Entries sought for the Observer Ethical Awards

Friday 19 January, 2007

Observer ethical livingSubmissions are being invited for the 2007 Observer Ethical Awards. The awards, which launch on January 14, aim to reward individuals and companies who have made ethical living accessible and achievable through a product, or scheme.


Categories include best local or online retailer, invention of the year, best conservation project of the year, and best fashion retailer. The event is held in association with Ecover.

Lucy Siegle, The Observer's ethical living columnist and one of the judges, says: "Ethical consumerism is now firmly rooted in the public consciousness.

"The 2007 seek to capitalise on this and we encourage nominations for those individuals who make a contribution to improving awareness on ethical issues."

Closing date for nominations is March 2, and the shortlist will be announced in early May.

The winners - who will received prizes including £2,000 towards the cost of a campaign for three years and a luxury Eurostar break for two in Paris - will be revealed at an award ceremony in London on June 7.

Entry details can be found at: www.observer.co.uk/ethicalawards





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