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22 August 2022

New Statesman launches Positive Impact Awards

The inaugural awards ceremony, which is to be judged by Andrew Marr and other high-profile figures, celebrates positive change across society.

By New Statesman

The inaugural New Statesman Positive Impact Awards – an event that celebrates and recognises change for the better across politics, business and wider society – is now open for submissions.  

Andrew Marr, the New Statesman‘s political editor, will be among the judges at the awards show, which is to be held in central London on Tuesday 6 December. The New Statesman Positive Impact Awards is a celebration of teams and individuals that have demonstrated leadership and created real and lasting change in business, politics, society and the environment.   

Other judges include Simon Hepburn, the chief executive officer of the UK Cyber Security Council; author and activist Kajal Odedra, global communications director of Change.org; and the chief data and marketing officer at The Independent, Jo Holdaway. Judges will be looking for evidence that each campaign, initiative, product or innovation had a positive impact and brought social, financial or environmental gains to the UK.

The awards are currently open for entries and the deadline to enter is Friday 2 September. At a drinks reception later this year, two types of award will be handed out across sectors including business, politics, society and the environment.

The first category, the Positive Impact Awards, can be entered. They include: The Energy Award, The Transport Award, The High Street Award, The Environment Award, The Technology Award, The Finance Award, and The Healthcare Award. Find out more about the categories here. The winners will be selected by a panel of external independent judges.

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The second category is the Editorial Recognition Awards. These are not open for entries, and winners will be selected by a New Statesman panel. They include: Positive Impact in Government (Local), Positive Impact in Government (National), Positive Impact in Politics (House of Commons), Positive Impact in Politics (House of Lords), Positive Impact in Society, Positive Impact at Work, and the Special Award for Leadership in a Crisis.

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The awards will take place on Tuesday 6 December at IET London: Savoy Place. More information about the awards can be found on the dedicated website. Those interested in entering the awards can do so here.