Welcome to the COSLA Excellence Awards

The COSLA Excellence Awards celebrate the very best in Scottish local government. Our emphasis is on rewarding the most innovative and passionate developments, and on recognising projects that are changing lives. We find those who are setting new standards and spread their good practice. If you have a project that has made a difference, we want to hear about it.

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previous winners

Read about projects that have been recognised in previous years, and download more information about them.

Bronze Award Winners 2015

Download more details of the long leeted 2015 projects for each category.

Silver Award Winners 2015

Read more about our 2015 short leeted projects, including short video overviews and downloadable details.

Gold Award Winners 2015

Find out about what makes a winning 2015 application, watch a video about the project, and download more details.

Special Award Winners 2015

The 2015 COSLA Chair’s Award, SOLACE Best Team, and Scottish Government Award for Excellence.

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THE 2016 COSLA EXCELLENCE AWARDS ARE NOW OPEN!
July 21, 2015

Every day of the year, Scottish Local Government provides high quality services for all our communities, often in very challenging circumstances.   The 2016 COSLA Excellence Awards will showcase and celebrate the very best of this by focussing on the innovative and creative approaches that are making a real difference to people across the country.

The 2016 COSLA Excellence Awards will provide a unique opportunity to highlight and share ground-breaking work going on in your community to deliver excellent services, celebrating projects which are dynamic and original, improve efficiency and effectiveness, tackle problems early, and that have the potential to be rolled out across the country and beyond. Above all, the awards celebrate projects that are making a real and meaningful difference to people’s quality of life and to the communities we live in.

If you have a project that you think the COSLA Excellence Awards can celebrate, then we want to hear from you. 

Take a moment to download our 2016 Application Pack, which includes our Guidance for Applicants and Application Form.

Completed application are due on 23 October 2015, with the overall winners announced at our Awards Ceremony in March 2016.

JOIN OUR TEAM OF EXCELLENCE AWARD ASSESSORS
July 11, 2015 – 10:38 am
JOIN OUR TEAM OF EXCELLENCE AWARD ASSESSORS

We are always on the look out for new COSLA Excellence Award Assessors to join the team.

Being an assessor is a great opportunity to help long leet the top ten applications in an award category, and to gain valuable experience and insight into the process.

2015 WINNERS SHOWCASE THE BEST OF SCOTTISH LOCAL GOVERNMENT
March 12, 2015 – 11:05 pm
2015 WINNERS SHOWCASE THE BEST OF SCOTTISH LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The 2015 COSLA Excellence Awards have honoured 9 Scottish councils and their partners for outstanding quality of service to the public.

Find out more about each of this year’s winners by viewing our press release.