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 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 participated in one of the Learning the Ropes programmes (on tower or hand bells) or in the Learning the Ropes Plus scheme.
The ART Awards ceremony was held at 18:00 on Saturday 6 March. We celebrated and rewarded the great things that ringing teachers and leaders are doing to secure the future of ringing, hosted via Zoom. This year, we had an inspiring and diverse set of nominations which represents the creativity, hard work and commitment of so many people during such a difficult time
Prize of £800 sponsored by the Sarah Beacham Memorial Trust
This year's award covered all aspects of youth ringing, including schools, and the judges have allocated the total prize money to nominees as they saw fit.
Prize of £1000 – sponsored by John Taylor & Co. and the CCCBR
This is the year in which we have seen a huge range of the most imaginative, innovative and useful technical developments, including online ringing platforms, tools and even robots!
Prize of £400 – sponsored by AbelSim
Given the restrictions on UK ringing that we have had (and are currently experiencing), the majority of this year’s UK nominations focused on retention.
Prize of £500 – sponsored by Talent Innovations
Inspiring leadership breeds success, moves us forward and helps a wide range of endeavours to flourish at individual, tower, regional or national level.
Prize of £250 – sponsored by The Ancient Society of College Youths
This year, the ringing achievement award was open to both those who attained LtR Level 5 on tower bells and all those achieving LtR Level 3 on handbells by 31 December 2020. The judges considered the individual’s ringing development in terms of quality, quantity and complexity, the timescale over which the progress has been made and the support available.
Prize of £250 sponsored by The Ancient Society of College Youths
The ringer’s contribution award is not based on ringing ability or attainment but for their contribution to the wider ringing community, for example, within a band, local area, Guild, Association or even the Central Council. For 2020, the contribution category was open to anyone who had been enrolled on the Learning the Ropes programmes (on tower bells or handbells) at any level. The judges were particularly keen to see evidence of organisation, leadership or technical skills or wider initiative and/or innovation.
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 were announced on Saturday 6 March 2021. Prizes should be spent within two years of notification, unless agreed otherwise with ART. The Learning the Ropes highly commended cash prizes may be spent in any way.
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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