ALT Awards 2022 entries closing soon!

Entries for the ALT Awards 2022 are still open until 4 July 2022, meaning there is less than a week to submit your entry. This year’s Awards Ceremony will take place on 6 September, as part of the ALT Annual Conference 2022, held in Manchester. 

With the awards now in their 15th year, this year we have created new categories to better reflect our Learning Technology community:

  • ALT Award for Individuals
  • ALT Award for Institutions and Teams
  • ALT Award for Leadership in Digital Education
  • ALT Award for Digital Transformation in partnership with Jisc
  • ALT Award for Case Studies of Ethical EdTech 

Why enter the Awards?

If you are thinking of entering the Awards this year, ALT's CEO Maren Deepwell has blogged about the process and given some handy tips for entering. You can read the full blog here

How to enter

The awards are free to enter and are open to individuals and teams based anywhere in the world. If you'd like to see what it takes to win, have a look at the entries from last year's finalists. Below is more information on each Award category and the criteria.

ALT Award for Individuals

ALT Award for Institutions and Teams

ALT Award for Leadership in Digital Education

ALT Award for 

Digital Transformation in partnership with Jisc

ALT Award 

for Case Studies of Ethical EdTech 

Open to individuals from all education and training sectors. 

Open to education providers from all education and training sectors. 

Open to individuals from all education and training sectors. 

Open to individuals and teams from all education and training sectors. 

Open to entries for case studies of products, services or platforms. 

This Award celebrates outstanding achievements of individuals in a research,  technical, supportive, design, developer, administrative, academic or hybrid role.  This Award is for teams and institutions and recognises outstanding strategic enhancement of teaching, learning and assessment with digital technology This Award celebrates individuals in a leadership position within their institution or in their sector who influence strategy, policy and culture change. This Award in partnership with Jisc recognises achievement in digital transformation. This Award celebrates outstanding case studies demonstrating the ethical use of Learning Technology.
Should demonstrate significant impact on practices within your organisation, community, or sphere of influence.  Should demonstrate positive impact on the learner experience and sustainable development of academic practice in the digital environment. Must, in part, demonstrate impact through sector and institution-wide instruments, such as: the NSS, FELT, staff surveys etc. Looking for examples of strategy and policy, institutional culture change, development of CPD schemes, redesign of governance etc.  ‘Transformation’ being a progressive systemic change in practices, processes, services and partnerships which improves the working lives of staff, has a positive impact on the student experience (including teaching, learning and assessment) and can be demonstrated to be sustainable in the broadest sense.

We are looking for case studies of using for example lecture capture, online assessment and blended learning and more broadly using digital technology for learning, teaching and assessment that address or have implications for ethical considerations.

The judging criteria are informed by the CMALT principles

  • A commitment to exploring and understanding the interplay between technology and learning
  • A commitment to keep up to date with new technologies
  • A commitment to communicate and disseminate effective practice
  • An empathy with and willingness to learn from colleagues from different backgrounds and specialism

All entries should demonstrate alignment with the Framework for Ethical Learning Technology (FELT) and specifically FELT four core principles: Awareness, Professionalism, Care & Community and Values. 

Entry form

There is just one entry form for all Awards categories. You need to complete all sections of the entry form online. Entries will be judged on the basis of the information you provide and the evidence you refer to. We acknowledge all entries via email. The closing date for entries is Monday 4 July 2022 for all categories. 


The judging panel will review all entries and the highest scoring entries in each category are short-listed. All entries will be notified whether they have been short-listed or not by 18 July 2022. 

Interviews for short-listed entries

All short-listed entries will be invited for an interview online. Interview dates will be scheduled for 25 & 26 July 2022. Interviews will be 25 min long, and you will be asked to give a 10 min presentation followed by questions from the judging panel. 


Following the interviews all short-listed entries will be notified and Finalists invited to attend the Award Ceremony. Finalists will be asked to supply a short video (under 3 minutes with subtitles).

Award Ceremony

The Awards will be presented at the ALT Annual Conference on Tuesday 6 September 2022, at the University of Manchester, UK. The judging panel usually makes the following awards: first, second and third prize. Finalists (up to two for teams) will be invited to attend the ceremony in person to receive their Awards.   

For more information on the Awards or if you have any questions, please contact