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Student Voice Awards

The Student Voice awards promote student voice by recognising and celebrating high quality and inspiring practice.


We want schools to

  • Give students genuine and meaningful opportunities to have a voice and influence decisions which affect them.
  • Put student voice at the heart of learning and school life.
  • Maintain a high standard of inclusive student voice.

We want young people to

  • Be informed: actively involved in their community and interested in the wider world.
  • Be curious: questioning and exploring issues through discussion.
  • Be heard: use their voice to articulate their views and be proactive in initiating positive change.

Our Award Categories

There are four categories to enter:

  • Student voice primary school student award
  • Student voice primary school of the year award
  • Student voice secondary school student award
  • Student voice secondary school of the year award

Application information and timeline

  • Nominations can be made by students and/or teachers that subscribe to VotesforSchools.
  • There is no application fee.
  • In each category three finalists will be selected by an independent panel of expert judges.
  • All 12 finalists will receive a certificate and feature on the Student Voice Awards website page.
  • Four winners receive a prize, presented at school.
  • The Awards are annual from the date of issue.
Student Voice Awards 2020 Information

Nomination Forms

To nominate a student or school for an award, please:

  • Submit a 1-2 minute video showcasing how your nominee meets the award criteria.
  • Complete the short written nomination form.
  • Please note: you can nominate for more than one award, but each nomination you submit must have a different video and application form.
Student Nomination Form