RCSLT Honours

Our national awards ceremony is one of the most prestigious events in the RCSLT calendar, and since 1945, these awards have given recognition to leaders at all levels within and outside the profession who have demonstrated outstanding contribution to service users and the profession itself.

Entering a nomination is easy, so why not nominate yourself or your team or someone else who you think deserves an award?

We encourage you to think about those in your local or clinical context who inspire you, go the extra mile and are pushing the boundaries to make a difference.


How to enter a nomination

***Please note, nominations are now closed***

To enter a nomination, you need to complete the appropriate online nomination form by the 12 June 2017. Once you have completed the form, click the done button and we will receive your completed form. Please note, you will not receive a confirmation email when you submit your nomination.  

If you would prefer a paper form, please email jo.offen@rcslt.org.

The award categories

This year, there are three categories to choose from:

  • Fellowships
  • Honorary Fellowships
  • Sternberg Awards for Clinical Innovation



Fellowship awards honour RCSLT members who have made outstanding contributions to the profession. The Fellowship committee is looking for nominations from the entire profession, and the awards are open to any RCSLT member (including assistants), no matter where they are employed.

Examples of areas of contribution could include but are not exclusive to:

  • clinical practice
  • leadership
  • teaching
  • research
  • community impact
  • influencing/policy impact
  • promoting the profession 
  • excellence in practice education


Honorary Fellowships 

Honorary Fellowships acknowledge and honour non-SLTs and overseas SLTs who deserve recognition for outstanding service to speech and language therapy and contributions for the benefit of those with speech, language, communication and/or swallowing needs.


Stenberg Awards for Clinical Innovation

The Sternberg awards acknowledge individual SLTs or teams whose innovative work significantly benefits the service, clients and profession. There are two £1,000 Sternberg Awards for Clinical Innovation available, generously donated by the Sir Sigmund Sternberg Charitable Foundation. To qualify for the Sternberg Award, the work should have been in existence for at least six months and started within the previous two years.


Deadline for 2017 Honours entries

The deadline for each of the awards is 12 June 2017. 

For additional information, please read our nomination process guide

If you have any questions, please email Jo Offen, or Tel: 020 7378 3007.

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