The Innovation Awards
The Education UK ELT Innovation Awards have two main aims:
1.1. To maintain
and enhance the UK's reputation for excellence in ELT by:
encouraging UK providers of English language training products
and services to develop innovative and successful products,
services and approaches to the learning of English as a foreign
recognising significant and innovative advances in the theory
of ELT learning and teaching, or the research underpinning this,
which have been developed in the UK.
1.2. To provide information
for the British Council, in particular the Prime Minister's Initiative/Education
UK, on effective and innovative products and services from the
UK, which can be used to promote UK ELT products and services
through British Council offices worldwide.
There will be three cash awards in each year of £1,000 each. These
will be each be awarded to an individual or team associated with
one of the winning innovations. Individuals will be nominated
by the institutions or companies applying for the award at the
time of entry.
2.1. The Innovation
Awards Management Committee reserve the right not to make awards
if the required standards are not met in any given year, or to
make special awards in the case of exceptionally high numbers
and quality of entries.
The awards will be judged by the Innovation
Awards Management Committee. The Committee's decision will
No more than twelve entries will be shortlisted for the awards.
Institutions and/or companies which have produced innovations
which are shortlisted will benefit from additional promotion through
the British Council. Please note however that the British Council
reserves the right not to provide additional promotion to shortlisted
products or services which subsequently are found not to meet
a suitable standard.
5. Subject areas
Products and services in one or more of the following areas are
eligible: · UK ELT research: e.g. academic publications; dissertations;
schemes of research; classroom-based action research · UK ELT
materials: e.g. coursebooks, supplementary materials; resource
books for teachers · UK ELT products and services: e.g. English
language courses, examinations.
Please note that resources and courses for
English language teacher training/development are eligible for
the awards. However candidates will be required to demonstrate
that any product entered is of direct benefit to learners of English.