Education Awards 2024

This year’s award ceremony will be held in September 2024.

Welcome to Palm Beach Illustrated’s sixth annual Education Awards. We welcome nominations through June 5, 2024 in four 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.

4. The Innovation Award

This award will be presented to a Palm Beach County institution that has demonstrated leadership in innovation and technology through programs, activities, and partnerships that enhance student success in STEM studies.


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 June 5, 2024. 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 up 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 between July 10 and July 25, 2024.
  7. Award recipients will be announced at the Education Awards reception in September.