The Janey Antoniou award. For exceptional campaigners with lived experience.
Nominations are now open for the 2018 Janey Antoniou award. The winner will be announced at Members' Day on Saturday 10 November.
Open to all mental health campaigners within the UK who also manage their own mental illness, the award celebrates the extraordinary achievements of an individual in fighting stigma and discrimination and bringing about change.
Guidelines to help make your nomination
Download your nomination form
Frequently asked question
First prize is £1000 and will be awarded at our Members’ Day in November. There is also two runner up prizes of £100, which will also be awarded at Members' Day.
Guidelines to help make your nomination
To help you complete the form and support the judges in making their decision we’ve put together suggestions about what to include in your nomination.
Please note, you do not need to include an answer for everything on this list – we’ve just developed this to offer you overall guidance about what to put in your form.
1) Can you share specific examples of a campaign(s) they have been involved with, what their role was and the outcome of the campaign?
2) Have they been involved in any special events or groups that are striving to raise awareness of the realities of living with mental illness or address the stigma and discrimination surrounding it?
3) Have they run training sessions to challenge attitudes or educate individuals, groups or organisations on best practice in mental health care and support?
4) Do they run a website, blog, newsletter or social media page that challenges ideas and perceptions about mental illness or raises awareness of the reality of living with mental illness.
Please also be aware that the judging panel will choose their winner based on the information shared in a nomination from. They are not judging on the number of nominations they receive for someone - eg. It is better for them to receive one strong, detailed nomination rather than many nominations for the same person that don’t give details about their campaigning achievements.
Download a nomination form
Once you have all the information you need to nominate someone, click the link below to download a nomination form in PDF format:
Download the Janey Award nomination form
We really value your nomination and appreciate you taking the time to be part of the Janey Antoniou award.
Below is an outline of the process, from start to finish, so you know what will happen once you’ve submitted your nomination:
Step 1: You will receive confirmation that your entry has been received within five working days of submission. This will be by email, unless you don’t have an email address in which case we will phone you.
Step 2: Judging will take place on Friday 6 October. There will be one winner and up to two runners-up, subject to the judges’ final decision.
Step 3: After judging has taken place the winner and any runners-up will be contacted to let them know they’ve won / are a finalist and to invite them to National Members’ Day in London in November to collect their prize.
Step 4: All other nominees will be contacted by email to acknowledge their hard work and achievements.
Step 5: All nominators will be contacted by email (or letter if they don’t have email) after judging has taken place to thank them for taking part and to let them know the outcome of their nomination.
Frequently asked questions
Can anyone be nominated for the Janey Antoniou award?
To be eligible for the award the nominee must be living in the UK and actively working to challenge attitudes and raise awareness of the realities of living with mental illness. In keeping with Janey Antoniou’s legacy, nominees must also have experienced mental illness themselves, with this experience shared on the nomination form.
Can I nominate myself?
No. Nominees must be entered for the award by someone else.
Should I tell the person that I want to nominate that I am doing it?
We recommend that before submitting a nomination you check with your nominee that they are happy to be nominated and agree with what you have written.
When do nominations close?
Closing date for entries is Monday 17 September 2018, 9am.
Will the person who gets the most nominations be the winner?
No. The judges will base their decision on the campaigning achievements of an individual, not on the number of nominations received for someone. With that in mind it is worth ensuring your nomination form shares as much detail as possible about a person’s achievements.
Does the winner get a prize?
Yes. First prize is £1000 and an invitation to Members’ Day to receive their award. Two runners-up will also be selected and they will receive a second prize of £100.
When will we find out who has won?
The winner will be publically announced at Members’ Day in November, however nominees will know if they have won or are a runner-up soon after judging has taken place in October. Winners will be invited to Members’ Day to receive their award, and everyone else will receive an email to acknowledge their hard work and achievements.
Will nominators be told who has won?
Nominators will be informed about the outcome of their own nomination soon after judging has taken place, and will find out the winner when they are announced at Members’ Day in November.
If you have any other questions about the process that aren’t answered here then please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7840 3157 and we’ll be happy to help.