The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) has announced that the submission period for the 2018 WISE Awards is now open. The announcement came during the eighth WISE Summit in Doha.
Applications and nominations for the 2018 WISE Awards can be submitted from today until 1pm on January 30, 2018.
Each year, the WISE Awards recognize innovative and impactful initiatives addressing today’s most urgent education challenges. Past WISE Awards projects have addressed diverse topics including access and inclusion, design and ecosystems, digital and multimedia, society and workforce, and more.
Submissions are judged according to strict criteria. They must show innovation, have a clear development plan, and be financially stable, scalable, and replicable. They must also demonstrate a transformative impact on individuals, communities, and society.
During the course of 2018, a panel of independent judges will select 15 WISE Awards finalist projects. Six winning projects will then be selected from these finalists. The judging process will be overseen by independent education consultants.
The finalists and winners gain global visibility and opportunities to collaborate through various platforms, including the WISE Summit, an initiative of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), other international WISE events, and WISE communications and publications. They also receive $20,000 (US).
Applications and nominations for the 2018 WISE Awards can be submitted online at: http://www.wise-qatar.org/wise-awards-2018