The EdTech Summer Program has a dedicated focus on entries from innovative and cutting-edge trailblazers in education technology. This program is for K-12, Universities, Business Schools, Professional Development and Education Associations, Non-For-Profit, and Government Agencies.





Cost per Submission

795 USD



Winners will be announced in a live webinar on Dec. 4, 2024 at 1pm EST. Register here.

2023 EdTech
Program Information

If you are new to this program, you will need to create a profile before submitting an entry. Your profile will track entries year after year. If you are returning, please sign into your existing profile. If you do not remember your password, simply click the forgot password link to reset.

Pro tip: create a profile using a distribution email, such as so that your team retains access in the event that the original submitter is no longer with the company or has transitioned roles.

You may download the submission form below AND within the submission portal.

Once your profile is created, you may begin a new application and follow the instructions for submitting both a single application and/or multiple applications.

Awards are judged on the following criteria: Overview of the technology, innovation, design and creativity, demo component, and measurable benefits.

Each element is worth 6 points, for a total of 30 points. Awards are based on total points.

That means some categories may have more awards than others. Some categories may not have any award winners if the entries don’t earn enough points.

Notifications will be sent to the primary email on your submission portal profile. (Please note that you no longer need to create a new login year after year. You may now create a profile to track submissions year after year, in this program)

Award badge(s), plaque ordering and event discount information will be provided in your notification emails.
One (1) complimentary plaque is provided per winning entry (redemption code(s) will be sent in your announcement email). You may order additional plaques at an additional fee.
If you/your team attends the HCM Excellence Conference, one (1) complimentary commemorative plaque is provided per winning organization and presented on stage during the Awards Ceremony.
If you have granted publishing permission on your application, we will publish your entry in our Member Center – an extensive and exclusive research database available only to members.
Select award-winning teams may be selected to participate on speaking panels at our HCM Excellence Conference, as appropriate and when in alignment with our program.

Winning Organizations receive:

Opportunity for recognition and/or speaking on a panel at our HCM Excellence Conference
Discounted HCM Excellence Conference pass rates
A digital award badge for unlimited use
Inclusion in a Brandon Hall Group issued press release announcing the winners
Recognition on Brandon Hall Group’s website and social media communities – LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
Entries may be included in Brandon Hall Group blogs, research assets and other presentations
Feedback and scoring on your entry, by request
For solution providers that have submitted with client organizations: published case study entries with approval and opportunities for webinar sponsorship to share best practices

Participating Organizations receive:

A certificate of participation in PDF format
Feedback and scoring on your entry, by request
Discounted HCM Excellence Conference pass rates

2023 EdTech Program

The entry form for this program is the same across all categories. Please submit one entry form per category. You may download the form here.

Leaders In Education Technology
Best Creative Tools and Products
Best Badging and Credentialing Solution
Best Adaptive Learning Solution
Best Career Planning Solution
Best Classroom Management Platform
Best Collaboration Platform
Best Authoring Tools Platform
Best Digital Courseware Platform
Best Curriculum and Instruction Platform
Best Content Design Platform
Best E-learning, Blended, Flipped Classroom Solution or Remote Solution
Best Online Courses or MOOCs Solution
Best Personalized Learning Platform
Best Enrollment & Admissions Platform
Best Recruiting, Hiring for Internships Platform
Best Lesson Planning Platform
Best Learning Management System (LMS) for Education
Best Literacy and Reading Platform
Best Mobile App for Education
Best Research and Resources Platform
Best Presentation Tools
Best STREAM (Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) Solution
Best Student Data Privacy Solution
Best Student Study Tools
Best Assessment, Survey and Testing Solution
Best Tutoring Solution
Best Video-Based Learning Platform
Best Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality (AR, VR) Solution
Best Accessibility and Special Needs Platform
Best Arts, Music, or Creative Solution
Best Emerging EdTechSolution