The entry deadline for 2010's IEMA?Graduate of the Year Award is looming, so any nominations that are currently being prepared must be finialised and submitted by the end of September. Click on the headline for more information.

The entry deadline for 2010's IEMA?Graduate of the Year Award is looming, so any nominations that are currently being prepared must be finialised and submitted by the end of September.

The final deadline for Award entries - which must be submitted by a Graduate's client, employer or Manager - is now 5pm on Thursday 30th September.

In the lead up to the deadline, IEMA?Staff have received enquiries, asking about eligibility for entry. In order to help any potential Graduates or Nominators get their entry materials ready before the new deadline, here is an FAQs guide to the IEMA?Graduate of the Year Award.

What is the Award?

The IEMA Graduate Award, sponsored by Land Securities, recognises the organisational achievements of Graduate practitioners. It is awarded annually as part of IEMA's dedication to promoting the skills and value of young and recently-trained environmentally practitioners.

What kind of Graduates are eligible?

Any Graduates that have completed an environmentally-related course within the past three years are eligible for entry. Proof of graduation and course details are required within the entry materials.

Is there an age limit?

No, this award is open to environmental Graduates of any age. As having an environmentally-related degree is a pre-requisite of entry we expect that typical entrants will be over 21 years of age however this is not a rule and there is no upper age limit.

Why should a Graduate aim to win this award?

Being shortlisted or even winning the Award is a fantastic career opportunity for the individual Graduate as their work will be profiled in all press and publicity for the award.

Why should a manager or client take the time to nominate a Graduate for this award?

Nominating a Graduate for this coveted Award demonstrates an organisational interest and investment in emerging green skills, something that business and the Coalition Government are currently very focused upon.

What is included in the prize package?

The winner of the IEMA Graduate Award 2010 will receive a �2000 cash prize, free attendance to IEMA's Environment and Business: The challenge and the opportunity Conference in November and 1 year's free IEMA Graduate membership. One runner-up will receive a �1000 cash prize, a free place at IEMA's Environment and Business: The challenge and the opportunity Conference and 1 year's free Graduate membership.

How do I?enter?

Graduates cannot enter via their own application; all candidates must be nominated by their employer or by clients/customers of the organisation.

How to Enter

Full details of how to nominate, the rules of entry, the judging schedule and all nomination forms can be found at [page:graduateaward].

Good luck!