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Carson Awards

The Carson Awards celebrate creativity in Integrated schools.

The 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 were started by Frank and Tony Carson in 2008 and are delivered through the Integrated Education Fund (IEF). There are two categories, the Carson Bursaries which fund arts related projects by post-primary pupils, and the Carson Prize, which is open to all pupils at integrated schools.

“The entries keep growing in quality every year, and are a tribute to the creativity shining through some of the challenges schools and pupils have had to overcome over the past 18 months. Creativity and the arts are even more important now than they ever were, and it’s vital to nurture and recognise the next generation of artists”

— Tony Carson, Co-founder.

CARSON BURSARIES – CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS WEDNESDAY 01 DECEMBER 2021

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’. Bursaries are awarded up to £1,000.
Carson Bursaries Application Form 2021-2022

CARSON PRIZE – CLOSING DATE FRIDAY 27 MAY 2022

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 2021-2022