Current Competition

2015-16 Competition 

We closed for applications at 10am on the 2nd of April 2015. The process for seeking assessments is now complete. The Selection Panel are extremely grateful for the assistance they get from all assessors.

Please click here for this year’s application form and here for the guidance that was issued. This form should only be used as a guidance as there will be some changes to the form in the 2016-17 competition and it will not be possible to submit an application on this form.

Applicants invited to interview were informed in September and interviews took place in London and Manchester during October.  The Report from the Selection Panel was delivered to the Lord Chancellor on 20 November.  This year there were no applicants for whom the character or integrity issue affected the decision whether or not to recommend for appointment.

We informed interviewed applicants in the 2015-16 competition the outcome of their application on 8 January 2016.   The public announcement will be on 11 January 2016.

Although this is not a confirmed date, we currently anticipate that the ceremony for those successful in the 2015-16 competition will take place on Monday 22 February 2016. We will notify applicants direct (as well as updating the website) if there should be a change in the expected date.

If you need any assistance, please contact the QCA Secretariat:

Telephone 020 7831 0020 or email to:


If you require any further information please contact Bob Gillies (Operations Manager) or other members of the Secretariat staff on 020 7831 0020 or submit a request below:





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