Roost Awards

Celebrating the Best in Bat Roost Enhancement and Mitigation

 The Bat Conservation Trust  introduced a new award in 2012 to encourage and recognise best practice in bat roost enhancement and creation. Awards are made to project sites to recognise the teams behind successful roost design. 

Awards submitted to Roost or updated bewteen 25th August 2012 and 31 March 2014 will be included for the selection for the 2014 Roost Awards.

If you were involved in a project that designed and developed a bat roost either for enhancement or mitigation then please submit your case study onto  Roost via the online case study form –by 5pm on 31 March, 2014

Submissions can be from anyone involved in a design of effective bat roost enhancement and mitigation including architects, consultants, developers and clients, provided that they have agreement from the relevant parties concerned.

Case studies will be judged by a panel of bat conservation experts.  The winners will be announced at the National Bat Conference. There will be one award for an Enhancement case study and one award for a Mitigation case study.

Winners get:

  • The  prestigious Roost Award (a shared trophy and individual certificate)
  • Inclusion in press release
  • Project awarded the title “Winner of the Bat Conservation Trust Roost Award for Mitigation 2014”. Or “Winner of the Bat Conservation Trust Roost Award for Enhancement 2014”.
  • Opportunity to present a poster at the National Bat Conference 2014

The criteria for the award:

  • Case studies must be uploaded to Roost by 5pm 31th March 2014
  • Must be for sites in the UK.
  • Must be carried out or overseen by a licenced bat worker (for mitigation cases).
  • Must demonstrate understanding and application of best practice as outlined in the Bat Mitigation Guidelines and Roost.
  • Must have evidence of successful uptake by bats.
  • Please note that case studies with lessons learnt from unsuccessful outcomes are still encouraged and may be eligible for a special commendation.
  • Winning entries will be at the judges’ discretion.  BCT reserves the right not to make an award in the event of insufficient entries in any year.