Coronation Biodiversity competition

King Charles is a champion for environmental issues and the Lord Mayor of Chester and the Chairman of Cheshire West and Chester Council are keen to make the Chester and Cheshire West a comfortable and pleasant place to live. Therefore, they have launched a King’s Coronation Biodiversity competition to encourage residents and schools to share their work to support and encourage greater biodiversity in Chester and the borough.

Biodiversity projects can include: attracting wildlife into your school or community project; discuss climate change and biodiversity with pupils; planting hedgerows, trees, or wildflower meadows; creating an allotment or raised beds for vegetable growing or installing compost bins.

Categories

  • Primary schools
  • Secondary schools
  • Community groups

How to enter

Any school or local community group are invited to enter this competition. Please submit entries to chestercivic@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk by 6 July 2023

  • photographs of active Biodiversity projects
  • a short description of why protecting biodiversity is so important to your school or community group
  • how your project helps to preserve biodiversity in Chester and beyond.

By sending in your photographs you agree to having your projects shared on the Lord Mayor’s website. Prizes will be awarded by the Lord Mayor and the Chairman at a special ceremony in the Summer at Chester Town Hall.

Closing date for entries: 6 July 2023.

Prizes

Lord Mayor of Chester’s competition (see geographical area)

Primary schools in the Chester area

  • 1st Prize – £100 towards the school’s biodiversity project
  • 2nd Prize – £50 towards the school’s biodiversity project
  • 3rd Prize – £25 towards the school’s biodiversity project

Secondary schools in the Chester area

  • 1st Prize – £100 towards the school’s biodiversity project
  • 2nd Prize – £50 towards the school’s biodiversity project
  • 3rd Prize – £25 towards the school’s biodiversity project

Community groups in the Chester area

  • 1st Prize – £100 towards the Community group’s biodiversity project
  • 2nd Prize – £50 towards the Community group’s biodiversity project
  • 3rd Prize – £25 towards the Community group’s biodiversity project

The Chairman of Cheshire West and Chester Council’s competition

Primary schools

  • 1st Prize – £100 towards the school’s biodiversity project
  • 2nd Prize – £50 towards the school’s biodiversity project
  • 3rd Prize – £25 towards the school’s biodiversity project

Secondary schools

  • 1st Prize – £100 towards the school’s biodiversity project
  • 2nd Prize – £50 towards the school’s biodiversity project
  • 3rd Prize – £25 towards the school’s biodiversity project

Community groups

  • 1st Prize – £100 towards the Community group’s biodiversity project
  • 2nd Prize – £50 towards the Community group’s biodiversity project
  • 3rd Prize – £25 towards the Community group’s biodiversity project

Lord Mayor of Chester’s geographical area

  • Blacon
  • Chester City and The Garden Quarter
  • Christleton and Huntington
  • Farndon
  • Chester’s Rural Villages
  • Great Boughton
  • Handbridge Park
  • Lache
  • Malpas
  • Newton and Hoole
  • Sandstone
  • Saughall and Mollington
  • Tarvin and Kelsall
  • Tattenhall
  • Upton

Enquiries

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Chester Civic Team: