CATEGORIES AND AWARDS

Entrepreneurship Catalyst

Open to HE or FE staff working individually or as a team to deliver exceptional entrepreneurship education or practice inside or outside the curriculum. The focus of this award is on supporting and enabling pre-starts, start-ups and growing ventures which may be creating or intending to create value in the private, public or third sector. An individual or team may enter. Teams must comprise two or more individuals who work together (or have worked together in the last 12 months) on a distinct entrepreneurship education or practice initiative. The individual or team may work within the curriculum, outside the curriculum or both. The judges will be looking for exceptional projects and initiatives that support individuals to develop the capabilities they need for an entrepreneurial future. All team members must be employed by one or more UK higher or further education institutions.

Winner receives £500, glass trophy and certificate. Applicants self-nominate.

Enterprise Catalyst

Open to HE or FE staff working individually or as a team to deliver exceptional enterprise education or practice inside or outside the curriculum. The focus of this award is on developing broad enterprise skills and attributes to be applied in any context including employment and intrepreneurship. An individual or team may enter. Teams must comprise two or more individuals who work together (or have worked together in the last 12 months) on a distinct enterprise education or practice initiative. The individual or team may work within the curriculum, outside the curriculum or both. The judges will be looking for exceptional projects and initiatives that support individuals to develop broad enterprise skills and attributes for their future lives. All team members must be employed by one or more UK higher or further education institutions.

Winner receives £500, glass trophy and certificate. Applicants self-nominate.

Rising Star in Enterprise Education

This award is designed to recognise an exceptional individual at the early stage of their enterprise or entrepreneurship education or practice career. They should have been working in enterprise for three years or less and may be working inside or outside the curriculum in higher or further education. The judges are particularly keen to recognise individuals who are already making an exceptional contribution while demonstrating their potential for transformational future impact on their organisation’s development and delivery of enterprise and entrepreneurship education and support. The entrant must be employed by a UK higher or further education institution.

Winner receives £500, glass trophy and certificate. Applicants are nominated by a colleague or a senior manager.

Pioneer in Enterprise Education

This award recognises an exceptional individual who is actively influencing and driving transformational change and creating impact within their organisation and across the sector. They will be having a major impact on the development and delivery of enterprise and entrepreneurship education and practice within and beyond their organisation. The award is designed to recognise an exceptional individual pioneering change in enterprise or entrepreneurship education / practice inside or outside the curriculum in higher or further education. This award is open to individuals at any stage of their career. The entrant must be employed by a UK higher or further education institution.

Winner receives £500, glass trophy and certificate. Applicants are nominated by a colleague or a senior manager.

Inclusive Enterprise Education Award

This is an additional award that will be conferred on one entry from any of the other four categories. The award is designed to recognise excellence in driving change in Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI) in the areas of enterprise and entrepreneurship education and practice. This year Enterprise Educators UK will be asking the judging panel to review all applications across all four categories in terms of their commitment to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusivity (EDI) in the areas of enterprise and entrepreneurship education and practice. The Inclusive Enterprise Education Award will only be made when one application stands above all others in demonstrating a strong ethos and commitment to EDI.

Winner receives £500, glass trophy and certificate and will be selected from an entry to one of the above categories.

People’s Choice

Shortlisted entries have been invited to submit a short video for online public voting to determine the winner of an additional ‘People’s Choice’ award which could come from any of the four categories above. Voting for this award is open now.

Winner receives £500, glass trophy and certificate.