The fourth annual Green Awards for Creativity in Sustainability will feature 16 categories, including Best Green Packaging, Best Green Direct Mail, Best Green New Media and Best Green Website.
Last year, the awards began crediting design and marketing groups for the first time, introducing a logo for creators of the winning work to use on their own marketing collateral.
‘The awards were set up to recognise brands as opposed to design groups and agencies, as it was felt that there were a lot of awards already geared towards them,’ says Iain Patton, event producer for the Green Awards and partner at awards organiser Green.
‘However, we are relying on consultancies to get their clients to enter the awards, and we like to see them attending the awards ceremony.’
Design groups are invited to make their own submissions to the awards.
Winners will be honoured at a ceremony in London on 18 November, where Jonathan Porritt, chair of the UK Sustainable Development Commission and programme director for Forum for the Future, will speak.
At last year’s awards, cosmetics company Lush won the Best Green Packaging award (under £50 000) for ‘Squeaky Green – There’s no greener packaging than no packaging system’.
Cadbury scooped the Best Green Packaging award in the over-£50 000 category for its Eco-Eggs, created by Design Reality.
The deadline for entries to this year’s Green Awards is 18 September.
For more information, visit www.greenawards.co.uk.