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2018 IPSE Freelancer Awards Launched Offering Funding for Self-employment

The IPSE Freelancer Awards, which aim to reward the most ambitious and enterprising self-employed people in the UK with financial support and supplementary assistance, are now open to entries for 2018 until 30 March 2018.

IPSE believes that self-employment is worth celebrating, therefore, its Freelancer Awards aim to reward the country’s most ambitious and enterprising self-employed people.

Entrants will have an opportunity to win funding and additional support to help their business reach its potential.

Prizes for the 2018 Awards comprise:

•Freelancer of the Year

The winner and runner-up will show exception in a range of areas including the strength of portfolio, passion and commitment to freelancing, business acumen and creativity. The runner-up will receive a cash prize of £2,500 and the winner £5,000 to invest in their business.

•Young Freelancer of the Year

The winner will receive £3,000 to invest in their business alongside business support prizes to help with the running of the business.

•New to Freelancing

The winner will receive £3,000 to invest in their business alongside business support prizes to help with the running of the business.

The following additional categories are also open to entries this year:

•Co-working Space of the Year

•Ambassador of the Year

•University Partner of the Year

The Awards are open to freelance or independent professional self-employed people from across the UK. Examples of industries include designers, writers, developers, architects and inventors; however most industries will be within the scope of the programme.

The deadline for applications to be submitted is 30 March 2018. Apply here