Nominate someone for an ART Award 

Do you know someone who’s making a difference and making things happen? Then don’t be shy. Say thank-you by nominating them for an award, and if they win, they’ll receive a substantial cash prize to spend on a ringing related activity or product. 

 It doesn’t matter if they are an ART Member or have never even heard of ART, anyone can apply, anyone can be nominated and anyone can win. If you already have someone in mind, then fly over to: and download an application form. You have until 31 December 2023 to get your nomination in, so now is the right time to start collecting quotes, photos, statistics and testimonials, to show just how good your ringing hero is. 

 We have a new award this year – the Band or Cluster of the Year. Think commitment to improving ringing standards, think building a sustainable future for ringing, think results. A timely addition to the ART Awards portfolio when we’re all concentrating on building the future of ringing. 

The Sarah Beacham Youth Award 

Prize of £800 – sponsored by the Sarah Beacham Memorial Trust 

An award for youth, school groups, and university societies who are successfully recruiting, retaining and developing young ringers. What’s the ethos of the youth group, how are young ringers developed, and how is the transition from the group managed? 

The Len Roberts Award for the Promotion of Ringing 

Prize of £250 – sponsored by Len Roberts 

For the person making a significant contribution to the promotion of ringing in their local area. What was done, what was the impact, and what were the benefits for ringing, ringers, and the local community? Was it targeted at specific groups, e.g. schools, scouts and guides, or local interest groups? 

The ART Award for Band or Cluster of the Year 

Prize of £400 – sponsored by John Taylor & Co. 

An award open to any tower or cluster of towers that is focussed on improving ringing standards and developing the sustainability of ringing. Ringing level is unimportant − this award is equally open to those who ring call changes to those who ring Surprise Maximus. What is important is the band’s commitment, drive and delivery. The judges are looking for bands who have delivered and grown over a period of years. 

The ART Award for Excellence in Recruitment and Retention 

Prize of £400 – sponsored by AbelSim 

For an individual, tower or ringing cluster that has been successful in recruiting and retaining ringers. What’s worked well, what’s new and what lessons can be shared with the wider ringing community? 

The ART Award for Inspiring Leadership in Ringing 

Prize of £400 – sponsored by Talent Innovations 

For those who have a long-term vision for their bell ringing community and give imaginative and inspiring leadership. What barriers and challenges have been overcome and what has made them successful? This award is looking for nominations of individual leader(s), even though they might well be working as part of a team.

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