Bett Asia Awards

Recognising Educational Excellence

The Bett Asia Awards celebrate and champion the EdTech trendsetters and innovators who are revolutionising education across the Asia-Pacific region.

This year’s categories, shortlist and winners



The 21st Century Learning Award

The award for 21st Century Learning goes to the individual, group or organisation that is using EdTech effectively to develop the necessary skills to help students become independent and confident global citizens.


  • Alef Education
  • Digital Future Aotearoa
  • Generation Global, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change - WINNER
  • DP Education, Dhammika & Priscilla Perera Foundation
  • Institute of Technical Education College Central, School of Engineering


The Game Changer Award

The award for game changer goes to the individual, group or institution that continues to innovatively embed EdTech into their organisation that drives outcomes for students and staff alike.


  • KooBits Learning Pte Ltd
  • Maivenpoint
  • Apollo English
  • Digital Future Aotearoa
  • The Education University of Hong Kong - WINNER


The Trailblazer in Inclusion Award

This award goes to the outstanding individual that does trailblazing work in the field of EdTech and inclusion to ensure equitable learning outcomes for all students and staff.


  • Prof Dr Michael Joseph Dino, Our Lady of Fatima University - WINNER
  • Nguyen Dung, British University Vietnam and Apollo Vietnam
  • Lee Saw Im, SMK Seri Bintang Utara


The Wellbeing Award

The award for wellbeing goes to the individual, group or organisation that have used EdTech collaboratively to support and advance the development of student and teacher mental wellbeing and/or physical health.


  • Gateway College
  • Intel - WINNER


The Disruptor Award

This award goes to the individual, group or organisation that continues to revolutionize traditional pedagogy and champions the accelerated use of technology to develop future-ready schools and students.


  • DP Education, Dhammika & Priscilla Perera Foundation - WINNER
  • Dolphin International School
  • EduSpark World
  • Learning Links Foundation
  • Noodle Factory


The Sustainability Initiative Award

This award goes to the individual, group, or organisation that has implemented an impactful initiative to champion sustainability and drive action for the environment.


  • Recycle a Device, Digital Future Aotearoa
  • Mount Abu Public School
  • Kopila Valley School - WINNER
  • Our Lady of Fatima University
  • The Harbour School Hong Kong


The Pioneer Award

The award for leadership goes to the individual that continually raises the bar when using EdTech in their institution for the greater good of students and staff alike and demonstrates outside-the-box thinking and best practice.


  • 5 Steps Academy
  • Siti Nabilah Binti Kasdi, Institute of Teacher Education Malaysia - WINNER
  • Muni International School
  • Dr Caroline Marian S Enriquez, Our Lady of Fatima University


Entry terms & conditions


Entries and Eligibility

  • All entries must be completed and submitted online by 17 August 2023 at 17:00 BST. Individuals or organisations can be entered in more than one category as long as the applications are tailored specifically to show evidence of their relevance to each.
  • The length of the submission is limited (see max word count on the entry form).
  • Each application must be completed in one session. Application progress cannot be saved. 
  • As stated on the entry form, please supply a self-recorded 30s-1minute video that introduces yourself and briefly explains: what you or your institution/company have demonstrated impact within education in APAC region since 2022 to win a Bett Asia Award - feel free to be as creative as possible. If your entry is shortlisted, please note these videos may be posted on social media channels and used as marketing materials. They will also be collated with other shortlisted candidates.
  • Where the entry was a collaborative effort, all major contributors should be credited within the entry.


  • The awards will be judged in two stages. The first stage is the online application and entrants will be shortlisted on the basis of the strength of their submission form and supporting video. You will be contacted by Bett Asia to confirm if you have been shortlisted. Once the shortlists for each awards category is finalised, the judging panel will select a winner for each category.
  • The decision of the judges is final. The judges reserve the right to re-classify, re-categorise or reject any entry that does not comply with the requirements of the Bett Asia Awards.
  • Entries will only be judged on the basis of the information provided to the judges on the entry form and the additional supporting video submitted.
  • Judges are requested to declare an interest and remove themselves from the process if they are asked to judge an entry that poses a conflict of interest.


  • All entries will be stored securely on our website and access to these by Judges will be strictly monitored.
  • By entering the Bett Asia Awards, companies and individuals are authorising the organisers to use the data and certain visual materials submitted, for the purpose of the awards presentation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can enter/can be nominated?

Education institutions/ groups, individuals within an education institution, cross-sector initiatives/projects, EdTech companies and NGOs – all of which must be operating in APAC.

Can I nominate myself/my own organisation?

Applicants can nominate themselves or can be nominated on behalf of another individual/organisation.

Can I enter/nominate someone for more than one category?

Individuals or organisations can be entered in more than one category as long as the applications are tailored specifically to show evidence of their relevance to each. Please complete and submit one form per awards category. If you are applying for more than one category, please upload your supporting video as part of each nomination.

What happens if I don’t receive a confirmation email after sending in my nomination?

Please contact our team at

Do I receive feedback?

Due to the large amount of entries, we are unable to give feedback to applicants.

Who is judging?

The awards will be judged by our current Bett Asia Advisory Board

When will I find out if I have won?

The winners will be announced at Bett Asia 2023 on 4 October 2023 at The Athenee Hotel - Bangkok, Thailand.

What is the prize for winning a Bett Asia 2023 Award?

Bett Awards winners will receive a trophy at the Awards ceremony on 4 October 2023. Winners will also receive a Bett Asia 2023 Awards winning logo to use for marketing purposes. Finalist will receive a Bett Asia 2023 Awards Finalist logo.

Is there any cost involved to submit an award nomination?

No, there is no cost involved to apply for an award nomination. However, please note that you will be responsible for arranging and covering the expenses for your trip to Bangkok if you are selected as a nominee.