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The Scottish Learning Disability Awards

If you know a person or group of people with learning disabilities who you think deserve recognition for their talents, achievements or contribution to their community, then the Scotland’s Learning Disability Awards are waiting for your nominations…

The Scottish Learning Disability Awards 2020 are now open for nominations!

*Nominations close on Monday 3rd February 2020*

What are the Scottish Learning Disability Awards?

The Scottish Learning Disability Awards provide an opportunity to celebrate, on a national level, the rarely heard stories and achievements of people with learning disabilities and the people who support them.  Scottish Learning Disability Week and the Scottish Learning Disability Awards 2020 are a platform to celebrate the contribution of people with learning disabilities in their communities across Scotland.

The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) hosts the annual Scottish Learning Disability Awards, which are the culmination of activities taking place across Scotland as part of Scottish Learning Disability Week. The Awards are held annually in May.

There are 8 Award Categories for 2020. Each award category has a judging panel to make sure each nomination is assessed fairly.

The finalists are filmed and their stories are shown at the Learning Disability Awards ceremony where they are presented with their awards at a gala event.

Support with completing your nomination form

  • Find out what to expect when you submit your nomination here
  • Read our Scottish Learning Disability Awards FAQ
  • Download our example of a good nomination form that meets the criteria here.

If you have a learning disability and would like help completing a nomination form, you can phone SCLD on 0141 248 3733 or send an email to awards@scld.co.uk and we will help you to fill in your form.

Award categories 

This year there are 8 award categories which cover a wide variety of topics, interests and achievements:

Highly Commended in the Creative Communities Category, Andrew Moodie accepts his award at the Learning Disability Awards 2019

Andrew Moodie, Highly Commended in the Creative Communities category at the Scottish Learning Disability Awards 2019.

The Scottish Learning Disability Awards 2019

To give you a flavour of the Scottish Learning Disability Awards, you can watch some of our 2019 finalists’ videos and view photos and press coverage of the Awards night.

Videos

Learning Disability Awards 2019: Our finalists

News

The Learning Disability Awards 2019 were featured in The Daily Record.

Photos

View our photo gallery here: Learning Disability Awards Photo Album

All the 2019 finalists smile and cheer whilst holding their awards on stage at the Learning Disability Awards 2019

Finalists at the Scottish Learning Disability Awards 2019. Pictures by Peter Devlin Photography.

If you have any questions about the Scottish Learning Disability Awards, please give us a call on 0141 248 3733 or email awards@scld.co.uk