To ensure that the Awards recognise and celebrate the best of New Zealand education achievements, entries will be judged in four categories, with an additional Education Focus prize also being awarded. From the four categories, a Supreme Award is given to the single best overall entry. Criteria for judging are drawn from the world renowned Best Evidence Synthesis and supported by education strategies and curriculum documents developed in New Zealand.
JUDGING UNDERWAYMeet the judges
Descriptions of Awards categories
Prizes and acknowledgement
All entries considered by the expert panel will receive feedback.
All finalists will receive certificates and a financial award to acknowledge their contribution to education.
As part of being recognised as finalists, each finalist group will be filmed by a professional production company to showcase their stories. The short films will be shown at the Awards ceremony and published here.
Category Awards and Prize
Winners of the four categories and focus prize will each receive a package that includes a trophy, certificate, a financial award ($20,000), and a professional development opportunity.
The winner of the Prime Minister's Supreme Award will receive a package that includes the Supreme Award trophy, a certificate, an additional financial award ($30,000), and an opportunity to represent New Zealand education.
The Awards seek to recognise and celebrate outstanding achievement in New Zealand education.
To do this they will acknowledge the strengths observed in each entry and find ways to share these stories of success.