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Community in Nature Schools Awards

The Community in Nature (CIN) initiative was launched in September 2011 to connect and engage communities in conserving Singapore’s natural heritage. Recognising that educational institutions are important community stakeholders in biodiversity conservation, CIN started reaching out to schools in 2014. Since then, the programmes have diversified to meet the needs of various educational levels, from pre-schools to junior colleges. The CIN schools outreach efforts have now come to maturity, where many of the participating institutions have become increasingly competent in the area of biodiversity conservation.

The Community in Nature (CIN) Schools Award is a biennial recognition scheme to acknowledge, appreciate and celebrate the works of our schools, as well as to motivate educators and students to contribute to local biodiversity conservation efforts. It aims to:

  • Encourage stakeholders from the education sector to take on a more active role to conserve our biodiversity.
  • Provide a networking platform for schools to share and exchange biodiversity-related knowledge and experiences.


CIN Schools Awards 2022

The nomination period for the 2022 CIN Schools Award is from 27 December 2021 to 28 February 2022.

Please click the following links for submission under each category:

Category Educational Level Nomination Form
  • Preschools
  • Primary Schools and Special Education
  • Secondary Schools and Junior Colleges
  • Primary Schools and Special Education
  • Secondary Schools and Junior Colleges


Judging Criteria

Judging will be based on the relevant biodiversity-related activities carried out between January 2020 – December 2021.

Judging criteria for the 3 categories comprise of the following:




Participation (12%)

Implementation and Impact (48%)

Partnership (16%)

Innovation (16%)

Future Plan (8%)


Nominee’s roles and contribution (20%)

Implementation and Impact (40%)

Partnership (20%)

Innovation (20%)



Past Awards

Check out the winners and their achievements for CIN Schools Award 2020 below:



Download the CIN Schools Award 2020 e-booklet below. [PDF, 3.04MB]






Last updated on 22 December 2021

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