GSS Awards 2019: nomination form


The GSS Awards recognise and celebrate the excellent work being done across the Government Statistical Service. We welcome nominations which reflect the range of work completed by statisticians, analysts and other professions. The Awards are not limited to published statistical outputs. The 2019 GSS Awards recognise work carried out between 1st July 2018 and 30th June 2019.

There are four separate awards which will be presented to teams from across the GSS: 
  • Collaboration: This award recognises collaboration between teams, departments and/or external organisations/researchers to deliver a statistical output or project.  
  • Methods: This award recognises innovation in methods of data collection, statistical analysis and data science. 
  • Communication: This award recognises clear and successful presentation and dissemination of statistics using commentary, visualisations, interactives, social media etc. 
  • Impact: This award recognises statistics which have been impactful through use, influenced decisions made by policy-makers, politicians or the public and/or have contributed to public debate.
Further information on what will be considered by the judging panel for each of the awards can be found in the awards section of the GSS conference page on the GSS website.

The awards ceremony will be held in the evening session of the GSS conference on the 1st October 2019 in Edinburgh. The award administrators require a main contact to be provided for each nomination who would accept the award at the awards ceremony on behalf of the nominated team. We will guarantee a conference place for the main contact provided for all nominations that get shortlisted. We will endeavour to allocate conference places to as many other team members as possible in the shortlisted teams.   


All entries must be submitted by midnight on 18th August 2019.


The Awards will be judged by the following expert panel:
  • Siobhan Carey: Head of Profession for Statistics, NISRA
  • Robert Cuffe: Head of Statistics, BBC News
  • Ed Humpherson: Director General for Regulation, UKSA
  • Neil McIvor: Head of Profession for Statistics, DfE
  • Julie Stanborough: Head of Best Practice & Impact Division, ONS
Should the award administrators determine that a nomination is suitable for another award, they may re-categorise the nomination. In the event of this happening, the person who submitted the entry will be contacted.

Contact us

Please contact for any queries on the awards. For those that are unable to complete this online survey, a paper nomination form can be requested by emailing