About the awards

Since 1888, the NSEAD professional learning community has been leading better practice for art, craft and design education (ACDE). The new NSEAD Awards formally recognise and celebrate NSEAD members' amazing work, happening all over the United Kingdom.

Celebrating the very best of art, craft and design education

The awards will identify and raise the profile of exemplary individuals, schools and organisations who have championed our subject, pushed boundaries, empowered change and shown innovation within the sector.

Do you know an institution or someone who has shown inspirational ACDE practice? Maybe it's you! Wherever this amazing work is, we want to find it and celebrate it.  We are also committed to making the entry process free, accessible and straightforward.

Nominations are now open - nominate now


Let's raise the profile of our community, our subject and its learners, together.


Key Dates:

22nd May 2023 – Award entries open

20th November 2023  – Entry deadline 

November - December 2023 – judging process

8th January 2024  – Notification of shortlist

10th February 2024 – Awards ceremony