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Freelancer Awards

Celebrating UK freelancers by making awards accessible to all

Celebrating UK freelancers by making awards accessible to all

We recognise business excellence on the basis of merit.

> free ENTry
> Only pay if you win an award

only pay if you win an award

Freelancer Awards categories


Freelancers who have shown the most growth in 2022.

Freelancers who work on a global scale with clients all over the world.

For freelancers under 25.

Worked on a worthwhile project that helps communities or people?

For freelancers who started in 2022.


For those freelancers who write, design, illustrate, paint, knit, compose music or are otherwise creative!

For those offering financial, legal, dev and other professional services.

Freelancers offering digital marketing, web design, development etc.

Business to business suppliers and freelancers.

Do you offer a product or service direct to retail consumers?


For freelancers who have made a big splash with their work and made the headlines.

Freelancers with a superb work/wellbeing balance. Do you maintain a healthy lifestyle work schedule?

Aiming for a net-zero and greener workplace? Tell us how you are achieving your goals to be a sustainable freelancer.

Has your work translated into meteoric wins for your clients?

For those freelancers with a beautiful web presence and outstanding user experience.

This is an exclusive category and it’s not available on the main entry form as we only accept 3rd party nominations (others nominating you on your behalf).

Please share the link to this mini form with your customers and wider community.

The full link is

It takes 5 minutes of their time and it means you enter this category completely free of charge, even if you win the award, it’s absolutely free.

Why Enter Freelancer Awards?

Being a freelancer in the United Kingdom comes with its own set of challenges, and it can be easy to get caught up in the day-to-day operations of running your own business. However, it’s crucial to take a step back and reflect on the impact your business has had and the accomplishments you’ve made. Entering awards can serve as a powerful tool for showcasing your freelance enterprise or brand and the work you’ve done.

Being able to show unique achievements, like industry awards and accolades, can set you apart from other freelancers and make you more attractive to a hiring manager. You should definitely not shy away from sharing these on your freelance marketplace profile, website and/or social media channels.” – Katie Davies of DreamScribe, from our series “How to succeed as a UK freelancer: Pro tips

Improve visibility of your brand

Entering awards is an excellent way to improve the visibility of your brand. Your brand as a freelancer is everything, comprising of your reputation, the quality of your work, and your integrity. By having your name mentioned as a shortlisted entrant or finalist alongside other freelancers and businesses, or even as the winner of an award, you are putting your brand in the spotlight and connecting with a community of industry professionals. This can lead to increased awareness and help build your reputation with the right people.

Additionally, awards can serve as valuable business testimonials that you can showcase on your website, social media, and marketing materials, further enhancing your brand power. Therefore, it’s essential to consider entering awards in your field as part of your marketing or PR strategy and budget accordingly.

Increase motivation

Awards can also serve as a powerful motivator both for yourself and your team (if you have one). The act of entering an award can provide a valuable opportunity to reflect on the progress you’ve made and the hard work you’ve put in. Taking pride in your accomplishments and celebrating your own achievements can be a valuable fuel that powers your personal and professional journey.

Strengthen business relationships

Awards are also a great opportunity to strengthen your business relationships by sending an email to your past and current clients celebrating your accolades. This can have the quality of your work recognized by current clients, strengthening the freelancer-client relationship and ensuring you remain front-of-mind for new projects or work.

Connect with peers and mentors

Awards are often perceived as a competitive environment, but for many, they’re a wonderful opportunity to network and connect with people you respect within your industry. It’s also a great way to learn from your peers and mentors and gain valuable insights into the industry. Organizations like Business Awards UK are committed to assisting all of their entrants in networking via social media and events.

Business Awards UK believe that all solo entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs from all industries should have their moment in the spotlight. To that end, we judge entries based on merit, meaning size does not matter, and nor does revenue. We look for, promote and reward excellence. If you share the same ethos, we want to hear from you.

Enter today, and discover the benefits of winning a Business Awards UK Freelancer Award!

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