Entries for the Nursery World Awards 2018 are now open!
Choose one or more award category your organisation would like to enter from the full list of categories
Carefully read the guidance
Launch the entry process and enter your details online. You will be able to amend or update these details at any time until two weeks before the Awards close for entries.
Submit your entry online, along with payment (if required) and any supplementary documents.
Supplementary documents can be submitted online or in hard copy.
Deadline for entries is 25th May 2018.
If you are submitting your supplementary documents online, please note there is a 50MB limit for uploads.
Each submission should respond to all specific questions and details requested within the category criteria.
Refer to specific categories for word limits. You may upload additional supporting material such as evaluations, inspection reports, testimonials or press cuttings to back up statements made in your submission. It is clearly understood that in some cases entries may include commercially sensitive information.
If you are submitting your supplementary documents in hard copy, please send the material to:
Nursery World Awards 2018
The Mark Allen Group
St Jude's Church
Who should enter?
The criteria for each category are framed so that entries will focus on organisations, teams, individuals, initiatives and equipment providers, whether from public, voluntary or private organisations.
Entries that have been submitted to the Nursery World Awards in earlier years must be updated before being re-submitted.
Entries may be withdrawn upon written request at any time up to 14 days after the deadline for entries. Entry fees are non-refundable.
If the work has been commissioned by another organisation please secure permission of a senior person at the commissioning organisation. This permission should be sent to
Nursery World reserves the right to publish descriptions and case studies of winning entries, but if an entrant asks for any part of their submission to remain confidential, it will be treated as such.
Sponsor organisations are not allowed to enter the category they have agreed to sponsor. The decisions of the judges are independent and final and no correspondence will be entered into concerning the results.