The annual Biffa Awards 2013 took place at the ThinkTank Birmingham Science Museum on Tuesday 24th September.
Nearly 80 people joined the Biffa Award team to celebrate this year's fantastic completed projects.
More than 240 eligible projects were whittled down to a shortlist of just 20 across the five categories: Recreation, Cultural Facilities, Small Grants, Rebuilding Biodiversity and Community Buildings, as well as an overall winner.
First up was Cultural Facilities judge Dr Mark Fishpool, who awarded the National Trust’s Ickworth House in Suffolk the prize, with Tate Liverpool his highly commended.
Next, Nathan Williams took to the stage, enthusing about his Recreation shortlist. Play Paddock Wood in Kent was highly commended, while Crewe United Football and Social Club in County Antrim took home the trophy.
Mavis Wilkins presented the Community Buildings category, which was hotly contested as always. The Welsh WTF Taekwondo Association from Pontypool was highly commended, with Dalziel St Andrew’s Church in Motherwell impressing for the trophy.
The Biffa Award Small Grants category was presented by Biffa Award board member Rob Jones who sits on the Small Grants Panel alongside Deputy Programme Manager and an independent member from the Big Lottery Fund's Local Food programme. Wymeswold Washdyke Association in Leicestershire were highly commended, and the Cowbridge Charter Trust in the Vale of Glamorgan took the prize money.
Finally, the Rebuilding Biodiversity category was brought to the stage by the judge Tony Richardson. Tees Valley Wildlife Trust’s Portrack Waders captured his imagination to win, while the Earth Trust was highly commended.
The day's Overall Winner's trophy was presented to Crewe United Football and Social Club who really impressed the judges with their involvement of the local community in their fantastic environmental work.
The videos shown on the day of last year's winners are now available to view on our YouTube channel.