Posted on December 04, 2019

WISE has opened submissions for the 2020 WISE Awards. The deadline to apply is 13.00 GMT, January 20.

Each year, the WISE Awards recognize innovative and impactful initiatives addressing today’s most urgent education challenges. Past WISE Awards projects have addressed a range of diverse topic areas, and more access and inclusion, design and ecosystems, digital and multimedia, society and workforce, and youth employment. 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 2020, a panel of independent judges will select 12 to 15 projects from those submitted, to progress into the final round. Evaluations will be conducted on site in this final round, and six winners will then be selected from these finalists, by yet another panel of judges. Finalists and winners gain global visibility and opportunities to collaborate through various platforms, including the global summit and WISE events across the world, WISE communications and publications. The winning projects will also receive $20,000 (US).

Applications and nominations for the new cohort of WISE Awards can be submitted online at: