The submission period for the 2013 WISE Awards closed on March 31
Recognizing Innovative and Transformative Projects
The WISE Awards identify, showcase and promote each year six innovative educational projects that are having a transformative impact on societies and education. Since 2009, WISE has received 1,600 applications from 128 countries resulting in 122 Finalists and 24 winning projects. These projects have been recognized from a wide variety of sectors and locations, and they represent a growing resource of expertise and sound educational practice.
The winning projects are selected by a Pre-Jury and Jury composed of leading personalities from the education world. They receive global visibility and a prize of $20,000 (US).
Sharing Inspirational Best Practices
As the winning projects set new standards for the international community, WISE offers holders of these groundbreaking initiatives an opportunity to connect and share their model. This great diversity of projects constitutes a pool of best practices that WISE intends to make accessible to all, in order to grow and adapt innovative educational solutions.
The members of the WISE Awards Network are given a voice and collaborate through different platforms:
- WISE Communications: This includes the WISE website, WISE social media networks , the WISE Awards blog and year-round global media coverage. Award-winning projects are also promoted through the weekly magazine Learning World broadcast by WISE media partner Euronews.
- Multimedia productions: Web documentaries and video interviews.
- WISE Publications: Several WISE Awards finalists and winning projects have been featured in the WISE Book, a guide to best practices in education.
- Participation in the annual WISE Summit and other global events organized in collaboration with WISE