Why nominate

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We are inspired by the dedication, drive and achievements of our teachers and learners; which is why we acknowledge it officially each year through the BTEC Awards. Nominating gives you the opportunity to acknowledge and reward the hard work and achievements of exceptional BTEC students and colleagues.

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How to nominate

If you would like to nominate a student, organisation or colleague for the BTEC Awards 2018, there are three simple stages to the process.

There are a number of different nomination categories which includes sectors as well as overall awards. From these winners, one student will also be awarded Overall Student of the Year, where they will be presented with a £1,000 cash prize.

See the full list of overall categories here

See the full list of sector categories here 

You will need to submit a statement, no longer than 250 words, about why you believe your nominee is a true example of vocational excellence.

First stage deadline: Midnight (GMT), 2nd March 2018

Submit your stage 1 nomination statement here 

If your nomination is successful, you’ll make it through to the second stage, where you will need to submit additional information.

This will be a statement no longer than 600 words. The student or colleague you are nominating will also need to do the same.

If you are nominating an organisation, you will need to submit a statement that does need exceed 1,500 words to support your original nomination statement.

Second stage runs from: 5th March 2018 until midnight (GMT) 16th March 2018

If your nominations are chosen to be put forward to the final judging panel, we will not ask for any more information from you. The third stage is with our final judging panel, who will meet to determine the 2018 BTEC Awards winners.

Winners and commendations announced: From 26th April 2018

What winners receive

As well as a prestigious national award to add to their CV, BTEC Award winners will be invited (along with their guests) to London, where they will:

  • Receive return travel to London for the winner and up three guests
  • Enjoy a lunch time reception before attending the glittering awards ceremony at a top London location
  • Take centre stage and collect their award from one of our special guest presenters

All nominees successfully through to the final judging panel will be presented with either a commended or highly commended certificate to mark their achievement in the process.

Maryam Taher, the lucky winner of our BTEC Science and Overall Student of the Year 2017 walked away with a cash prize of £1,000 to contribute toward her future Biomedical Science studies at Yorkshire University. Watch her story here:

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