Each year, the WISE Awards recognize innovative and impactful initiatives addressing today's most urgent education challenges. Past WISE Awards projects have tackled diverse issues in education, including access and inclusion, design and ecosystems, digital and multimedia, society and workforce, youth employment and more.
Submissions are judged according to strict criteria. They must show innovation, have a clear development plan, be financially stable, scalable and replicable. They must also demonstrate a transformative impact on individuals, communities and society.
During the course of 2019, a panel of independent judges will select 12 WISE Awards finalist projects. An independent evaluator will conduct an on sight due diligence for the 12 finalists, and the six winning projects are then selected from this pool by a panel of judges.
The finalists and winners gain global visibility and opportunities to collaborate through various platforms, including the global Summit and WISE events across the world, WISE communications and publications. They also receive $20,000 (US).
Illustration Photo: Google Expeditions is a virtual reality teaching tool that lets you lead or join immersive virtual trips all over the world (credits: K.W. Barrett / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0))