2019 ART Awards

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The ART Awards recognise people and groups who are leading best practice and innovation in the teaching and development of ringing and our Learning the Ropes achievers.

The teaching and group awards are open to everyone, not just ART Members or those using the Learning the Ropes Scheme. The ringing awards are open to those who have completed one of the Learning the Ropes programmes (on tower or hand bells) or participated in the Learning the Ropes Plus Scheme.


The Sarah Beacham Youth Group Award

Prize of £400 – sponsored by the Sarah Beacham Memorial Trust

This award is for youth groups who are successfully recruiting, retaining and developing young ringers. The judges want to understand any barriers that have been overcome and how the group links into the wider ringing community. Consideration will be given to the ethos of the youth group, how the young ringers are developed, and the transition from the youth group into adult or university ringing.

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The Sarah Beacham School Group Award

Prize of £400 – sponsored by the Sarah Beacham Memorial Trust

This award is for school groups who are successfully attracting school children into ringing. The judges want to understand any barriers that have been overcome and how the school group links into the school and the wider ringing community. Consideration will be given to how successful you are in retaining school children and how you help them exit your group to ring elsewhere.

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The ART Award for Excellence in the Use of Technology in Teaching

Prize of £500 – sponsored by John Taylor & Co.

An award for the development or use of technology which makes a difference by encouraging the development of skills or accelerating progress. Consideration will be given to how this technology has been integrated into other aspects of teaching and how it has developed and evolved over time.

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The ART Award for Excellence in Recruitment or Retention

Prize of £400 – sponsored by AbelSim

The judges will be looking for how successful the group or individual has been in recruiting and retaining recruits and any differences in approach which have been particularly effective. The judges will want to see that the activities are focussed on long-term retention and are keen that any lessons learned are transmitted to the wider ringing community.

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The ART Award for a University Society that has made a Significant Contribution to Promoting Ringing to Younger People

Prize of £500 – sponsored by CCCBR

This judges are looking for both ideas and successful implementation – activities may include increasing public awareness, recruitment, retention, teaching and links with local ringing, if applicable. With the annual turn-over of university society leadership the judges would be interested to know how this year's successes can be built upon.

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The ART Award for Inspiring Leadership in Ringing

Prize of £400 – sponsored by Talent Innovations

An award for groups and individuals who create and deliver a long term vision for their bellringing community imaginative and inspiring leadership. The judges want to understand the barriers and challenges that have been overcome and what was instrumental in making the project a success. Include insights into the specific leadership skills that made the difference and reflect on what others can learn from you.

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The ART Learning the Ropes Individual Achievement Awards

Two prizes of £250 – sponsored by The Ancient Society of College Youths
Five highly commended prizes of £25 each

These two awards are open to those who have completed one of the Learning the Ropes programmes up to Level 5 (on tower or hand bells) or participated in the Learning the Ropes Plus scheme.

One award will focus primarily on ringing achievement – what has been achieved over what time scale – taking into account the support available. The second award will focus more on the ringer's contribution to the wider ringing community within a band, local area or Guild/Association, with the judges keen to see evidence of organisation or leadership skills.

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Prizes

Prizes may be spent in a flexible manner, to be agreed with the winners, so that value is added to the group and activities undertaken by the winners. The award winners will be announced and prizes presented at the 2019 ART Conference. Prizes should be spent within two years of notification, unless agreed otherwise with ART. The Learning the Ropes highly commended cash prizes of £25 may be spent in any way.

All those resident in the UK who have achieved LtR Level 5 by 31 December 2018 will be invited to our Learning The Ropes Masterclass in 2019.


Past winners

If you're uncertain about what to put in your application why not have a look at what some of our past winners have said.

» 2016 winners

» 2017 winners

» 2018 winners


The Judges

Stephanie Pattenden (Chief Judge)


The Sarah Beacham Trust

The ART Awards for Youth Groups have been generously funded by the Sarah Beacham Memorial Trust which has transferred its funds to ART as the appropriate educational body to develop these awards. These ART Awards will be called The Sarah Beacham School Group Award and the Sarah Beacham Youth Group Award.

» The Sarah Beacham Memorial Trust

Questions

If you have any questions about the Awards, or how to apply, please contact the ART Awards Leader, Stephanie Warboys at artawards@ringingteachers.org