GWT's Excellence Awards 2023

Awards now open for nominations

Generations Working Together is pleased to announce the categories for the 2023 Excellence Awards in Intergenerational Work and to invite nominations. The awards provide an opportunity for individuals and groups to celebrate their learning and success in building relationships between younger and older generations.

Although the approach is growing, it is so important for everyone to raise awareness of the impact these relationships have on improving health, physical and mental well-being for older and younger people and on reducing ageism.

To support the growth of intergenerational learning there is a need to raise awareness about intergenerational good practice and how it looks within the context that the intergenerational learning is being applied. Intergenerational learning for example can look different in early years than in youth work.

GWT advocates and promotes nine intergenerational core principles (quality standards) as good intergenerational practice within its training programmes (as described in the Guidelines booklet below). We feel there is now a real need to raise the profile of intergenerational good practice and the different elements within it, and the natural place to do that is through the Excellence Awards by linking them to the categories.

The awards categories for 2023 include:

  1. Tackling Age Discrimination and stereotypes
  2. Valuing generational diversity
  3. Encouraging reciprocal learning
  4. Building on wider knowledge
  5. Evaluating impact
  6. International Award

For further information on the categories, eligibility and process check out the Guidelines and Nomination Form below as well as Lorraine's presentation from our launch event which took place on Thursday 27th October 2022.

Please join us in celebrating the fantastic array of intergenerational work taking place across Scotland helping us improve and recognise good practice. This year we have also introduced an International Award which is open to all our ICIL/IDIL/ICIP students allowing them to share and promote their work from across the world. So far, we have welcomed students from 14 countries who have shared their knowledge, skills and experience on the 8 week online course giving Scottish and UK students an even more rewarding networking experience.

Award winners will be announced at our International Conference on Wednesday 8th March 2023 in the Technology and Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

Deadline for nominations: Monday 16th January 2023 at 12 noon.