Whitley Awards Ceremony 2019

Details for our upcoming event on 1 May

Our annual Whitley Awards ceremony, often referred to by others as the ‘Green Oscars’, will announce and celebrate the 2019 Whitley Award winners – inspiring grassroots conservationists from across the globe – as well as reveal this year’s Gold Award winner. The Ceremony will be attended by our Patron, HRH The Princess Royal, who will present the winners with their Awards, and be hosted by BBC television presenter and WFN ambassador Kate Humble.

Below are all the relevant details for our guests. While this event is invite-only, the full ceremony will be live streamed on our YouTube Channel.


7pm Doors open for drinks reception
8pm Awards Ceremony
9:15pm Supper & meet the winners

Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR
(Exhibition Rd entrance)
Please note early arrivals will not be able to gain admittance until 7pm.

Please bring your hard copy invitation and two forms of ID for Palace security.

The dress code is lounge suits/evening dress. To avoid long queues at the cloakroom, please bring minimum baggage with you.

This event will be photographed and images may be used on WFN’s website and other publicity materials. Strictly no unauthorised photography or filming allowed.

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The Whitley Awards, our flagship conservation prizes, are won competitively following assessment by an expert academic panel and are worth £40,000 in project funding over one year. They bring a significant boost in profile and recognition to mid-career conservationists from biodiversity-rich, resource-poor countries.

To learn more about the other events our finalists enjoy during the Whitley Awards week, have a look at our Whitley Awards week timetable.

To keep up with all our finalists throughout the week and beyond, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Whitley Fund for Nature and the Whitley Awards are not associated with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.