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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.
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Award nameDeadline DateAwarding DateIndustryRegion
Association for Public Service Excellence APSE Service Awards16th Apr~13th SepPublic SectorUK
The MJ Local Government Achievement Awards23rd Apr17th SepPublic SectorUK
The KE Awards~3rd May~3rd JunPublic SectorUK
Highways England Awards~6th May~10th FebPublic SectorUK
The Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion Awards~8th May~2nd OctPublic SectorUK
Partnerships Awards~19th May~9th DecPublic SectorInternational
Smarter Working Live Awards ~28th May~2nd JulPublic SectorUK
Street Design Awards~28th May~3rd JulPublic SectorUK
LGC Awards (Local Government Chronicle Awards)11th Jun4th NovPublic SectorUK
Social Worker of the Year Awards ~17th Jul~26th NovPublic SectorUK
The Civil Service Awards~24th Jul~21st NovPublic SectorUK
Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee LARAC Awards ~3rd Sep~14th OctPublic SectorUK
The PRCA Public Affairs Awards ~23rd Sep~25th NovPublic SectorUK
The Guardian Public Service Awards ~15th Oct~26th NovPublic SectorUK
The Royal Meteorological Society~20th Oct~10th MayPublic SectorUK
APSE Soft Facilities Management Innovation Awards~6th Dec~31st JanPublic SectorUK
iNetwork Innovation Awards~6th Jan11th MarPublic SectorUK
The Youth Sport Trust Awards~14th Jan~18th MarPublic SectorUK
Engaged Cities Awards~18th Jan~14th SepPublic SectorInternational
The Sunday Times Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For~22nd Jan15th MayPublic SectorUK
iESE Public Sector Transformation Awards~22nd Jan3rd MarPublic SectorUK
Green Flag Award ~31st Jan~14th OctPublic SectorUK & Republic of Ireland
The Education Resources Awards (ERAs) 26th Feb23rd AprPublic SectorUK
The A' Governance and Public Services Design Award28th Feb~15th AprPublic SectorInternational
ICiPS Awards (Institute for Continuous Improvement in Public Services)28th Feb~14th MayPublic SectorUK
The BAPCO Awards31st Mar10th JunPublic SectorUK

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