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Applications are now open for the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) Awards 2017. Each year, the WISE Awards identify,
celebrate, and promote six innovative projects for their positive contribution to education and society. The Awards highlight initiatives
found to be most creative and effective in finding solutions to education challenges at any level and in all environments. They are
models of excellence and practice that inspire others through innovation and creative action in education.
Each WISE Award winning project will receive $20,000 (US), and will benefit from increased public awareness through media exposure
and other opportunities. The WISE Awards are not a grant aimed at supporting projects, nor are they intended to be a
source of funding for new and untried ideas. Any such applications or nominations will not be considered.
Deadline: January 17, 2017
Representatives of projects are invited to submit applications to demonstrate the nature and reach of their
activities. Nominations of projects are also invited.
Individuals who are not directly running the project can submit nominations
Applications can only be for original works and original projects, and must be submitted by a project
representative working within the project.
Anyone who has submitted a previous application to the WISE Awards can submit a new application for the
same – or for a different– project.
Previous recipients of the World Innovation Summit for Education WISE Awards are not eligible to apply for the 2017 WISE Awards. Moreover,
others involved in the projects and/or activities that have received previous WISE Awards are not eligible to
apply on behalf of the same project or activity.
Several nominations from different individuals may be submitted for the same project, although this has
no bearing on the judging process. A single nominator may submit several nominations for different
All submissions must be completed in English.