2018 Award Nominations Open Now
Our awards celebrate the many benefits learning can have for everyone, and recognise individuals, tutors, employers and projects where learning has changed lives.
Important guidance and information for nominators and nominees
Following feedback from previous years' nominators, we have launched a new, simpler, online nomination process for 2018.
To help you understand the changes, we have produced new guidance notes for nominators, information for nominees (including an Easy Read version for individual learner nominees) and advice on how to write a good nomination.
The nominator guidance notes include eligibility criteria, timescales and a copy of the nomination questions. This means you can draft your answers and prepare your nomination before accessing the form online.
We strongly recommend you download and read these important documents (below) before starting the online nomination form.
All nominations must be submitted by midday on Friday 5 January 2018.
We're looking for individuals who, through learning, have transformed their own lives and the lives of their families, friends, their communities, and the places they work.
We're looking for employers that have used learning to develop the skills of their workforce to improve productivity, raise morale, increase staff retention and enhance business performance.
Reasons to nominate
In this short film, some of last year's nominators tell us why they think you should nominate someone for a Festival of Learning award.
Find out more about last year's winners in this short film montage. Be inspired by their incredible stories and nominate someone like them this year.