National Creative Awards

National Creative Awards

The National Creative Awards is a unique opportunity for the students and staff from the national network of engage in their future member schools to express their creativity through short story writing, photography, poetry, art or all four.

Each year a new theme is set for students and staff to focus their creativity and self-expression on. Previous themes include “Journeys”, “Connections”, “Bouncing Back” and “The Future”. The theme for 2022 is “MENTAL WEALTH“.

The challenge then is to decide which of the creative channels – poetry, short story writing, photography – to use, or even to use all three! Plus, participants can choose to submit an entry in the new creative category introduced for the first time this year – ART.

Entries are grouped by creative category and Key Stage group. Each of the four creative categories have their own judging panel who look for originality, adherence to the theme, and creative techniques. Individuals can submit one entry per creative category and each entry must be accompanied by its own entry form.

Everyone that submits an entry in the National Creative Awards will receive a certificate to acknowledge their effort and participation, and the winners in the student categories (KS1&2, KS3, KS4, Post-16) will each receive a certificate and a trophy. As a reminder of their creativity and success, they will also have their entry printed and framed before being sent to them to keep.

The National Creative Awards is an incredibly versatile scheme that can be used in the classroom, as an extra-curricular activity, or as part of a home study package. It can be used to support a curriculum topic, to explore or respond to a particular subject from a different or more creative perspective, or to link school work with interests outside of the classroom.

Nominations are now closed. We have received some outstanding work from all the key stages! The judges currently have your master pieces and are working hard to decided who the winners of 2022 are. Please bare with them as this year the students hit it out of the park, it will be a very tough job to decided!

We will let students know before the 8th of June!

If you have any questions then please email

Please take a look at the 2021 winners gallery –


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The engage in their future 2022 National Creative Awards are proudly supported Vision for Education. Created in 2008, Vision for Education is a well-established, market-leading teacher supply agency with industry experience and expertise that offers extensive national coverage.

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