Green Operations Award open for applications

The Green Operations Award is an annual award category of the European Festival Awards. It is presented by Yourope and GO Group. Its target group are festivals that have made a significant contribution to or achievement towards developing more sustainable events. Examples for respective achievements are practises and systems introduced at their own event, the development of good practices that they have shared with other events, a specific innovation or continuous improvements over a number of years.

The award is given out by a jury panel made up of experts that are not directly linked to any specific festival, with the exception that the previous year’s winner will be invited to cast a vote for the following year’s award only.

You can apply until November 15th, 11pm (GMT) for the “Green Oscar” of the European Festival scene by submitting info on your actions and achievements. Who knows, maybe you will be the successor of this year’s winner DGTL Festival Amsterdam

Follow this link to apply for the arward: The Green Operations Award

2018 Green Operations Award winners DGTL Festival Amsterdam
2018 Green Operations Award winners DGTL Festival Amsterdam

There are some more categories you can apply for:

  • The Take a Stand Award, honouring political & social activities and initiatives by European festivals; recognising those speaking up for peaceful dialogue, humanity, tolerance and mutual understanding.
  • The Health & Safety Innovation Award, This award is for those who have created and operationalised new ideas. If you have developed an innovative idea and this has worked well please tell us about it. If there have been changes that have made the festival safer please let us know.
  • The Brand Activation Award, this one celebrates sponsorship projects that create a better festival experience for all. It acknowledges projects in which the festival and its audience are in the heart of the sponsor’s marketing strategy.

The EFA’s specialist categories are open for entries until November 15th at 11pm (GMT).

If you wish to nominate your festival for the EFA’s main categories – which include Best Major, Medium-Sized, and Small Festival; Best Indoor Festival; and Best New Festival – you can do so here until November 5th at 11pm (GMT). Public Voting for the shortlisted Nominees will take place from November 10th until November 30th.

The winners will be announced during the 11th European Festival Awards ceremony on January 15th 2020 at De Oosterpoort in Groningen, The Netherlands. We hope to see you there. Good luck!