Education Awards 2020

Palm Beach Illustrated Education Awards

Welcome to Palm Beach Illustrated’s Education Awards. This year more than ever, we’re recognizing the professionals and institutions whose contributions have been vital as education was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Educators and administrators throughout the county pivoted from a classroom setting to a virtual teaching platform, despite a host of challenges. We salute these heroes, and it is our privilege to recognize our education leaders.

We welcome nominations through July 13, 2020 in three categories outlined below.

1. Educator of the Year

This award will be given to a Palm Beach County educator whose course materials have had a significant impact on students and peers, and who has demonstrated best and/or innovative educational practices in the classroom.

2. Outstanding Academic Program

This honor will be awarded to a single program at a Palm Beach County academic institution. Award criteria include learning outcomes, impact on students and the community, and level of innovation. 

3. Award for Institutional Excellence

This award will be presented to a Palm Beach County institution that has demonstrated exemplary achievements in academic excellence and student success, has championed diversity and inclusion, and has effectively engaged in community outreach and partnerships.



Rules and FAQs:

  1. Nominations are accepted from the community at large.
  2. Organizations and individuals may self-nominate.
  3. Any Palm Beach County educational institution—public, private, charter K-12 schools; private or state colleges and universities—is eligible to enter.
  4. Nominations will be accepted online only through 11:59 PM on July 13, 2020. No exceptions. There is no limit on the number of nominations from a single institution.
  5. Nominees will be shortlisted by a Palm Beach Illustrated–appointed panel to five finalists per category. Educator of the Year nominees will be featured in the September issue of Palm Beach Illustrated.
  6. Voting will be conducted online two weeks prior to the Education Awards Dinner, currently planned for September 2020.
  7. Award recipients will be announced at the Education Awards Dinner.