We are open for applications!

16 March 2015

Today, the City of London Corporation has opened entries for this year’s Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards, one of the UK’s oldest and the most distinguished Corporate Community Involvement awards. The Awards are open for application from 9am Monday 16 March to 5pm Monday 18 May.

The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor Alan Yarrow, said, "We are calling on companies, particularly SMEs, to enter this year’s Lord Mayor's Dragon Awards and share best practice examples of their own community involvement.  It’s a priceless investment into their future workforce, and our society.  During the 27 years we have held these Awards, we have seen that you don’t have to be a certain type of business to win.  The only criteria are community projects which make a real difference to both the businesses and communities.  We particularly want to recognize this City's army of volunteers - deploying their unique expertise and skills in order to safeguard and secure the future of charitable organisations.”

Why apply?

Winning a Lord Mayor’s Dragon Award is your opportunity to highlight your community engagement achievements to clients, internal stakeholders and competitors. Attending the annual celebration dinner also provides a unique networking opportunity.

This year, two of our six categories have been renamed; head to our website to find out more about each category, as well as who is eligible to apply.

Making your application

Making an application is free of charge and there is plenty of help on hand. All applicants receive a complimentary invite to the renowned celebration dinner at the Mansion House, as well as tailored expert advice on your entry. Key dates are:

  • Applications open - Monday 16 March 9am
  • Workshop to help community partners apply - Monday 20 April
  • Workshop to help businesses apply - Wednesday 22 April
  • Applications close - Monday 18 May 5pm
  • Shortlist announced - Friday 5 June
  • Winners announced at celebration dinner - Wednesday 30 September

Before making an application, please check your eligibility via our guidelines and pre-application checklist. We also recommend making use of our free online and in person applicant workshops.  

For more tips on making a great application, watch our video on previous winners and follow us on Twitter via @Dragon_Awards

If you have any questions at all about your application, please feel free to get in touch.