Carson Awards

Carson Awards 2015/16

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

The 2015/16 Carson Awards Programme is NOW OPEN to new applications! The closing date for completed projects for Carson Bursary and Carson Prize is Friday 06 May 2016 at 3pm. Applications for Carson Bursaries must be received by Friday 27th November 2015 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 2015 – 2016

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 2015 – 2016

Guidelines 2015 – 2016

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