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Nomination Guidelines

The Yidan Prize invites nominators, such as government bodies, non-government organizations, professional associations and thought leaders, to propose nominees for the Prize. Self-nomination is accepted only in exceptional cases. Nominees could be either an individual or a working team of up to three people – teachers, researchers, academics, policy makers, advocates and among others.

While posthumous nominations would not be accepted, nominees who are not awarded with the Yidan Prize could be nominated again in the future. Directors, Judging Committee members and Advisory Committee members of the Yidan Prize are not eligible to make nominations or be nominated.  In addition, nominators and supporters should not be family members of the nominee(s) or anyone who would possibly lead to a perceived, potential or actual conflict of interest.

Nominations must be submitted online at by the said deadline.  A valid nomination shall be considered only for the particular year of nomination.

Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for more details.  Should you have further enquiries related to nomination, please contact us at

Judging Criteria

Given on an annual basis, Yidan Prize reaches out to the world to recognize and support individuals for their most forward looking innovation that creates sustainable impacts on education system of today and tomorrow. Each nomination will be reviewed according to a set of rigorous criteria in order to identify the very best individuals.