2017 Nick Reeves Award

for Arts and the Environment open for entries

The Nick Reeves Award for Arts and the Environment is awarded by CIWEM’s Arts and The Environment Network, in association with the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World (CCANW), in recognition of an outstanding contribution in the field of environmental arts.

The Prize

The winner will receive a certificate, feature in The Environment Magazine and, where applicable, have their work featured in an exhibition organised by CCANW.

How to Enter

Please send a short description of the artwork or project you are nominating, along with your reasons in a message marked “Nick Reeves Award”, to victoria.west@ciwem.org. Self nomination is permitted. Entries closed on 30th June 2017.

Selection Criteria

The award celebrates an artwork or arts project by a living UK born or based artist (or group) that has contributed innovatively to CIWEM’s vision of “putting creativity at the heart of environmental policy and action”.

This high-profile award recognises excellence in work by arts practitioners, or environmentalists engaging with arts practices, whether well-established or newly emerging.

The focus is on rewarding identified work, not simply a person. All forms and modes of arts practice, and geographical locations, may be considered.

This scheme symbolises the growing significance of cross-disciplinary approaches in relating imaginatively to the world around us, and in responding to the environmental and cultural challenges of the age. CIWEM, CCANW, and their collaborating partners at the forefront of evolving new thinking on these issues, are committed to highlighting positive examples of effort, talent, leadership and insight for us all.


A panel of judges will select a winner and shortlisted candidates, whose work will be recognised when the winning piece of artwork is announced to the press.