Carson Awards

The Carson Awards are an exciting opportunity for young people to express themselves creatively under the theme ‘What Integration Means to Me’.Carson Awards Logo 2014

The 2014/15 Carson Awards Programme is NOW OPEN to new applications! The closing date for completed projects for Carson Bursary and Carson Prize is Friday 01 May 2015. Applications for Carson Bursaries must be received by Friday 28th November 2014 at 3pm.

The Awards have two elements:

The Carson Bursaries 

Open to Year 12, 13 and 14 students at integrated colleges and, if applicable, collaborative partners. Bursaries provide resources to carry out and complete a creative project under the theme ‘What Integration Means to Me’. Bursaries are awarded up to £1,000.

Carson Bursaries Application Form 14-15

The Carson Prize

Open to all students of integrated primary and second level schools and, if applicable, collaborative partners. Completed creative projects, under the theme ‘What Integration Means to Me’, may be entered for The Carson Prize. For example, pupils at schools may wish to enter a poem, song or piece of artwork already in existence or which does not require any financial assistance. These entries will be judged under key stage categories and winners will receive £500 for their school along with a trophy. All those who take part will receive a certificate.

Carson Prize Entry Form

Guidelines 2014 – 2015

Creativity is the key and we hope to receive a wide range of entries reflecting a variety of mediums for example artwork, photography, collage, music, dance, stories, poems, sculpture, short films, comedy sketches, drama or any other medium of your choice – so go on, get creative!!

If you have a project you would like to discuss please do not hesitate to contact Gemma Hill on 028 9033 0031 or at