Mariposa Awards 2025 – NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN

On Saturday the 15th March 2025, the Mariposa Awards 2025 will take place at the Landmark Hotel in London, as part of the Mariposa Ball. The awards look to recognise the incredible work of bereavement and healthcare professionals from across the NHS and beyond, and the 2025 awards are now open for nominations. We are looking for nominations for a variety of categories, and must state, that the winner of each category is not based on the most nominations, but on the quality of the nominations a person receives, so please try to use the full 800 words to give a compelling reason for why your nominee should win.

The awards will take place at the charity’s flagship ball in March 2025, with shortlisted finalists attending on the night, to see who will be this year’s winners. (

Categories include:

The Archie Bereavement Professional of the Year 2025

This recognises excellence in bereavement care and looks to acknowledge the incredible service and care bereavement midwives, bereavement nurses and other bereavement specialists provide.

Bereavement Midwife of the Year 2025

This award looks to find the best bereavement midwife. We are looking for truly devoted individuals who offer the compassionate care needed by individuals, couples and families who suffer the tragedy of baby loss.

The Arlo Award

In memory of Arlo Mallen, who sadly passed away in 2021, this award is for a medical practitioner, such as a Gynaecology Nurse, A&E staff member or HCA who has gone above and beyond in the level of care they have provided.

The Compassion Award

This award section looks to honour a GP, Doctor or Medical Professional who has shown genuine care and compassion for a patient who has suffered baby loss.

Midwife of the Year

This new award will recognise the important role of the midwife in caring for people during the pregnancy and birth journey.

Bereavement Team of the Year

This new award is for a Primary or Secondary care team, who have excelled in the care and supportive environment that they foster.

OBGYN Doctor of the Year

This award is for a doctor who has offered excellent compassionate care to a family through the loss of their baby, or through a pregnancy after loss.

The Community Award

This award is for someone in the community who has supported someone through baby loss. They could be medical professionals, community workers, social workers, members of the clergy, teacher, or just a general member of the public, who has truly got alongside and supported someone through their loss and grief.

The Lifetime Achievement Award

This special award looks to recognise a medical professional who has devoted their life to the care, and support of the bereaved. We are looking for a truly inspirational individual, who is deserving of recognition for their service.

The Fertility Champion Award

This award is for a true fertility champion, whether that be a doctor, clinician or a clinic. We are looking for a person or clinic that have excelled in caring and guiding for people through the difficult journey of fertility.

Nominations for the Mariposa Awards 2025 are now open. Please use the form to make a nomination.

Please note, that by submitting a nomination, you consent to us releasing information about your nomination to the nominee.