Quarry Life Award 2018


20> 20   Settembre


November 2017 - September 2018



Quarry Life Award 2018
Italcementi launches the Quarry Life Award in Italy, an international competition promoted by the HeidelbergCement Group, where participants are invited to present their idea of promoting biodiversity in quarrying sites.
Italcementi, Partner of I Maestri del Paesaggio 2017, promotes the QLA prize in a prestigious context in which landscape, its valorisation and respect for biodiversity are always contemporary themes and subject to design and research.

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The quarries of Colle Pedrino and Monte Giglio, which supply raw materials for the cement plant of Calusco d'Adda (BG), the Pian dell'Aia cement plant of Isola delle Femmine (PA) and the San Giuseppe quarry in Trieste, are the mining sites chosen by Italcementi to present a project of environmental sustainability in favour of biodiversity.

A competition organized in two areas.
To foster better competition among all participants, the Quarry Life Award is divided into two areas: the Research Sector and the Community Sector, each of which contains three categories to choose from.
The Research Sector focuses on scientific projects that increase the knowledge of the ecology of a quarry site and / or lead to an improvement in biodiversity, landscape and water management in our mining sites and addresses academics, scientists, experts and NGO’s.
The Community Sector focuses on projects that help our quarries and our activities to better integrate into local communities and increase awareness of biodiversity in mining sites.
Anyone can compete: individual citizens or groups, students, school classes, NGOs and local communities.

The best international project will receive € 30,000.
Participants can send their ideas to www.quarrylifeaward.it by 20th November 2017: ideas selected by the national jury by December 2017 will become real projects to be developed in the next 10 months.
The two best national projects will be awarded € 5,000 and € 2,500 respectively for each sector.
At the same time, the each project will also compete for the international prize, where the best overall project will receive a prize of € 30,000.