Hosting awards is a huge responsibility and an extremely nerve-wracking experience. I only ended up doing it because I misread an email, confusing “present an award” with “present the awards”. I had never used auto cue before so it really was a baptism of fire.
The other hurdle for me was my questionable wardrobe. Thanks to some quick thinking from my agent and the organisers and the generosity of a local tailors I was kitted out in a very nice suit for the evening (at £700 I made sure it was returned in the same state it left the shop - big napkins a must).
Wildscreen is a charity that helps promote conservation through wildlife imagery. The festival is much more than just the awards with workshops and other initiatives.