CIEH launches revamped Environmental Health awards

Publication Date: 2nd May 2017

Subject: CIEH

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has launched details of its revamped environmental health awards. 

The ‘CIEH Excellence Awards’ is now open for entries, with the winners being announced at a prestigious ceremony in London on Thursday 2 November 2017. 

The awards aim to celebrate best practice and the vital contribution made by Environmental Health Professionals in protecting health, safety and wellbeing. 

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CIEH is welcoming entries from individuals and organisations across the public, private and third sectors, recognising that environmental health professionals work in a wide variety of industries and settings. 

The newly revamped awards will include seven categories and submissions will be judged by a panel of environmental health experts, including representatives from the military, retail, food and local government sectors. 

Judges will be looking for entries that clearly demonstrate projects and individuals that have improved public health and wellbeing, reduced health inequalities, improved public protection or promoted sustainability. 

CIEH’s Chief Executive, Anne Godfrey, said that the awards present people with an opportunity to gain recognition for their contribution from a leading professional body with more than 130 years of history. 

“Every single day, Environmental Health Professionals make a telling and long-lasting contribution to environmental and public health.” said Anne Godfrey. “Whether that’s inspecting a restaurant to ensure food hygiene standards are upheld or implementing health and safety policies for a large construction firm. 

“These awards will shine a light on individuals and organisations who are leading the way in environmental health, recognising their creativity, passion and dedication, and we look forward to receiving creative and vibrant submissions from the profession wherever they work, whatever they do.” 

Full details of the awards and how to enter are available online at  


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  • The Awards are open to any organisation, company or individual connected to, or working within, the field of environmental health and there are no requirements to be a member  
  • Multiple entries or more than one nomination in any category may be made if related to different projects and/or categories. 
  • All entries have a total 1,000-word limit 
  • Companies and individuals may enter more than one category (note the entry requirements stated in the category criteria), but each entry must be submitted individually. 
  • Companies and individuals may enter more than one entry in each category (note the entry requirements stated in the category criteria), but each entry must be submitted individually. 

Further criteria to be found here:  


28 April:                entries open                           

13 June:                 deadline for entries 

20 July:                  shortlist announced  

2 November:        winners announced at awards ceremony  


About the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH):      

CIEH is the professional voice for environmental health representing over 7,000 members working in the public, private and non-profit sectors. It ensures the highest standards of professional competence in its members, in the belief that through environmental health action people's health can be improved. 

Environmental health has an important and unique contribution to make to improving public health and reducing health inequalities. CIEH campaigns to ensure that government policy addresses the needs of communities and business in achieving and maintaining improvements to health and health protection.  

For more information visit and follow CIEH on Twitter @The_CIEH.  


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