Annual Awards

The Bermuda National Trust Awards

We present these annually to celebrate individuals, organisations, groups and schools who have worked to preserve and promote appreciation of Bermuda’s natural or cultural heritage. We invite everyone to nominate worthy people, projects and initiatives. Please use the nomination form and send it to palmetto@bnt.bm or drop off at Waterville, 2 Pomander Road, Paget.

School Programme

Our School Programme awards and certificates recognise educational institutions (preschool through college) for projects, programmes or initiatives that demonstrate care for the environment or preservation of Bermuda’s heritage, both natural and man-made.

The Michael Darling Shield is the top award in the Schools category and is awarded in recognition of projects, programmes or initiatives by a school demonstrating care of the environment or preservation of Bermuda’s heritage. It was established in honour of Lt Col Michael Darling who served as the Trust President, 1977-79 and 1982-84.

The Wee Environmentalist Award is awarded to a preschool demonstrating exceptional commitment to environmental initiatives at their school, appropriate to the age and developmental level of the students.

Awareness

Awareness awards and certificates are given for projects, programmes or initiatives that serve to inspire appreciation and stewardship of Bermuda’s unique natural, built and cultural heritage.

The DeForest Trimingham Awareness Award is the National Trust’s top awareness award.

Environment

Environment awards and certificates are given for projects, programmes or initiatives which enhance and protect the islands’ natural environment, land or sea, or which improve the physical environment in our neighbourhood communities.

The Patsy Phillips Bermudiana Award is the National Trust’s top environmental award for recognition of projects, programmes or initiatives demonstrating care of the environment or preservation of Bermuda’s natural heritage.

The David B. Wingate Award is presented to a young person in recognition of their outstanding contribution to Bermuda’s natural environment, with consistency over many years. This person must be less than 26 years by December 31 of the year preceding the nomination.

The Young Environmentalist Award is for young people under 25 years who demonstrate an exceptional contribution to the preservation of Bermuda’s natural environment.

Architecture & Preservation

Architecture awards and certificates are awarded to individuals or groups whose new buildings or additions show particular sensitivity to Bermuda’s traditional architecture, or who have carried out appropriate and sensitive renovations of old buildings.

The Rosemary Clipper Award is given annually in recognition of the importance of conserving Bermuda’s vernacular architecture. It may include, for example, historic restoration, sensitive new building,  education or  promotional projects. The award is named for Rosemary Clipper as a tribute to her years of work on the Trust’s Historic Buildings Survey, and her love of our unique architecture.

Preservation awards and certificates are awarded for projects, programmes or initiatives which contribute to the preservation of Bermuda’s unique man-made heritage, including buildings, gardens, furniture, documents, artwork and other artefacts.

Service to the Trust

We recognise and honour individuals and organisations who have made significant contributions to the Trust.
The Silver Palmetto Award is given for outstanding service to the Trust and its mission.

The President’s Award is given to an individual or organisation deemed by the President to have made a significant contribution to the Trust.