline for entries 16th December 2020. Judging will take place in January 2021 by a virtual panel of expert judges.
For more information on the Lantra Cymru Awards and to submit your nominations, visit www.wales.lantra.co.uk