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2024 AWARDS

Dean from Urban Mindfulness Foundation whose project Mindfulness Based InclusionTraining won an Award in 2022

Thank you for your interest in applying for the Innovations in Mindfulness Awards 2024. The application deadline has now passed.
Keep an eye on our blog and our LinkedIn page for updates on the judging process!

APPLY HERE FOR THE 2024 AWARDS

Categories

Category

What we are looking for

Eligibility

Mindfulness Training Programmes

A significant adaptation to training - online, in-person or hybrid - to address unmet needs. This could be a creative adaptation to serve new populations (particularly marginalised or underrepresented) or to serve existing populations in better ways.

UK only

Technology Meets Mindfulness

A new way of capacity building that leverages digital tech (e.g. wearables, AI, or VR). Given this is an emerging field, the evidence may be at an earlier stage, but we are looking for a rigorous and ethical approach to testing and validation of the concepts.

Global

Creative Partnerships

A partnership between organisations (formal or informal) that operate in different disciplines, fields or sectors. We want to highlight the power of unlikely allies to expand and enhance access to mindfulness through an exchange of  ideas, skills, and reach.

Lead applicants to be UK (though it can be a global partnership)

Category

Mindfulness training programmes

What we are looking for

A significant adaptation to  training - online, in-person or hybrid - to address unmet needs. This could  be a creative adaptation to serve new populations (particularly marginalised  or underrepresented) or to serve existing populations in better ways.

Eligibility

UK only

Category

Technology meets mindfulness

What we are looking for

A new way of capacity building that leverages digital tech (e.g. wearables, A.I, or V.R). Given this is an emerging field, the evidence may be at an earlier stage, but we are looking for a rigorous and ethical approach to testing and validation of the concepts.

Eligibility

Global

Category

Creative partnerships

What we are looking for

A partnership  between organisations (formal or informal) that operate in different  disciplines, fields or sectors. We want to highlight the power of unlikely  allies to expand and enhance access to mindfulness through an exchange of  ideas, skills, and reach.

Eligibility

Lead  applicants to be UK (though it can be a global partnership)

Prizes

All finalists will be offered:

An invitation to the in-person awards ceremony at Manchester Mindfulness Festival
Participation in a showcase webinar to present the project
Coverage of the project in the Mindfulness Initiative newsletter, on social media and on our website

The three winners will be offered:

An award of prize money of £2,000 each
Support through mentoring sessions. This unique element of the prize evolved through the experience of the previous round of Awards, where mentoring relationships emerged naturally and were found to be hugely valuable to the innovators. Mentors will be carefully matched, and sessions tailored to assist with developing the project.

APPLY HERE FOR THE 2024 AWARDS

Judges

Ruby Wax

Ruby Wax is an American-British actress, comedian, writer, television personality, and mental health campaigner.

Ruby Wax

Ruby Wax is an American-British actress, comedian, writer, television personality, and mental health campaigner.

Ruby Wax

Ruby Wax is an American-British actress, comedian, writer, television personality, and mental health campaigner.

Ruby Wax

Ruby Wax is an American-British actress, comedian, writer, television personality, and mental health campaigner.

Ruby Wax

Ruby Wax is an American-British actress, comedian, writer, television personality, and mental health campaigner.

There will be two stages:

1. Applications will be shortlisted based on five criteria

2. Shortlisted applications will be discussed in depth

Timeline

5th March

Applications open for the 2024 Awards

26th March

Online Q&A session to support applicants

7th May

Submission deadline

Early September

The finalists are announced

19th October

The winning entries are announced at
the Manchester Mindfulness Festival

Criteria

As well as demonstrating how your initiative meets the objectives of the category, your application will need to show how your project meets the following six criteria:

1. Solving a real need

Why is this innovation needed, and who is it for?

2. Creativity and risk-taking
What makes your offering different from other existing offerings?

3. Diversity, inclusion and accessibility to new audiences
How will your work help mindfulness reach more people than it currently does?

4. Testing and iterating as you go along
How will you develop your confidence that this offering is safe and effective?

5. Collaboration and learning from each other
How does your innovation interact with others in and beyond the mindfulness field?

6. Sustainability and impact over time
What is your implementation plan to make an impact?

Applicant Q&A

In March 2024, we held an online question and answer session for potential applicants. If you couldn't be with us - or if you'd like to recap - the session was recorded and is available to view below.

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