Email your Entry form, with products to BESA HQ (London) by Friday 26 February 2021 – latest. It is essential that you meet this deadline to avoid missing the judging process. Entries received after this date will not be considered. A small entry fee will be required, for details please go to the cost of entry section.
Q. How are they judged?
A. An independent panel of expert judges, most of whom are
teaching professionals, will select the winners for each of the
Q. What advice can you give?
A. Read the criteria! Not every product or service will meet all
the criteria, but make life easy for the judges! You know your
product or service very well – they don’t.
You must match your entry as closely as possible, against the
criteria asked for. Entries that do not match the majority of
criteria will not be considered.
Kindly limit the amount of supporting audio visual material to
clips no longer than 3 minutes and only one per entry.
Send us your product(s) for judging – not a picture of it or just
marketing material. If you are entering a service for an award
or nominating a company or a person, it is even more vital
that you produce clear and relevant explanatory paperwork –
Provide all necessary back-up material: explanations of the
purpose of the product or service, how it works, what it aims
to do and for whom, including testimonials from schools and
colleges. Please try and obtain up to date testimonials from
schools and colleges where possible. Do not just print the
pages from your website for the judges to read!
Include all information and resources that the judges will need
to give your entry a fair hearing, e.g. passwords to enter websites, correct instructions for installing or building products,
associated products or programs to ensure the product is
seen at its best, batteries to enable equipment to function,
statistics if requested, accompanying books. Nominations
received with inadequate information or resources cannot
There will be no opportunity to formally present your
resources to the judges, so it is vital that support materials
make the most complicated processes clear. Think about
sending sample material, DVD, CD’S, YouTube, etc.
It may not be possible to enter very large items/resources
because of access problems, space and time restrictions.
Please ring for advice.
If equipment needs to be professionally installed, then this
must be arranged at least three days before judging.
Complete the nomination form in its entirety. Each entry must
be made on a separate official entry form.
Please note: The judges’ decision is final. The judges will
place an entry in a more appropriate category if they think
it is applicable. The organisers reserve the right to change
deadline dates and categories as appropriate. Entries will
not be returned, unless specifically requested and a courier
arranged or accompanied by a self-addressed, postage-paid label. Note that the organisers will not be responsible for repackaging items. Please tick the box on the entry form to request that your product be returned.