The Civil Service Awards 2019

Civil Service Awards 2019

The awards capture the best of what we aspire to as a brilliant Civil Service.

They illustrate and recognise the sheer range of our expertise, from excellence in policy development and operational delivery, to achievement in digital and commercial. And they reflect the commitment to our core values, with awards for volunteering and diversity and inclusion. Above all, they show civil servants tackling big issues with big ideas and innovative solutions, built on teamwork and producing real impact for the citizens of this country.

Sir Mark Sedwill
Cabinet Secretary, Head of the Civil Service and National Security Adviser 


Welcome to the Civil Service Awards 2019! 

As always, the awards will not only celebrate the very best of our service but also capture something of the times we live in.   I'm expecting this year to produce a wealth of nominations reflecting the challenges we have faced, the skills we've applied to solving difficult problems, and the way in which we have worked together.

We've shaken up the awards categories a bit, and you'll see that some categories are brand new.  The idea is make the awards even more engaging and accessible, and to celebrate the people behind the achievements.

There were 1221 nominations last year, which was a record.  Maybe we'll get even more this year.  I know for sure that the ones we do receive will make us all proud.

Sir Richard Heaton
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice


Stay in the know 

Launched in 2018, the Civil Service Awards Community, is an online space where you can find out about past winners, who’ll share their advice and experiences, and learn more about the Awards themselves, with blogs from our champions and articles exploring the different categories. This is a place to learn from all the good practice that we celebrate through the awards, and to be inspired by many people and teams who have won over the years.

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Join the conversation using the hashtag #CSAwards @UKCivilService

Awards timeline

Nominations Open: 8 May 2019

Nominations Close: 26 July 2019 (DEADLINE EXTENSION)

Shortlist announced: 10 October 2019

Awards ceremony: 21 November 2019

If you have any questions about the Civil Service Awards, please email