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CASE Awards
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CASE members from Europe can nominate outstanding individuals for the CASE Europe Awards and exceptional projects for the global Circle of Excellence Awards.


About CASE Europe Awards

 The CASE Europe Awards recognise individuals who sustain our vision that education changes lives and societies and make an impact through the advancement professions. Individuals from member colleges and universities and member and non-member schools throughout Europe are eligible to apply.


Award Categories


Leadership Award recognises heads, presidents, vice-chancellors, chancellors, principals, rectors/rectrices and other organisational leaders for their outstanding efforts in promoting and supporting education.

Distinguished Service Award celebrates the work of individuals whose professional accomplishments have made a significant and lasting impact and whose life and character have earned the respect and admiration of their peers, inside and outside their own institution/organisation. 

Schools Engagement Award recognises innovative programmes of external engagement and enhancement of relationships between a school and its community. 

Volunteer of the Year Award recognises the outstanding achievements of a volunteer, or team of volunteers, who have enhanced and sustained an institution's advancement performance.

Iain More Award recognises outstanding achievements of an emerging development professional.

Emerging Marketing and Communications Professional Award recognizes the contribution of an early career marketing and communications professional to their university.



CASE Europe Awards nominations are usually accepted from November until March. Nominators need to submit a statement describing why the nominee deserves the award and supply one to three letters of support from other individuals familiar with the nominee’s work. More details about 2017 CASE Europe Awards eligibility, nominating procedure, timeline and judging will be published in early autumn here.



The CASE Europe Awards are judged by leading professionals working in education, culture and the arts.



The winners of the CASE Europe Awards are recognized at the awards gala at the CASE Europe Annual Conference at the end of August. The names of previous winners are included in the individual awards page.

If you have any questions please contact CASE Europe office on +44 (0)207 448 9940 or submit a ticket.


About CASE Global Awards

Each year, CASE recognizes best practices in advancement who contribute to the growth and understanding of the advancement profession. Member institutions from Europe are eligible to nominate their projects for the Circle of Excellence Awards to enter a global competition in number of categories, including alumni relations, fundraising, marketing and strategic communications.

For more details about the programme please check hereThe full list of 2016 Circle of Excellence Awards winning projects is available here.


CASE Platinum Categories

 The CASE Platinum Categories are part of the Circle of Excellence Awards which recognise the best-of-the-best programmes and practices in educational advancement globally.



CASE institutional members from Europe can enter the following categories:

·        Best Practices in Alumni Relations 

·        Best Practices in Communications and Marketing 

·         Best Practices in Fundraising


More details about 2017 Circle of Excellence Awards eligibility, nominating procedure, timeline and judging will be published in early autumn here.



Platinum Categories judging is structured like a tournament. CASE members enter the Platinum Categories through their region (CASE Asia-Pacific, CASE Europe, North American Districts of CASE).

Each region/district conducts the first round of judging and selects up to two entries per category as finalists. Finalists from all regions/districts will then be judged in a second round to determine which entries deserve



Circle of Excellence finalists and winners from Europe are recognized at the awards plenary at the CASE Europe Annual Conference at the end of August. Winning and finalist institutions also have a chance to showcase their projects in the conference exhibition area. For full list of 2016 Platinum Categories winners, please check here.


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