Awards and competitions

Essay prize – deadline 15 March 2014

The World Association of Cultural Psychiatry is inviting submissions of a 4000 word essay about an arts-based project that contributes to a greater understanding of mental health/illness. The winning essay will receive a £300 prize and will be considered for inclusion in a special publication produced by the Association. The selected project or series of initiatives can be in any given cultural context. (e.g. an arts-based prevention, advocacy, research, and/or healing project).

NHS Participation Awards

The NHS England Excellence in Participation Awards is open for nominations. Designed to celebrate the contributions of people and organisations to improving health and care services and delivering patient centred care, the awards are focused on the ways in which individuals and communities are being actively involved in healthcare delivery. They include a special People’s Awards category which will recognise innovative approaches to involving children and young people, promoting volunteering and individual contribution.

Digital Empowerment Awards

Lemos&Crane working with Thames Reach and the Lankelly Chase Foundation presents the Digital Empowerment Awards. A total of £2,500 prize money is offered for projects which utilize the growing potential of digital technologies such as the internet, social media, apps and SMS for the improvement of the lives of homeless people, giving them a voice, enhancing and expressing their capabilities, facilitating peer-to-peer support and making the services they receive more personalised and enabling. The panel will award projects in the following categories:

Hippocrates Initiative deadline - 31 January 2014

Entries are now being accepted for the 2014 Hippocrates Prize for poetry and medicine. Entries can be accepted in three categories: an Open category, which anyone in the world may enter, an NHS category which is open to UK National Health Service employees, health students and those working in professional organisations involved in education and training of NHS students and staff and also the International Prize for young poets aged under 19.

2014 GSK IMPACT Awards

GlaxoSmithKline’s annual Impact Awards, run in partnership with the King’s Fund have been running since 1997 and are designed to recognise and reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health. The awards are open to registered charities that are at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with a total annual income between £25,000 and £2 million.

The Awards are now open for applications. Up to ten winners will receive £30,000 plus the overall winner will receive an extra £10,000, up to ten runners-up will receive £3,000.

Impact Art Fair Competition: Call for Submissions – deadline 10 July 2013

This year, Creative Future will be arranging its stall in the form of a competition among marginalised artists. 50 artists will be selected to display a single original artwork which will measure 17.5cm high x 12.5cm wide. These artworks will be for sale with prizes of £125, £75 and £50 going to the three most popular with the public.

GSK IMPACT Award 2013 winners announced

10 charities have won 2013 GSK IMPACT Awards for their contributions to improving the UK’s health and wellbeing.

The GSK IMPACT Awards have been running since 1997 and are designed to recognise and reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people's health. The awards are funded by GlaxoSmithKline and managed in partnership with The King's Fund.

The awards are open to registered charities that are at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with a total annual income between £10,000 and £1.5 million.

Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards – deadline 28 May 2013

The Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards aim to recognise and celebrate community engagement in Greater London; activities include charity partnerships, employee volunteering, employability initiatives and local purchasing.

The scheme is designed to reward those who display excellence in engaging with their local communities, and also to inspire others and provide examples of best practice. It is free to apply, and applications are welcome from all businesses, public bodies and community organisations which are making a positive impact and engaging with communities in London.

RSPH Arts and Health Awards 2013 – deadline for nominations – 5 July 2013

Creative Arts and the Criminal Justice System in Secure Settings and the Community

Andy Ludlow Homelessness Awards – deadline 16 May 2013

The annual Andy Ludlow Homelessness Awards celebrate innovation in tackling homelessness. London-based projects using innovative approaches to preventing homelessness or improving homelessness services qualify for entries. Sponsored by London Councils, London Housing Foundation and Shelter, the awards offer a first prize of £30,000.

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