The newly launched Eastern Daily Press Norfolk Education Awards 2023 are now open for entries, celebrating the best and brightest of the county’s education sector, from schools and universities to teaching staff and students.

Nominations are welcome from anyone, including parents, colleagues and students, and institutions and individuals can even nominate themselves.

This week, we find out more about the Student of the Year and Outstanding Commitment to STEM awards and explore what the category judges are looking for from entrants.


Outstanding Commitment to STEM

This category will celebrate institutions that have developed, and support, a wide range of exceptional science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities, or which have built projects that promote the importance of STEM.

The judges will consider each entrant’s approach and offering of STEM learning, examples of success from STEM delivery and any plans for developing their STEM provision in the future.

Another key consideration will be how STEM is integrated into other areas of learning.


Student of the Year

This award will recognise an outstanding student of any age who is having an impact in and out of the classroom.

The winner should demonstrate how their studies and commitment to their school’s values have positively affected their professional development, as well as how they support the local community and their peers throughout the school.

The judges will be looking for evidence of students’ work ethic and the impact this has in the classroom, and details on any extra-curricular activities, including teams, school council and charity work.

To enter or make a nomination for either of these categories, or to find out about the other categories, please visit It only takes two minutes to complete the nomination form.

The entry deadline is June 11, and the finalists will be invited to the awards ceremony on October 12 at Barnham Broom Hotel.