World's Best School Prizes Terms & Conditions


The World’s Best School Prizes are an initiative of BVU Ventures Ltd trading as T4 Education, and were set up with the aim of showcasing excellence in schools through a prize competition format. There are five Prizes:

World’s Best School Prize for Community Collaboration;

World’s Best School Prize for Environmental Action;

World’s Best School Prize for Innovation;

World’s Best School Prize for Overcoming Adversity;

World’s Best School Prize for Supporting Healthy Lives.

There will be one winner per Prize and a cash Prize of USD $250.000 will be equally shared among the five winners. Each Prize winner will receive a cash Prize of USD $50.000. Then five winners will be selected by our Judging Academy based on the rigorous criteria for each Prize. In addition to this, we will give a “People’s Choice Award” to one of the five winning schools that scored the highest number of votes in the Public Vote.

Timeline 2023

November 10th 2022 Launch of applications for the World’s Best School Prizes 2023

March 15th 2023 Applications close

June 2023 Public announcement of Top 10 Shortlists for each Prize

September 2023 Public announcement of Top 3 finalists for each Prize & Public Vote

November 2023 Winning Ceremony & Launch of applications for the World's Best School Prizes 2024.


To be eligible, the Candidates:

General Requirements to Apply

Communication and Dissemination

Judging Process

  1. An initial review will look at each school application to ensure compliance with all of the requirements. A second review will be conducted based on the judging criteria. Depending on the various factors including their cumulative score, the school may get shortlisted.

  2. Once a longlist has been proposed for each category, we will conduct further due diligence and we will invite those schools to an online interview to dive deeper into their expertise and gather more information to support their application. After the interviews, we will narrow down the Top 10 shortlists in each category.

  3. The Top 10 shortlists will be announced in June 2023.

  4. The Educator Committee of our Review Panel will assess the applications and the interviews and will decide the Top 3 finalists in each category, which will be announced in September 2023.

  5. When the Top 3 finalists are announced, we will conduct a Public Vote to find out which schools have won the hearts and minds of people around the world. This vote will not be binding on the final decision of the Judging Academy. However once the Judging Academy has selected the five Prize winners, the winning school that received the most votes in the Public Vote will be given an additional People’s Choice Award which will be announced alongside the five Prize winners in the Winning Ceremony in October. No results will be published in advance of the Ceremony.

  6. We will put together evaluation packages for the top 3 finalists for each category which will be sent to our Judging Academy composed of leaders from academia, educators, NGOs, social entrepreneurs, government, civil society, and the private sector. The Judging Academy will vote for the winner of each category.

  7. The five winners of the World’s Best School Prizes and the winner of the People’s Choice Award will be announced at the Winning Ceremony in October 2023.

Judging Bodies

Our Judging Process involves the following actors to evaluate applications:

(i) a Screening Committee that is formed by T4 Education to evaluate applications after the deadline. This Committee will narrow down a longlist, based on the judging criteria for each category. They will also consider the quality, clarity, and completeness of the applications.

(ii) the Educator Committee of the World’s Best School Prizes’ Review Panel that will determine the finalists in each category.

(iii) the Judging Academy that will select the winners.

T4 Education reserves the right to overrule the decision of the Judging Academy only in exceptional circumstances such as non-compliance with these Terms.


By participating in this contest (“Contest”), each school/learning institution that submits an Application form (“Candidate”) and the individuals that are submitting the form on behalf of the school (“Applicants”) accept and agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions:

Terms & Conditions on Application for all Schools

Conditions and Limitations for all Applicants and Candidates:

Terms for all Top 10 Shortlisted Schools & Top 3 Finalist Schools

In addition to the Terms and Conditions for all applicants which have been accepted, all Applicants and Candidates understand and agree to be bound by the following Terms and Conditions if the Candidate is shortlisted:

Terms for Winners

We define ‘Winners’ as the winning schools or learning centres/institutions for each Prize category.

In addition to the Terms and Conditions for all shortlisted and finalist schools which have been accepted, the Candidates selected as winners (“winner”) agree to the following:

These Terms and Conditions are subject to modification by T4 Education in its sole discretion and will be binding upon all Applicants and Candidates. Any amendment shall be notified to the Candidates by means of the publication of the new Terms on the website:

This Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law. Each of these Terms & Conditions is subject to applicable law.

If any Term or Condition or part-Term or Condition is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall be deemed deleted, however shall not affect the rest of these Terms and Conditions, in its validity and enforceability.

This Contest and these Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales, without regard to any conflicts of law principles. Any and all claims or disputes arising out of or in connection with this Contest or these Terms & Conditions shall be subject to non-exclusive jurisdiction of English courts.

Data Privacy Policy

As a UK-based organisation, T4 Education processes personal data in compliance with the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (PECR) and the (UK) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Any personal or organisational information included in the application or other materials collected in connection with this Contest is collected, used, and maintained according to our Privacy Policy.

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Date of last amendment: August 2023.