Add your name to the Great British Classroom campaign
Help us spread the word about our important campaign
Now is your chance – whether you’re a Manufacturer, Wholesaler supplier, teacher, or Business Manager – to show the effectiveness of what you do and receive your industry’s highest accolade.
About the awards.
How to enter.
How they are judged.
Meet the judges.
Advice for entrants.
Q. What are they?
A. The Education Resources Awards highlight the quality and diversity of educational products and resources, excellent educational establishments and the most dedicated members of the teaching profession and supplies industry, all working together to encourage the very best in education.
Now in their 22nd successful year, these awards focus on the resources, services and people that really make a practical impact on learning and the day-to-day work of the teachers in the classroom.
Q. Who organises and sponsors them?
A. The awards are organised by Brilliant Marketing Solutions and the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA). We are pleased to acknowledge the support of the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), nasen, and the sponsorship of Helix Maped and YPO. Our media partner is Education Today.
Q. How do I enter?
A. The only way to win is to enter – and the only way to enter is by submitting the very best and proving it. The process is very straightforward. A separate form should be completed for each category entered. The same resource may be submitted into more than one category.
All forms must be completed in their entirety (photocopies are acceptable). Your written submission should not exceed the specified word count shown. In addition to this we ask that you also include other supporting material, such as testimonials, photographs and/or technical description - these supporting documents may be permitted in addition to the word count.
Up to 2 entries:
Non-BESA members £210.00 plus VAT
BESA members £190.00 plus VAT
Additional entry fee: (per entry)
Non-BESA members £120.00 plus VAT
BESA members £105.00 plus VAT
Payment in the form of a cheque should be made
payable to The Education Resources Awards, any entries received without an accompanying cheque will have a BACS invoice raised for payment. All entries and payments will be acknowledged with a VAT invoice and all entries must be paid in full prior to the judging date. Cheques should be sent along with your physical products to Roisin McHugh, ERA 2020, BESA, 20 Beaufort Court, Admirals Way, London E14 9XL.
* The innovative nature of the resource.
* The impact on learning and the work of the teacher in the classroom, to what extent and in which areas.
* How the resource supports or enhances the everyday life or work of teachers, pupils or schools.
* Cost effectiveness in terms of educational aims and results not just price. Judges will expect to see details of price.
* If products have been updated or revised, then the details of these changes must be provided.
The full criteria for each award category can be found here.
Please submit your completed entry form by clicking the 'Submit my ERA entry' at the bottom of this page. Physical products need to be sent to Roisin McHugh by post to: ERA 2020, BESA, 20 Beaufort Court, Admirals Way, London E14 9XL.
Closing date for receipt of entries: Monday 17th February 2020. For more information or help please email
Chris Milton or call on 01622 474 011.
If the entry fee remains unpaid at time of judging, ERA reserves the right not to submit your application(s). Please ensure your packages are collected by Friday 6 March 2020. If the product has not been collected by this date, it will be donated to a school.
Send or email your Entry form, with products to BESA HQ (London) by Monday 17th February 2020 – 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.
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