Excellence in Education

What Are the Excellence Awards? 

The Excellence Awards will help supercharge implementation of a current innovation, or provide the seed funding for a new idea or concept based on proven results and potential impact. Our goal is to fund the most innovative idea impacting public schools while also highlighting the exciting work happening across Colorado for other educators to learn from.

CHECK BACK IN MARCH FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE SUCCEEDS PRIZE 2019 APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS AND DEADLINES.

 

Who’s Eligible?

Any person or group of people working in a public school or school district, including public charter and CMOs.

What are the Critical Components?

  • What problem are you trying to solve?
  • How will your innovation/idea solve that problem?
  • How will you use the money to support your idea?

What is the Selection Process?

Application: Applicants are required to complete a short survey and 400-word written application addressing the critical components of the award. 

Review & Finalist Selection: Applications will be reviewed by the Colorado Succeeds staff and a selection committee of education, business, and philanthropic leaders in Colorado. The committee will identify 5 finalists for additional review.

Live Reveal: The $15,000 prize winner will be announced at The Succeed Prize live reveal celebration in September of 2019. Finalists and winners will be asked to participate in storytelling and a professional development campaign to highlight their work throughout the year.

Past Award Finalists

Maggie Dering
DSST: Cole High School

Deb Harding
& Tara Hardman
STEM Launch K-8

Courtney Luce
The Fred Tjardes School
of Innovation

“Innovation is based on questioning and challenging the status quo. It is also based on recognizing opportunity and taking advantage of it.”
Tiphani Krueger, Executive Vice president of human resources at Janus henderson investors
Tiphani Krueger of Janus Henderson investors presents the 2017 Innovation Award
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The most prestigious awards and recognition event for Colorado's public schools and educators