This page includes frequently asked questions about the awards including key dates and links to the entry kit
Who can enter?
Anyone who has an active NSEAD membership
Entrants can be working in state-maintained or independent establishments in either England, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales.
Do I have to be an NSEAD member?
Yes, to be nominated you must have active NSEAD membership
Not a member already? Find out more here
Can I nominate someone if I am not an NSEAD member?
Yes! You do not need to be an NSEAD member yourself to complete the entry form
I don’t know if the person I want to nominate is an NSEAD member
Are the awards free?
Yes, our awards are completely free of charge to enter
Can you nominate in more than one category?
Nominations can be made for more than one category, but the entries must be unique (i.e. not a duplication of an entry in another category).
How do I nominate myself or someone else?
See the entry kit here for more details
Start the nomination process here
What is better practice?
The NSEAD Better Practice Research Group have spent two years exploring the question 'How do we define Better Practice?'. The fact is, there cannot be a single definition. However, the Big Landscape sets out characteristics that might define better practice in Art, Craft and Design Education, such as:
When will the judging panel be announced?
The judging panel will be announced the first week of July
What is the deadline for entries?
6pm on the 20th November 2023
When do you find out if you have been shortlisted?
Shortlisted nominees will be notified on the 8th January 2024
If your nomination has not been shortlisted you will receive notification by the 12th January
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