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by Staff reporter
26 September 2023
Scottish Public Service Awards nomination deadline two weeks away

Scottish Public Service Awards nomination deadline two weeks away

The nomination deadline for the Scottish Public Service Awards (SPSAs) is two week away.

Nominations are open across 11 categories until 10 October for the SPSAs, which is run in partnership with the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish Government.

Nominees will celebrate their endeavours in the public sector over the last 12 months at the award ceremony of the Scottish Parliament’s Garden Lobby on Wednesday 6 December, hosted by Presiding Officer Alison Johnstone and Deputy First Minster and Cabinet Secreatry for Finance Shona Robison.  

The SPSAs celebrate the often-unsung contribution made to Scotland’s civic society from within the civil service, Scottish Government, Scottish Parliament, local government, health and social care sector, broader public service and their partners within the third sector. Holyrood is proud to play a part in showcasing some of the innovative and thought-provoking work being done the length and breadth of Scotland.

Categories include:

THE CAMPBELL CHRISTIE PUBLIC SERVICE REFORM AWARD

THE CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR AWARD

THE PROJECT AND PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT AWARD  

THE COMMERCIAL PARTNERSHIPS AWARD

THE LEADERSHIP AWARD

THE DIGITAL PUBLIC SERVICES AWARD  

THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AWARD

THE CHAMPIONING DIVERSITY & INCLUSION AWARD

THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR PARTNERSHIP AWARD  

THE SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

THE POLICY INTO PRACTICE AWARD

THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (nominated by the judges)

The awards are free to enter and the shortlist will be announced in early November. All finalists will receive an invitation to attend the awards presentation ceremony in the Garden Lobby of the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday, 6 December. To find out about the awards and how to enter please visit our website.

Chair of the judging panel and managing editor of Holyrood magazine Mandy Rhodes said: “Every year it’s a truly inspiring experience judging these awards. Every project, team and individual nominated is really making a difference, whether large or small, to the lives of the Scottish people, and we thank them.

“We look forward to receiving nominations across all 11 categories. Our judging panel are keen to see who will reach the final for the new Policy Into Practice Award.”

Inspired by the collaborative spirit of the late Campbell Christie, and his efforts to help reform Scotland’s public services, Holyrood launched the awards in 2014 with his ambitions in mind and with the aim of identifying and rewarding best practice, teamwork, innovation, and clear leadership across Scotland’s diverse public services.

The awards have now become a firm fixture in all our calendars, and nominations consistently celebrate the talent, commitment and all-round compassion that exists within Scottish public service.

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