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Nominations for the 2024 Music Mark Awards are now open!

24th June 2024

Nominations are now open for the 2024 Music Mark Awards, which will take place at our Annual Conference in Nottingham on the 18th – 19th November 2024! Following the success of the 2023 Music Mark Awards, these awards celebrate the achievements of those helping to provide inclusive, accessible, and high-quality music education for young people throughout the UK.  


This year’s categories are: 

This Is Not A Rehearsal Sustainability Award, sponsored by Normans Education 

Linking with this year’s This Is Not A Rehearsal campaign, this award focuses on the climate crisis. We want to celebrate the work that members are doing in this area to highlight challenges, react artistically, and lead the way in enacting creative solutions in how music education responds to climate issues. 


Talk into Action Inclusion Award, sponsored by Sing Up 

Linking with Music Mark’s ongoing focus on equity and inclusion following our Talk into Action campaign, we want to celebrate the work of members that is meaningful and innovative in widening access to music education, improving inclusivity and ensuring our young people and communities are well represented in music-making. 


Youth Initiative of the Year, sponsored by ABRSM 

Celebrating youth-led projects, this award seeks to highlight the work of children and young people in making great music initiatives happen. There are no parameters on what projects should be, other than they be led by youth voices.  


Digital Project of the Year, sponsored by SpeedAdmin 

Innovation in how we use technology is a key area of opportunity for many in music education, and we want to share and celebrate some of the most exciting projects and activity taking place around the UK, that have digital and technology as a key component of their success. 


Unsung Hero 

So much great work across the UK from organisations and individuals goes under the radar. We want to highlight this work, not only to celebrate achievements, but to share ideas and inspire others with what is happening around the country. 


How to get involved 

Nominations for each award are now open to Music Mark members through this simple form! You can choose to nominate yourself or your organisation’s own work, but we do ask that you then also nominate another Music Mark member (individual or organisation) too. Our conference awards are a chance for members to learn about and be inspired by each other’s work across the sector!  

A specially appointed judging panel will assess the nominations and announce the shortlist for each category ahead of the conference. Winners will then be presented with their award during the conference dinner on 18th November – the social highlight of the event!   

You can read the full guidelines and eligibility criteria here. Nominations close on Monday 5th August, 5pm. If you have any questions before submitting your nominations, please get in touch at 

Submit your nominations now!