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

If you are unsure if the nominee is an active NSEAD member you can email [javascript protected email address] to confirm


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:

  • Richness of critical and contextual opportunity
  • Reference to wider concepts
  • Display of cross-curricula aspects, issues/themes and dimensions
  • Makes connections creatively
  • Increasingly original


When will the Judging Panel be announced?

The 2024 Judging Panel has been announced — meet our fantastic judges here.


What is the deadline for entries?

Monday 22 April 2024 at 6pm


Have a question that isn’t answered here?

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