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Education Awards 2023


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About the Awards

The Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) aspires to nurture a world-class education system in Abu Dhabi.

We strive to ensure that every student, regardless of their background and learning needs, is empowered to realize their fullest potential and become a successful global citizen, positively impacting and shaping the world around them.

These Awards will celebrate the outstanding people and programs across our education system, along with outstanding accomplishments in key international and standardized assessments, acknowledging the critical role of education and learning in achieving sustainable development and Abu Dhabi’s aspirations.

Recognizing the Best of Education

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Award Ceremony

Frequently Asked Questions

All public, private and Charter Schools in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi can apply. Depending on the category, the award will apply to the school as a whole, a specific program offered within the school or an individual school staff member.

No. Applying for awards is free of charge. 

Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners.

For school-wide or program-based awards, the cash prize will go towards improvements at the school.  For individual awards, the winner will receive the cash prize directly.

Schools can apply to all and any of the awards.

Video submissions are highly recommended but not mandatory. The jury will consider the quality of each application.

No. The online application does not allow users to save their applications.

A school can only nominate one individual per award category each year.

Winners will be announced at the Education Awards ceremony in May 2023.

Yes. Individuals and programs can be nominated over multiple years.

Charter and private schools may contact their assigned group leads, while public schools can reach out to the ADEK Customer Happiness Center +971 2 615 0000