Speaking at the Music Mark Conference on 24th November 2017, Lincoln Abbotts, Chair of the MEC Awards Panel, said “These awards celebrate the music services and hubs across the UK that demonstrate imaginative, inclusive and all round high-quality music provision. They allow MEC to highlight excellent practice and offer the opportunity to promote widely the value and importance of everybody’s work.

“This year all of the submissions demonstrated elements of exemplary work that MEC will want to share across the coming year. Submissions from the following six stood out from the rest, as being particularly imaginative, creative, ambitious and inspirational.”

The six submissions on the longlist are:

  • Birmingham Music Education Partnership
  • Bristol Plays Music
  • East Ayrshire Council
  • Hampshire Music Hub
  • Portsmouth Music Hub
  • Southampton Music Education Hub

The Awards report giving details of the decisions will be available shortly