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List of UK Public Sector Awards and Local Government Awards

This is the world’s best list of UK Public Sector Awards and Local Government Awards. It includes all the most credible Public Sector awards such as The Guardian Public Service Awards, The iESE Public Sector Transformation Awards, ICiPS Awards, The Public Sector Paperless Awards, CIEH Excellence Awards, The MJ Local Government Achievement Awards, The LGC Awards, Council Awards and The Civil Service Awards. For awards for schools and Teaching Awards in the public sector, check out our Education Awards list. 

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Please note: the “~” symbol means that the date is based on the previous year’s awards programme or is an estimate based on the information available.
We can’t guarantee 100% accuracy (we try our best!) so always visit the individual awards’ websites for the latest information.
Award nameDeadline DateAwarding DateIndustryRegion
The Royal Meteorological Society20th Oct~10th MayPublic SectorUK
APSE Soft Facilities Management Innovation Awards~6th Dec~31st JanPublic SectorUK
Highways England Awards~6th Dec10th FebPublic SectorUK
ICiPS Awards (Institute for Continuous Improvement in Public Services)~13th Dec~14th MayPublic SectorUK
The Guardian Public Service Awards ~15th Dec~26th NovPublic SectorUK
Partnerships Awards~19th Dec9th DecPublic SectorInternational
Social Worker of the Year Awards ~19th Dec26th NovPublic SectorUK
iNetwork Innovation Awards20th Dec11th MarPublic SectorUK
Engaged Cities Awards~18th Jan~14th SepPublic SectorInternational
The Sunday Times Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For22nd Jan15th MayPublic SectorUK
The MJ Local Government Achievement Awards~31st Jan~24th JunPublic SectorUK
Green Flag Award ~31st Jan~14th JulPublic SectorUK & Republic of Ireland
iESE Public Sector Transformation Awards~31st Jan~4th MarPublic SectorUK
The Youth Sport Trust Awards~14th Feb~27th FebPublic SectorUK
The Education Resources Awards (ERAs) ~17th Feb~27th MarPublic SectorUK
The BAPCO Awards~21st Feb~11th JunPublic SectorUK
The A' Governance and Public Services Design Award~28th Feb~15th AprPublic SectorInternational
Smarter Working Live Awards ~28th Feb~2nd JulPublic SectorUK
Street Design Awards~28th Feb~3rd JulPublic SectorUK
Socitm Awards ~18th Mar~18th JunPublic SectorUK
Association for Public Service Excellence APSE Service Awards~31st Mar~13th SepPublic SectorUK
The KE Awards~3rd Apr~3rd JunPublic SectorUK
The Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion Awards~8th May2nd OctPublic SectorUK
CIEH Excellence Awards~5th Jul19th NovPublic SectorUK
The Civil Service Awards~24th Jul~21st NovPublic SectorUK
Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee LARAC Awards 3rd Sep14th OctPublic SectorUK
The PRCA Public Affairs Awards 23rd Sep25th NovPublic SectorUK

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