be might be creative awards (POSTPONED)

Metronome, Nottingham – 26th March, 2020

the awards night

We are pleased to announce the third Be Mighty Be Creative Awards, an annual event hosted by The Mighty Creatives!

The special awards event will be held on Thursday 26th March 2020. The evening will begin at 18:00 with a drinks reception and culminate with the Be Mighty Be Creative Awards presentations finishing at 20:00, as a celebration of the work we exist to support, awards will be presented across 10 categories.

In addition to the Awards ceremony itself, the evening’s entertainment will include a live performance by emerging artists and producers supported by The Mighty Creatives. Our guest speaker, to be announced in the new year, will be on hand to inspire us all. During the event we will share insights and discuss the value of creativity and culture in the lives of children and young people in the region.

The night itself will provide a great opportunity to bring together the cultural, education and business sectors to meet, share and support the endeavours of the children’s workforce and celebrate children and young people as the next generation of talented creative leaders and producers. We hope all sectors will show support by attending, sponsoring and donating to our annual Be Mighty Be Creative Campaign to continue this unrivalled and valuable cultural offer for children and young people across the East Midlands.

the award categories

The Creative Learning Award – An award recognising an educational setting where children and young people are supported to achieve the highest level of education through creative teaching and learning.

The Creative Leader Award – This category is to recognise an outstanding individual in a leadership role who is making an impact in championing and promoting creative and cultural learning for children and young people.

The Primary Schools Award – Best Creative Project This category is for an inspirational creative learning project or programme based in a Primary setting.

The Secondary Schools Award – Best Creative Project – This category is for an inspirational creative learning project based in a Secondary setting.

The Creative Community Award – An award recognising innovative and collaborative partnerships, where children, young people and adults are combining resources to help every child succeed.

The Creative Voice Award – This category is to recognise an outstanding creative ambassador, a young person who is making an impact in championing and promoting creativity in the region.

The Young Artist Award – An award recognising achievement in arts and cultural practice led by children and young people aged 9-15.

The Emerging Artist Award – This category is to recognise an individual practitioner or producer doing amazing creative work and inspiring children and young people in their work aged 16-30.

The Creative Enterprise Award – An award recognising a new business start-up, helping to shape solutions, deliver services and/or address social challenges through creativity.

The Creative Fundraiser of the Year Award  An award celebrating outstanding fundraisers that ‘go above and beyond’ in their fight for creativity. The doers, the no-quitters, the optimists and the go-getters’ that raise vital funds to change the lives of children and young people in the region.

how to enter

This year’s entry process is now CLOSED. For more information about the second stage of the application for shortlisted nominees, please see below.

This year the Be Mighty Be Creative Awards will take the form of a simple two-stage application process:

stage 1

Nominations are invited online by completing a short form and 350-word statement detailing why the panel should consider a nominee for the award category selected.

The Mighty Creative Awards assessment panel will be looking for a clear description of why you are making your nomination. You will be required to answer the following key information on a short form that will form criteria for shortlisting stage one nominations. Nominations will require details on:

  • the organisation/ individual name of the nominee.
  • location and address.
  • lead contact details including telephone and email.
  • award category selected.
  • summary statement, making clear and direct reference to the award (350-word limit).

We request that applicants making a nomination on behalf of another must inform the individual or organisation of the nomination. A short film submission from the nominee will be required should they be shortlisted for the final panel and stage two of the awards process.

stage 2

Nominees that are shortlisted will be invited to submit a second stage application from which the panel will select the finalists and winners for each category. Entries will require nominees to create a short 3-minute film to present their case to the panel.

The film footage can be simply captured on a smart phone or tablet device. The panel will assess the content and not on quality or artistic production of the films submitted. A how to guide will be provided to nominees with a brief including prompts and questions to support the creation of the film.


Nominations are invited from activity across the East Midlands region. Entries should focus on work that was launched, or ongoing, between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2019.

For any support regarding the nomination process or if you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for the Be Mighty Be Creative Awards, please contact Becky Rose, Head of Development by email on or by phone at 0116 261 6834