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’.

These Awards are open for applications – please read the full  Guidelines 2016 – 2017  before applying for a Carson Bursary or entering for a Carson Prize.


The Awards have two elements – Carson Bursaries and Carson Prize
Applications to the Carson Bursaries for 2016 – 2017 have now closed.

The Carson Prize is still open for applications – see below.

Please view the two videos below for a selection of the amazing short films produced through the Carson Awards during 2015 – 2016.

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 Jessica Blomkvist on 028 9069 4099 or at