Apply for an Award NYMA runs two award schemes which recognise contributions to conservation (natural or cultural).
President’s Award - 2018
The President’s Award supports research which contributes to the body of knowledge on the North York Moors. Awards cover a wide range of topics, such as natural history, archaeology, social or economic history (or current issues), and the environment (natural or built). The research can be at the planning or implementation stage and applicants can be students, academics, members of local interest groups, or individual researchers.
In 2018 we couldn't decide between two very good applications so the prize was split! Past winners include:
Carol Wilson for publication of her guide to the wildflowers of Westerdale (2018)
Thornton-le-Dale History Society to support research into the history of the village (2018).
Fylingdale moorland birds study
Adders and their habitat
Moorland peat and vegetation survey
Study of Barn Owl pellets
Win £500 for your conservation work!
We offer an annual award of £500 for conservation of the built or natural environment in the North York Moors National Park. The President’s Award (last awarded in 2018) alternates with the Conservation Award (next awarded in 2019).
This year's award opportunity is now closed.
Conservation Award - 2019
Jointly funded by NYMA and the National Park Authority, this award recognises efforts by individuals and communities to maintain or restore biodiversity or vernacular architecture in the North York Moors. Past winners are:
2017: Yorkshire Exmoor Pony Trust
2015: Kirby Trod restoration
2013: Woodside River Corridor, River Esk, Castleton
2011: Wildflower meadow, Robin Hood's Bay
2009: Mortuary Chapel restoration, Egton
2007: Oak tree planting, Oakridge, Staithes
2003: Ice House restoration, Wykeham
2001: Community woodland, Littlebeck
2000: Faceby Village Hall
1999: Farm conservation, West Farm, Sleightholmedale
1998: Dale Head Farm, Tree planting, Westerdale
1997: Wildlife management, Rosedale Intake, Danby