The NWR Mary Stott Award – Nominations are now closed and the winner will be announced at National Conference

Mary Stott was the first and longest serving editor of ‘The Guardian’ newspaper’s Women’s page, and it was under her aegis that ‘The Guardian’ provided a launch pad for the National Housewives Register (NHR), a forerunner organisation of NWR. You can read Mary’s obituary in The Guardian.

Mary Stott was a great supporter and friend to NWR; for 40 years she acted as an informal advisor to our organisation, served as a trustee, and was appointed an Honorary Life Member.

Following Mary’s death in 2002, the NWR Mary Stott Award was founded as a lasting tribute to her contribution to NWR.

Award criteria

The winner of the award will need to demonstrate one of the following:

  1. Successfully undertakes an imaginative and productive initiative to raise the profile of NWR and/or their local group.
  2. Organises an event or activity that results in positive and extensive publicity for NWR.
  3. Exceptional service to NWR – whose contribution has been of great value to NWR over a sustained amount of time.

Award prize

NWR Mary Stott Award recipient is presented with a commemorative quaich – a Scottish cup of friendship – which she holds for one year. In addition, the award winner receives  a national conference place and accommodation for one night.

Nomination process

Please make the member you are nominating aware and seek their agreement. Write no more than 500 words explaining why you have nominated them, setting out clearly what she has done, the impact and how it aligns with the criteria. Email your nomination to the office at [email protected] and ensure you receive acknowledgement that it has been received.

Nominations must be submitted by 30 June 2024

The winner will be presented with a quaich, a two-handled cup of friendship, which she will hold for a year, as well as a complimentary ticket to the NWR  National Conference including Friday night accommodation.