Each year, Mearns & Gill works with the Prize co-ordinators to generate interest in the Prize as well as encourage quality entries from around the globe.
Since launch, the Prize has attracted over 3,800 entries from more than 64 countries on a range of diverse topics. 2015 was a record breaking year for the Prize, gaining over 400 entries.
To attract this high level of participation, a carefully targeted digital marketing strategy is required to highlight the existence of the Prize to those individuals most interested in submitting an entry.
In 2014, Mearns & Gill redeveloped the Prize website with the clear objectives to improve the standard of submissions. The website continues to grow in status and popularity to become the central hub of activity around the prize.
Our involvement with the Prize also includes supporting the Prize coordinators at the annual Seminar where the Awards are presented, filming the successful Prize winners and supplying all print and event support collateral.
There are few issues of greater importance than the impact of climate change on our fragile environment, and on some of the world’s most vulnerable populations. The St Andrews Prize for the Environment is setting a new standard for environmental prizes. We are proud to partner with such an inspirational programme, which supports creative and innovative projects that help to protect vulnerable communities from the ravages of environmental change.Professor Louise Richardson, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of St Andrews
It is a privilege for Mearns & Gill to support such a fantastic initiative, which not only recognises those with ideas for environmental conservation but, with the help of the Prize, have the chance to put their plans into action. The St Andrews Prize for the Environment recently celebrated its 15th anniversary and we hope it will continue to effect change in the world for many years to come.