Each year, the WISE Awards recognize and promote six successful innovative projects that are addressing global educational challenges. Since 2009, WISE has received more than 3,000 applications from over 150 countries. Today, 60 projects have been awarded, from a wide variety of sectors and locations for their innovation, positive contribution and ability to adapt and scale up.
These projects represent a growing resource of expertise and sound educational practice. Every year WISE is building a community of educational innovators which offers a fertile environment for groundbreaking collaborations. Today the WISE Awards network comprises pioneering projects that are bringing positive change to societies and communities.
Project representatives from any region, educational sector or level may submit applications which demonstrate the quality and impact of their activities in accordance with the criteria.
Following this global annual call for applications, a pre-jury composed of education experts assesses the submissions to select the finalists before a final jury chooses the six award-winning projects. Winners receive global visibility on WISE platforms and partnership events, along with a prize of $20,000 (US) and are honored at the global biennial summit.
Members of the WISE Awards network gain global visibility and are given an opportunity to collaborate through various platforms:
WISE Communications: Projects recognized by WISE are featured on the website, showcased and shared with the WISE community via social media. WISE media partner Euronews also promotes the Award-winning projects on the weekly television magazine “Learning World”.
Multimedia productions: Special documentaries and videos are produced to showcase the work of the winning projects.
WISE Books: Several WISE Awards finalists and winning projects have been featured in WISE Books which explore current challenges and solutions facing 21st-century education.
The Global Summit: Representatives from Award winning projects are also given the opportunity to present and discuss their work at a dedicated Summit session during the global biennial summit in Doha, Qatar. In addition, projects are offered an opportunity to participate in global events organized in collaboration with WISE.
This new promotion of 2020 WISE Awards will identify, celebrate, and promote six innovative projects for their positive contribution to education and society. The Awards highlight initiatives found to be most creative and effective in finding solutions to education challenges at any level and in all environments. In bringing forward these models, WISE is helping build a network of recognized change-makers to inspire transformation and innovation in education.
Representatives of projects are invited to submit applications to demonstrate the nature and reach of their activities. Nominations of projects are also invited. Past winning projects have addressed a wide range of concerns and pursuits, including access to quality education, life-long learning opportunities, early childhood education, employment, civic education and education in emergency contexts.
To date, the WISE Awards have recognized 66 projects for their innovative, transformative impact. Explore the growing network of WISE Awards winning projects and learn more about these outstanding initiatives.
Enter your project in the competition for the chance to be recognized as a leader in education.