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Learn more about the ELTons Innovation Awards timeline and process

Below are some key dates for the ELTons Innovation Awards. We've highlighted the various periods of the judging process to help you understand what will be happening throughout the year:

  • Thursday 28 March 2024: Application deadline for the main awards*. The application window is open until 23.59 UK time. 
  • Thursday 11 April – Friday 14 June 2024: Nominations for the Outstanding Achievement Awards are open. 
  • April to mid-May 2024: Judging round one. Applicants will be notified if they've reached round two of judging.
  • Late May to early July 2024: Judging round two. Selection of ELTons 2024 finalists.
  • Mid-July 2024: Announcement of the ELTons 2024 finalists. Applicants are notified of their placement as finalists and the announcement is published. Finalists also receive a Finalist Pack to help announce the good news to their networks. Please note, if you reach this stage a promotional video may be requested, with permission for use on British Council channels and/or at the ELTons Awards Ceremony.
  • Summer 2024: Judging round three. Selection of ELTons 2024 winners.
  • November 2024: ELTons 2024 awards ceremony. All nominated entries will receive invitations to the highly anticipated ELTons Awards Ceremony. The finalists will be announced, and the winners will be invited to give their short (one minute) acceptance remarks.

For any questions, please contact ELTons@britishcouncil.org

* The main awards are: Innovation in the Use of Technology, Innovation in Learner Resources, Innovation in Teacher Resources, Excellence in Course Innovation, and Local Innovation.

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