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EdTech Asia Award Guidelines

EdTech Asia Awards recognize and promote edtech companies, organizations and individuals  from Asia that have demonstrated an innovative approach and/or sustainable impact on education. We honour your contribution to disrupt the learning scene and address pressing 21st educational challenges. Featuring the most innovative, impactful and promising edtech enterprises, EdTech Asia Awards confer winners with visibility and awareness to further accelerate their impacts and transform education. Inaugurated in 2016, EdTech Asia Awards seek to build a tight-knit network of innovators for expertise, entrepreneurship and support in the Asia edtech ecosystem.

The EdTech Asia Awards submission procedure accepts both applications and nominations. Ongoing/existing edtech products/companies in any education sector from the Asia region can apply or be nominated for the EdTech Asia Awards.

Applications can only be for original works and original projects and must be submitted by a project representative working within the project.

All applicants must therefore guarantee that their organization, or they themselves, originated the project, and can not hold EdTech Asia liable for any action or claim from a third party with respect to the project submitted. Nominations can be submitted by persons outside the organization running the project. Nominators will be requested to identify themselves in the submission form; this information will be kept confidential by EdTech Asia. Nominators may or may not request information from the project in order to best complete the nomination form. However, EdTech Asia will only contact nominated projects if they are selected as Finalists following the Pre-Jury evaluation.

Every year, three edtech companies and one individual from the Asia region will be selected based on the criteria of innovation, impact, scalability and contribution to the edtech ecosystem The final selection will be determined by a global jury panel to establish the award as an endorsement of excellence in edtech field.  Any edtech companies who are tackling education problems through technological means are invited or can be nominated to submit the application which demonstrates the quality and impact of their edtech solution in accordance with the criteria. The finalists will be invited to the next EdTech Asia Summit to discuss and represent their work at a dedicated session. The winners will be announced at the Summit.

It is possible to apply for an EdTech Asia Awards on behalf of your own company, or to nominate another project for the EdTech Asia Awards. In order for the application/nomination form to be considered, your submission must:

–       be entered into the official form on the online system (curriculum vita or other forms of documents will not be considered).  The system can be accessed at: OUR WEBSITE;

–        be complete and accurate;

–        be submitted in English;

–        be submitted online by the official deadline at: OUR WEBSITE;


Only one application can be submitted for a single startup or individual. If more than one application is received for the same startup or individual, all applications for that same startup/ individual will be deemed ineligible.


Several nominations from different individuals may be submitted for the same startup/individual, although this has no bearing on the judging process.

A single nominator may submit several nominations for different startup/individuals.


  • December – March: Call for Applications/Nomination
  • March 31: Deadline for submission of application
  • April 30 : the shortlisted Finalist Startups and Individuals will be announced
  • 29 July: the Award winners will be announced during the the next EdTech Asia Summit

All applicants agree that, in the event his/her project is selected among the Finalists, she/he will be contacted by external experts before any announcement by EdTech Asia is made on the selection. An assessment will be conducted by evaluators during the months of May, June, and July 2017.


A Pre-Jury comprising a team of education experts from EdTech Asia will be responsible for evaluating the initial applications and will propose a shortlist of Finalists based on their judgment of the information provided in the application forms.


The shortlisted applications of the Finalists will be reviewed by a Jury composed of prominent educational figures drawn from government, civil society, the private sector, international organizations, universities and social entrepreneurs. The Jury will select the Awards winner.

Prior to any decision by the Pre-Jury and the Jury, and during the entire selection process, EdTech Asia and/or the Jury reserve the right to ask for clarification or supplementary information or documentation from the applicants. In addition, information provided in the submission forms will be reviewed and, in the event of any false or inaccurate information, the application will be deemed invalid.


In the case of an application, the initial applicant will receive the Award on behalf of the project. Teams should designate one representative to apply and receive the Award. In the case of a nomination, the Startup will be asked to name a representative, should the startup reach the Finalist stage.


EdTech Asia reserves the right to publicize the Finalists and the Award recipients by means of any kind of communication (internal and/or commercial advertising), through any promotional media (press, magazines, catalogues, websites, etc.) and all over the world. This communication may be in the form of pictures, recordings (audio and video) and texts supplied by each of the Finalists and the Award recipients. By reaching the Finalist stage of the EdTech Asia Awards, applicants and nominees agree to provide photos and descriptions of their projects at the time of the Awards. They also acknowledge the right of EdTech Asia to use this material. Finalists and Award recipients agree to provide EdTech Asia with information on any developments related to their projects that may be a result of, or linked to, the EdTech Asia  and the EdTech Asia Awards.


By taking part in this competition, applicants agree that their personal details will be included in a database owned by EdTech Asia and which will be the exclusive custodian of the said details for the purpose of managing the specified competition. EdTech Asia will not sell or distribute applicants’ personal data to third parties. Applicants have the right to access and modify any personal data concerning themselves. Applicants also have the right to refuse to be included in a database and may exercise these rights at any time by making the appropriate request in writing to EdTech Asia


  1. EdTech Asia reserves the right to modify the conditions of the call for projects and/or the Awards at any time.
  2. EdTech Asia shall not be liable if the call for projects is extended, shortened, modified, or cancelled, or if problems arise with the website or due to loss of materials in e-mail and/or postal services.
  3. Applicants cannot dispute the choice of Finalists or the Award recipients nor can they dispute the allocation of the Awards.


EdTech Asia owns the intellectual property rights for texts, photos, films, documentaries, etc. made for the EdTech Asia and also for the trademarks and logos appearing in various supporting media. Consequently, the applicants cannot use them, in whole or in part, unless they have received specific authorization from the EdTech Asia Team.


To access the application system and for further information about the EdTech Asia Awards please visit the official website.XXX. For any queries, please contact the EdTech Asia Team through the website or by email:insert email..


Applying for the EdTech Asia Awards implies full acceptance of and respect for these rules by the applicants. Interpretation of these rules falls within the exclusive rights of EdTech Asia.