The EdTech Awards

The largest and most competitive recognition program in all of education technology.

Recognizing the biggest names in edtech – and those who soon will be.

We celebrate who’s who—and what’s next.

The EdTech Awards recognizes people in and around education for outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere.

Featuring edtech’s best and brightest, the annual program shines a spotlight on cool tools, inspiring leaders and innovative trendsetters across the:

  • K-12
  • Higher Education, and
  • Skills and Workforce sectors.

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The EdTech Awards recognize people—and the products they produce and lives they shape— with these honors:


The EdTech Cool Tool Awards

  • new product or service (released in 2020 or later)
  • product or service – general
  • adaptive technology solution
  • administrative solution
  • artificial intelligence (AI) solution
  • arts, music, or creative solution
  • authoring tools solution
  • badging / credentialing solution
  • career planning solution
  • classroom management solution
  • coding, computer science, engineering solution
  • collaboration solution
  • college prep solution
  • communication solution
  • content provider solution
  • corporate training solution
  • curriculum and instruction solution
  • digital courseware solution
  • district data solution
  • e-learning, blended, flipped, or remote solution
  • emerging technology solution
  • enrollment & admissions solution
  • games for learning / simulation solution
  • hardware for education solution
  • higher education solution
  • hiring, internships or apprenticeships solution
  • networking, information technology (IT), connectivity, or access solution
  • language arts solution
  • language learning solution
  • learning analytics / data mining solution
  • learning management system (LMS) solution
  • lesson planning solution
  • literacy / reading solution
  • maker / DIY tools solution
  • math solution
  • mentoring solution
  • mobile app solution (early childhood, elem., middle & high school, post-secondary)
  • mobile device solution
  • online courses / MOOCs solution
  • parent / student solution
  • personalized learning solution
  • presentation solution
  • professional development learning solution
  • professional skills (workforce, upskilling) solution
  • research / reference tools solution
  • resources / other helpful sites or tools for education
  • robotics (for learning, education) solution
  • science solution
  • security (cybersecurity, student safety) solution
  • social studies solution
  • special needs / assistive technology solution
  • STEM (science, tech, engineering, math) solution
  • student data privacy solution
  • student information system (SIS) solution
  • student study tools solution
  • test prep solution
  • testing & assessment solution
  • tutoring solution
  • skills solution (a.k.a. 21st-century skills) solution
  • video-based learning solution
  • virtual reality, augmented reality (VR / AR) solution
  • write-in: OTHER (name it)

The EdTech Leadership Awards

  • edtech author / speaker or podcaster
  • founder(s) / ceo
  • founder(s) / ceo – startup
  • global leader
  • higher education technology leader
  • national (U.S.) leader
  • PR, marketing, and/or strategic communications firm working in edtech
  • school leader
  • visionary

The EdTech Trendsetter Awards

  • edtech company setting a trend
  • edtech group setting a trend
  • educator setting a trend
  • leader setting a trend
  • product or service setting a trend
  • school leader setting a trend

Notes on the Program

The EdTech Awards program was established in 2011 and is the world’s largest awards program dedicated to edtech. 

We are currently now CLOSED for entries. To receive an email alert for when our next entry window opens (opening circa summer 2024), email: with subject line: REMINDER 2025

2024 | Our 2024 program is now closed for entries. Judging runs Nov-Feb; results coming March 2024.

2023| Results of The EdTech Awards 2023 can be found here.

2022 | See our 2022 finalists and winners here.

All previous years are here.