Please find below frequently asked questions about the York Culture Awards and how to apply for an award.

Where are the application forms?

The application forms for entries/nominations for the York Culture Awards 2018 are available on our Categories page.

How long do I have to apply?

You can apply until Friday 28 September 2018, 5pm.

What is the criteria?

Each category has its own set of criteria, which is available on the application form - please see the Categories page for the application forms.

All entries/nominations will cover activity that has taken place between 1 October 2017 to 28 September 2018.

My friend is an artist, can I nominate them?

Yes, of course! You can nominate anyone or any work that fits the criteria of a category.
Just fill in the application page to the best of your ability.

How much does it cost to apply?

Nothing! It's completely free to apply.

Can I enter more than one category?

Absolutely! Whether you are entering yourself or nominating someone else for an award, you can apply for as many categories as you would like.

I don't know which category to apply for, what should I do?

If you have any questions (or would like advice) about which categories to enter just email

When will the finalists be announced?

The finalists will be announced by Friday 26 October 2018.

When will the winners be announced?

The winners will be announced at the York Culture Awards 2018 awards ceremony, which will be held on Monday 19 November 2018 at York Theatre Royal and will be compered by BBC Radio York.

What if I have any questions?

If you have any questions, please just email us at