Countdown for Nominations for the Wenhui Award for Educational Innovation 2011

The Wenhui Award for Educational Innovation 2011 is calling for nominations to recognize the contributions of educators and institutions in the Asia and Pacific region which have optimized the potential of education and the human innovative spirit to address and resolve pressing issues and problems facing our world today.


This year’s theme, Education for Learning to Live Together, is aimed at enhancing a culture of acceptance of differences, respect for diversity and promotion of peace and harmony through innovative education practices.


Two individuals or institutions will be selected by a jury of distinguished educators. The winners will each receive prize money of US$ 20,000 and a Certificate of Excellence at the China Hangzhou International Conference on Educational Innovations.


The closing date for nominations for the Award is 15 July 2011.


To ensure that your applications/nominations have a chance to win the Award, please submit all relevant forms and supporting documents to the Award Secretariat following the guidelines below.


  • Nominations shall be submitted to the Award Secretariat at UNESCO Bangkok through the National Commissions for UNESCO, UNESCO Offices, APEID Associated Centres and other organizations associated with UNESCO, using an official Award Application Form available online at
  • Each nomination must be accompanied by the following attachments:

o   Description of the candidate’s/institution’s background and achievements (1 page, A4 size, in English)

o   Summary of work, publications and other relevant documents of major importance (maximum of 4 pages, A4 size, in English)

o   Evidence to support the nomination of the candidate (may be in English or local language)

o   Letter(s) of recommendation (in English or local languages)

o   Consent form for use and distribution of materials (available online at

  • All nominations must reach the Award Secretariat at the address below by 15 July 2011.


Wenhui Award Secretariat


920 Sukhumvit Road, Prakanong

Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Email: [email protected]


  • The results will be announced on 16 September 2011.


More information about the Award is available at

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