The ISDDE Awards
for Design in Education

Prizes

The Bell Burkhardt Daro Shell Centre Trust funds two different awards for design for education in mathematics, science or technologyThe Trust has asked ISDDE, as the acknowledged leader in this field, to undertake the selection process for these awards.

The ISDDE Prize of US$5,000 for well documented excellence in STEM design.

  • “The Eddie” is awarded to an individual or a team either for a single ‘product’, or for work over a period of years, that has demonstrated excellence in design for education in mathematics, science or technology.
  • In judging nominations for The ISDDE Prize the judges will seek excellence in the art and science of design in education. The overriding criterion will be recognition of excellence by a wide range of designers and users.

The Bell Burkhardt Daro Shell Centre Awards for early-career educational designers.

  • These “Early designer” awards, up to the value of US$500, aim to support the work of those early in their work as educational designers who have demonstrated evidence of promise.

The ISDDE Prize for Excellence in Design for STEM Education

“The Eddie” is awarded to an individual or a team either for a single ‘product’, or for work over a period of years, that has demonstrated excellence in design for education in mathematics, science or technology.

Evidence

Judgment will be informed by evidence, formal or informal, of:

  • Aspects of design that have moved the field of mathematics and/or science education, and educational design forward
  • Achievement of specific goals for improved outcomes with potentially unanticipated outcomes related to transformative effects
  • Systematic design, development, and research through trials with people representative of well-identified target groups of users
  • Surprise and delight – as in all good art

The overriding criterion will be recognition of excellence by a wide range of designers and users.

Nominations

Initial Nominations

  • Nominations are solicited from Fellows, friends of ISDDE and the education design community more widely. Nominators should not be associated with the design or designer in a professional capacity (for example, from the same institution). Whilst there will be an annual call for nominations they can be accepted at any time.
  • The initial nomination should identify the work and describe what it is, what it does and for whom.
  • A separate paragraph should explain why the person(s) nominating the nominated person admires the work.
  • This initial nomination should be no more than two pages in length. Nominees are expected to contribute to both initial and final cases.
  • Nominators will be notified within four weeks of their submission if their nominee is recommended to proceed to full submission.

Full Submission

For those nominations which the prize committee thinks likely contenders for the Prize, the nominator will be invited to prepare a more detailed case including:

  • A case for the excellence of the work covering the criteria for the prize, together with an outline of the goals that the work aimed to achieve and how these were met
  • A portfolio of examples from the work in question
  • Supporting letters from users and others

As with good design, concise cases will normally have more impact.

The prize is open to designers and the work of designers of all nationalities and materials in any language, but nominations, cases and supporting letters should be presented in English. The identities and contact details of nominators and referees will be treated with professional discretion, but will be circulated amongst the judging panel.

The prize committee membership is drawn from the Executive Committee of ISDDE. The prize committee will award the prize annually with the winner being selected from those full submissions that are held on file. If a submission has been held for a substantial period, the prize committee may ask the nominator to update the submission as part of its annual deliberations in the award process.

Announcement of the award will be made at the ISDDE annual conference.

The prize committee will be chaired by Geoff Wake

Enquiries should be sent to:

Nominations should be sent to Geoff Wake:

See: http://www.isdde.org/isdde/prize for more information.


The Bell Burkhardt Daro Shell Centre Awards for early-career educational designers in STEM

Evidence

Judgment will be informed by evidence, formal or informal, of most or all of:

  • Aspects of design that have the potential to move the field of mathematics and/or science education and educational design forward
  • Potential to achieve the specific goals of the designed work in ways that are potentially transformative
  • Well-informed approaches to design
  • The potential for surprise and delight – as in all good art

Nomination Process

Nominations are solicited from Fellows, friends of ISDDE and the education design community more widely. The nomination should be no more than four pages in length. Nominees may or may not contribute to the nominations. The nomination should:

  • identify the early career designer and their work describing what it is, what it does and for whom;
  • explain why the person(s) nominating admire the work
  • put forward a case for the potential excellence of the designer covering the criteria for the prize
  • examples from the work of the designer

The prize is open to early career designers of all nationalities and materials in any language, but nominations, cases and supporting letters should be presented in English. The identities and contact details of nominators and referees will be treated with professional discretion, but will be circulated amongst the judging panel.

The prize committee membership is drawn from the Executive Committee of ISDDE. The prize committee will award prizes for early-career educational designers at their discretion with an announcement made with respect to any such awards at the ISDDE annual conference.

The Judges’ Panel for the Bell Burkhardt Daro Shell Centre Awards will be chaired by Geoff Wake.

Enquiries should be sent to:

Nominations should be sent to Geoff Wake:

See: https://www.isdde.org/isdde-prize/ for more information.