Highlights from the press coverage so far
As well a providing financial support, we work to accelerate the career paths of Whitley Award winners by helping to raise their profile. The Whitley Awards week includes professional communications training sponsored by HSBC and led by Boffin Media, as well as speech training by Caroline Black, ensuring winners are well-equipped to communicate their work with global audiences, maximising upon the media attention they receive post-win. Our PR agency, Liquid, works to secure interview opportunities for our winners, both in the UK and their home countries.
This year’s winners have already received some excellent press coverage both in the UK and internationally, including the following English-language highlights:
- The Independent
- BBC Online
- National Geographic Online
- Forbes Online
- BBC Radio 4 Today Programme (starting at 38mins 28secs)
- BBC Radio 4 Costing the Earth with WFN Ambassador Tom Heap
They’ve also been causing a buzz on social media! Gold Award winner Jon Paul Rodriguez was trending on Twitter in Caracas, Venezuela following his win, and Instagram posts about the Ceremony on the Royal Family account have earned over 50,000 likes.
Read our 2018 Communications Impact Report to learn more about the impact that winning a Whitley Award has on a conservationist’s visibility and career progression.