Are there sponsorship opportunities?
There is the opportunity to sponsor the awards. For more information please contact either:
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7501 6699
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3915 9457
For more information please visit our sponsorship page here: Click here
When are entries open for Nursery World Awards 2023?
What is the deadline to submit an entry for the Nursery World Awards 2023?
Our entry deadline has been extended to 11:55pm on Friday 26th May 2023.
Who can enter the awards?
Any organisations or individuals who meet our category criteria can enter the awards.
We do allow for International entrants to submit for our awards, however please do bear in mind that the following categories are not suitable for International applicants to apply for:
- Nursery of the Year
- Nursery Food
These options are not suitable as we often organise site visits for those who enter these categories. We will not be able to co-ordinate International site visits.
Also, for all those looking to apply from abroad, please do bear in mind that the ceremony will take place in London.
How much does it cost to enter?
Can I submit the same entry for a person/team/organisation that I have entered in previous years for the Nursery World Awards?
Projects previously entered into the Nursery World Awards may be submitted for this year's awards, provided it can be evidenced that further improvements to performance have been achieved since the last submission.
Can I submit an entry after the deadline has passed, and is there a fee for submitting a late entry?
Once the entry deadline has passed, in most cases we will not be able to accept late entries, unless there are extenuating circumstances.
These circumstances may occur if:
- You are very close to submitting your entry and you need a bit of extra time.
We will be able to judge if this applies if we can see that almost all of your entry has been filled out on our system. If this is the case, we will agree on the revised individual submission date, but in every case it will not be too long after the original submission date. If the revised submission date passes and we do not receive your entry, we will not be able to provide further support.
If you are only just starting your entry when the deadline passes, we will not be able to accept your late submission.
- You have a completed entry, but you have forgotten to complete the remaining steps to submit your application.
If your entry is completed but it is still in your basket or saved items on our system, these entries will not be officially submitted. You will not be able to submit an entry yourself on our system once the official deadline has passed. We will be able to support you if you alert us soon after the deadline has passed that your application has not been officially submitted. This must be sorted as soon as possible after the deadline has passed.
In both of these extenuating circumstances cases, please reach out to us on email@example.com and we will assist each entry on a case by case basis.
Fees will not incur for any entries received after the deadline has passed.
Can I cancel my entry after it has been submitted?
Once submitted, you are not able to go into our system to cancel your entry for our awards. If you wish to no longer be put forward for one of our categories, or if your circumstances have changed (e.g., change of jobs) that would make it inappropriate to continue with your application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be able to un-submit your entry for you.
May I enter more than one category?
You may submit multiple entries in all our categories. However, please only submit one entry to represent one individual/team/organisation in a single category. Multiple entries to represent one individual/team/organisation will not affect the outcome of the results.
Can I submit supporting material?
Supporting material should be uploaded along with your entry. The material provided should support what is already outlined within your entry. It should not speak on any new information related to your entry.
It is essential for at least one photo to be uploaded that represents your entry, whether that is an individual, a team, a project or a company. Uploading a company logo is acceptable if you are happy for this file to represent your entry in the awards presentation and on our publications if you are shortlisted.
In the file upload fields on our entry page, each field can upload a single file that is worth up to 40MB.
Please do not:
- Exceed this limit as it is not possible to upload a larger file size in these fields.
- Attach ZIP files in the upload file fields.
Do I need to send any physical supporting evidence for my submission?
How do I send copies of my books to support my Professional Book of the Year entry, and do I need to pay an entry fee per book I enter for the awards?
I'm trying to paste my answers from a Word document into the online entry portal, but I'm struggling to fit my answers into the word limit text boxes, what can I do?
I'm having issues with using the online entry portal, what should I do?
Who judges the Nursery World Awards?
What will our judges look for?
What happens after I have submitted my entries?
Once you have submitted your entries they will be processed by the awards team, ready for judging. Judging takes place in late June and the shortlist will be announced shortly after.
How will I know whether my organisation has been shortlisted?
The full shortlist will be published on this website in July. You will also receive confirmation by email at this time.
When is the awards presentation?
The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday 30th September 2023 at The Brewery, London.
How can I buy tickets to the ceremony?
You may purchase individual seats and tables for the awards ceremony on our website after the shortlist has been announced.
Are complimentary seats available for finalists?
How are the tables at the ceremony organised?