Criteria

The panel of judges visiting the community are assessing according to the following criteria: 

1. Planning and Development

Policy and implementation for

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2. Natural Environment

Policy and management of

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Air

Soil

Water

Flora and Fauna

Waste – Organic and Inorganic

Energy – Light and Heat

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3. Built Environment

Policy, Management, cleanliness and tidiness

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4. Landscape

Policy and management of

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5. Green Spaces

Policy, Management, cleanliness and tidiness

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6. Planting  – Permanent and / or  seasonal

Policy and management of

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7. Environmental education

Policy and implementation by Municipality or Volunteers

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8. Effort and involvement

Policy and implementation

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9. Tourism and leisure

Policy, development, marketing and services

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10. Presentation

Presentation and information to

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Weighting Scheme

To allow for the differences between cities, towns and villages, a weighting scheme is in place that recognises for example that towns have larger Built Environments and less Natural Environments compared with villages.  Typically, cities and towns would have more green spaces but less proportionate surrounding landscape in comparison with villages.  In general terms, there is usually more community participation (Effort and Involvement) and less Planning and Development in villages compared with towns and cities.  On the other hand, cities are usually better equipped for Tourism and Leisure facilities.

For this reason, our judges use the following scheme for marking in different categories:

CRITERIAVILLAGE
pop. under 5.000
weighting
TOWN
5.000-50.000 pop.
weighting
CITY
above 50.000 pop
weighting
Total100%100%100%
Planning and Development8%9%12%
Natural Environment12%10%8%
Built Environment10%12%12%
Landscape15%12%10%
Green Spaces 8%12%14%
Planting – Permanent and/or Seasonal10%10%10%
Environmental education10%10%10%
Effort and involvement14%10%8%
Tourism and/or Leisure7%9%10%
Communication 6%6%6%

You can download the adjudication criteria 2017 here  and the criteria for the thematic prize here.