The Society makes awards each year:
- The Trevor James Award recognises an outstanding Hertfordshire naturalist. The award was re-named in 2021 to commemorate the late Trevor James's remarkable contribution to wildlife conservation and recording in the county over more than 50 years.
- The 1875 Award recognises someone who has made an outstanding contribution to natural history in Hertfordshire. The name of the award commemorates the founding of the Society in 1875.
All members are invited to submit nominations each year for the awards to Tim Hill.
Those nominated for awards will be judged against the following criteria:
- Contribution in a voluntary capacity
- Recognised expertise in their field
- Duration of contribution
- Key achievements eg publications, papers
- Training or educating others
- Championing conservation/natural history
- Nominees should normally be members of HNHS
The HNHS Management Committee will assess nominations and make the final decision.
The Awards are presented as individually engraved laser crystals.at the HNHS AGM and Autumn meeting.