Guidelines and Rules
The awards are open to all education institutions and suppliers worldwide (whether exhibiting at GESS 2018 or not). Entries can be completed by institutions / individual themselves or through nominations. If you are entering on behalf of an institution / individual please make sure they are happy for you to do so.
Entry forms can also be completed by consultants working on behalf of entrants (for example by marketing or PR departments).
The GESS Education Awards are independently judged by a panel of expert judges who will select the winners for each of the individual award categories.
The decision of the judges is final. The judges may place an entry in a more appropriate category if they think it is applicable and reserve the right to reject any entry which does not comply with the requirements of the GESS Education Awards.
Judges are requested to declare an interest and remove themselves from the process if they are asked to judge an entry that poses a conflict of interest.
The organisers reserve the right to change deadline date and categories as appropriate.
We will respect as confidential any financial data submitted unless given express permission to use it, if there is any element of your entry that should not be made public then please clarify this on the entry.
By entered the GESS Education Awards, companies are authorising the organisers to use the date and visuals submitted for the purposes of the awards presentation.
Entry is free for teaching professionals / schools, however for supplier/distributor category a $50 fee applies.
All entrants must submit their entry online. The submission text should be no more than 750 words in length, and must specifically address the key criteria set out for the relevant category.
In addition to the 750 word submission you may include up to three sets of additional supporting materials; each must be no more than two sides of A4 in length.
You will also need to upload your high-resolution logo on your nomination form, if you are a company or school, or if you are an individual a high-resolution photograph headshot as this will also be used if shortlisted for marketing materials during the awards ceremony.
If you wish to include a video as supporting evidence you will need to supply a web link to where the video is hosted.
If you wish to include tables please upload these as part of your supporting materials rather than including them within your submission text.
You can enter as many categories as you wish, but you must complete a separate submission for each.
If your entry relates to an initiative or project carried out in collaboration with other institutions, please bear in mind that the submission should come from the lead institution, and any shortlisting will be in the name of that institution. We will try to mention partner institutions at the awards ceremony where appropriate.
Where the entry was a collaborative effort, all major contributors should be specified within the entry.
If the entry is not submitted by the legal owner of the product then the submitter must have permission to submit the product on behalf of the manufacturer.