A Celebration of Education

Award winners and runners up from last year's event.

Welcome to the website of the Education awards, brought to you by the Northants Evening Telegraph

This is a special awards event that recognises the achievements of special people within our schools and colleges; those who have gone above and beyond their normal duties, those who have excelled in certain areas and those who have played a vital role in our schools.

We want our readers, school heads, teachers, pupils and parents/guardians to nominate a special individual, a group of people or a school in one or more of the category options and tell us why you feel this person, group or school deserve the recognition and an award for their achievements. A panel of education experts will decide on each of the category winners apart from the ‘Unsung Hero’ category where we will ask the readers of our newspaper to vote for their favourite ‘Unsung Hero’.

How does the entry process work?

You can nominate yourself or somebody else - it's up to you. The entry process is simple. All you have to do is follow the links on the left hand side of this page to find out all about the categories, what the judges will be looking for, and how to cover all the bases with your entry. Please give the judges as much information as possible to help them make up their minds.

The awards will be presented at the Holiday Inn Corby-Kettering A43, on Wednesday 11th July 2012. The Closing date for entries is Friday 18th May. But we need your help, and your nominations, so please take the time to make a nomination now.

For more info contact call 01536 506123 or email et.exhibitions@northantsnews.co.uk

Why Enter?

Irchester Primary School staff receive Primary School Project of the Year award 2011

This awards event is aimed at recognising and celebrating the outstanding achievements of our students and teachers.

They might be unsung heroes or people who have had a positive impact on the school or college.

They might be young people making a difference with their energy and enthusiasm or people who have put in years of support and care.

We know the judges will have a difficult job choosing between the many outstanding nominations - but we still want to hear about them all!

We know there are hundreds of people in the county who work tirelessly to help our students to succeed, usually without reward and often without recognition.

The awards will be presented at the Holiday Inn Corby-Kettering A43, on Wednesday 11th July 2012.

We need your help, and your nominations, to make that happen so please take the time to make a nomination now.

Categories and Criteria

This is a list of all the categories for the Education Awards 2012. There are 7 categories for which you can nominate somebody. The Unsung Hero Award will be put to a public vote.

Place your mouse over the Category titles below, to view the criteria that the judges will be looking for.

Application Form

Application Form

If you would like to make a nomination for an award, please fill in our online application form. The closing date for nominations is Friday 18th May

Click on the link below to open up the form. Give us contact details for yourself, as well as your nominee. Then select which category you wish to nominate them for, and the reasons why you think they should win.

Please give us as much information as you can to assist the judges in the decision making process.

Click here for the application form

The Closing date for entries is Friday 18th May.

Entry Guidelines

  1. The entry process is simple. All you have to do is follow the links to find out all about the categories, what the judges will be looking for, and how to cover all the bases with your entry.

  2. Please give the judges as much information as possible to help them make up their minds. You can include a maximum of two photos or other documentation to support your nomination. Please post these clearly marked to: Maria Butlin, Proud of our Education Awards, Northants Evening Telegraph, Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northants NN16 8GA

  3. Organisations may not enter categories with which they are involved through sponsorship.

  4. A panel of judges appointed by the organisers will carefully consider all entries and select the winners in each of the categories. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

  5. The Closing date for entries is Friday 18th May. Nominations which have been shortlisted by the judges will be invited to the awards presentation event. The awards will be presented at the Holiday Inn Corby-Kettering A43, on Wednesday 11th July when the winners will be announced

  6. There are no cash alternatives available to the prizes offered.

  7. Information contained in the award entries may be used as part of the promotional campaign for the awards. Details of the award winners will be published in print and online.

Sponsors

Thanks to all our sponsors who help make the Education Awards a great event.

Click on the logos below to +99visit sponsor websites.

Waitrose Connextions Northampton Evening Telegraph Website Market Harborough Building Society Stanair Shire Security TACT Holiday Inn - Corby Padders for Kids Stagecoach

Competition

This year Market Harborough Building Society is delighted to sponsor the Education Awards, held in Corby on 11th July.

To coincide with this the Society’s Corby and Kettering branches are running a competition for all you budding young writers and artists, based on a Diamond Jubilee theme.

The competition is divided into two categories. Primary school aged children can draw or paint a picture of their Jubilee celebrations and those of you who are Secondary school age, please write a poem or short story of no more than 200 words describing what the Jubilee means to you or how you will be celebrating.

The winner of each category will get a £20 WHSmith voucher and 2 tickets to attend the awards ceremony. Please note children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

So get your entries in to the Corby branch at 12 New Post Office Square, or Kettering branch at 6-8 High Street, today!

Education Awards 2011

Teacher of the Year 2011 award went to Kirsty Farrar (left)

School heroes were voted top of their class at a special awards night last July.

The awards recognised the efforts of teachers, pupils and other school staff for the hard work and dedication to their schools and for the positive impact they have on young people's lives.

The Evening Telegraph's Deputy Editor Neil Pickford hosted the night.

He said: “The standard of the entries we received for this years Education Awards was extremely high and this reinforces the fact that there is much to celebrate in our county's schools.

“There are certainly those who go the extra mile at all levels in their daily roles – be they governors, caretakers, pupils or teachers.”

During the event many guests had tears in their eyes as they listened to stories of pupils overcoming difficulties in their personal lives while continuing to work hard with their studies.

There were also touching tributes to school employees who give up hours of their own time to help their pupils and run extra activities.

As well as recognising individuals, the awards evening also highlighted innovative projects being run in schools across the north of the county.