Carson Awards

Carson Awards LogoThe Carson Awards are an exciting opportunity for young people to express themselves creatively under the theme ‘What Integrated Education Means to Me’.

The Carson Awards will open again for applications from Monday 17 October 2016 – please read the full  Guidelines 2016 – 2017  before applying for a Carson Bursary or entering for a Carson Prize.


The Awards have two elements

The Carson Bursaries Open to Year 11, 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 Integrated Education Means to Me’Note the theme title has changed.  Bursaries are awarded up to £1,000.

Carson Bursaries Application Form 2016 – 2017

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 Integrated Education 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 they have already created 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 together with a school trophy.  All those who take part will receive a certificate.

Carson Prize Entry Form 2016 – 2017

For more information 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 9069 4099 or at