John Connell Awards

Entry for the prestigious ‘Noise Oscars’ now open


You are now invited to submit entries to the Noise Abatement Society for the John Connell Awards 2021. The award event will be held in the Terrace Pavilion, Palace of Westminster, on Wednesday, 20th October 2021. Please email to request an application.

Now in their 19th year, the John Connell Awards are open to local authorities, industry and organisations throughout the UK. The awards recognise innovative services, campaigns, products and programmes that are shining examples of community co-operation, education and creative solutions to solving noise pollution problems. Projects which have been carried out during the past 48 months are eligible. Planning and works may have commenced prior to this period, and the positive results may be ongoing.

John Connell Award Winners 2019 - TESCO, Bristol City Council, Dyson, Trailblazer Group, Lambeth Council, City of London Corporation, Arup, Heathrow Airport & EAVE
John Connell Award Winners 2019
Quiet Mark Award of Distinction Winner 2017: Salamander Pumps
Quiet Mark Award of Distinction Winner 2017: Salamander Pumps

John Connell Awards have been held annually since 2000 at the Palace of Westminster to recognise and promote innovative ideas and solutions from local authorities, industry and individuals that have made a positive impact on the reduction of excessive noise in the community to improve the aural environment.

The John Connell Awards are named after NAS’s far-sighted founder John Connell OBE, who lobbied the Noise Abatement Act through Parliament in 1960 when noise became a statutory nuisance in the UK for the first time. These unique annual awards, known as the ‘Noise Oscars’, are now in their 19th year. They acknowledge the importance of the quality of sound in our lives, and champion vital advances in reducing the negative impact of unnecessary noise for the public benefit. Over 250 recipients from local authorities, industry, organisations and individuals have now been honoured for the significant impact they have made to improve the aural environment.

‘The Noise Oscars’

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John Connell Award Winners 2019