Establishing a prize

As a donor to the Academy, you may choose to establish a prize for outstanding student achievement. To create a new prize, we require a commitment of £5,000 per year for at least two years. You will be welcome to name the prize and work with the Head of Department to establish the criteria on which the prize will be awarded.  

You may also choose between awarding your prize as part of a competition or to recognise a student’s growth and performance over the course of the year. The prize will be managed by the Concerts and Prizes Team within the Academy.

In addition to the sum awarded, we ask donors to cover any additional costs related to the competition. These may include:

  • Adjudicators (please note: donors may not serve as adjudicators)
  • Printed materials
  • Catering or a reception
  • Accompanists

The Academy awards dozens of competitive prizes each year. If you would like to sponsor a prize at the Academy, please contact Deputy Director of Philanthropy Kurstin Finch Gnehm on 020 7873 7425 or