Holyrood Garden Party & Political Awards
The Holyrood Garden party & Political Awards is the annual opportunity to celebrate and poke fun at politics in equal measure. A night of irreverence before the Scottish Parliament breaks for the summer recess. The awards themselves recognise the contributions made from across the political spectrum as well as the staff that support the work done by MSPs and some categories are designed with tongue very firmly in cheek.
This end of term event will be an irreverent evening of politics, comedy and song celebrating the people that occupy our political landscape and those that engage with it.
The format will be a pre-dinner drinks reception and networking, tables for dinner, and a sprinkling of political awards and chat throughout that take a more satirical view of how politics is conducted and reported within the Scottish Parliament.
It's easy to enter and nominations are open to everyone in the parliament including parliamentarians and their staff along with readers of Holyrood magazine. A long shortlist will be given to the judging panel
Nominations will be made by way of a short testimonial from the nominee on why this person should be considered for the award. Please limit your nomination to two paragraphs and, where applicable, images or supporting evidence may be uploaded.