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2021 Judging Information

Introduction from Chair

Technology is changing the way we learn across the world. At the Digital Education Awards we want to recognise and support quality businesses driving quality education and lifelong learning. We need your help and expertise by being part of our judging panel.

 

We really appreciate the participation of professionals in the judging process and hope that the experience brings them value. This is achieved through enhanced reputation, networking, market understanding and much more. 

 

We are seeking independent and relevant people to review applications in our categories and score them remotely. Previous judges have enjoyed the experience and found our paperless systems easily to use. In deciding the final composition of the judging panel we will take into account industry expertise, geographic location and try our best to build a diverse, inclusive and truly representative group of brilliant people.

 

I do hope that your experience with us is enjoyable and helps you.

Ravi Ruparel

Chair

Our 2021 Programme

In 2021, we are planning to expand our awards programmes to new heights, which allows us to recognise even more incredible products, organisations, and people, who are driving digital education globally. This year, we have 14 categories, which celebrate a variety of people, platforms, and services in various areas. 

Awards are now open, and they will close at the end of October. Judges will then have two weeks to review the entries, and submit their judging. Our livestream ceremony will then take place on the 15th November, where we will share the judge's choices. 

We hope that you consider helping us to recognise the best in digital education, by getting involved in our 2021 programme as a judge. To have a look at our 2020 awards, to get a taste of the programme, please click below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I be a judge?


Being a judge for the Digital Education Awards can have many benefits for you - it gives you publicity, as we announce your inclusion to our global database of EdTech professionals; it gives you a unique insight into the digital education landscape today; and it can connect you with other leading experts in the industry. There are countless other reasons to become a judge - we'd love to discuss the wider opportunities of joining our community (please email our chair, Ravi, at ravi@digitaleducationawards.com)




Is judging free?


Yes! We do not believe in charging our judges to be involved.




How much time will judging take?


Judging occurs in a short period of time in early November, when we will open up judging. We use a very user-friendly online system, which will help you to judge efficiently, but we would expect thorough review of every entry. There will also be other opportunities for judges, such as interviews, but these will be entirely optional, and are flexible in terms of timing.




What makes a judge eligible?


We are looking for a variety of judges from diverse backgrounds - we want judges from sectors including education, technology, not-for-profit, business and investment. Ideally, a judge will be well-experienced and will be respected in their area. There are not, however, any strict restrictions on what a judge should be - please email ravi@digitaleducationawards.com if you have any questions about whether you should apply!




What are your expectations of judges?


We expect judges to allocate an appropriate amount of time to judging, to conduct themselves with the highest level of integrity, and to be a good ambassador for our organisation. We would also expect judges to contribute to, interact with and share our news and community. Above all else, we want judges to be fair.





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