Supes' Choice Awards.

Superintendents from across the nation will evaluate education products that are solving the most challenging problems facing K-12 education today.

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Welcome to the inaugural Supes’ Choice Awards! We are so excited to kick off this award—the only education industry award judged exclusively by school district superintendents.

Our mission is to bring together the people and organizations who are committed to seeing students succeed in school and life while creating a safe space for constructive problem solving and innovative thinking. The Supes’ Choice Awards provide a unique opportunity for education companies to receive recognition from their district partners as well as coveted feedback from district leaders about their products.

Thank you for your support of the 2021 Supes’ Choice Awards. We can’t wait to see your submissions!

Best regards,


Founder and CEO, Institute for Education Innovation

 Award Categories 

  • Innovator of the Year
  • K-12 Newcomer Award
  • Best Pivot on a Dime
  • Equity and Anti-Racism Champion
  • STEM / STEAM Instructional Solution
  • Literacy Instructional Solution
  • Critical Thinking Instructional Solution
  • College and Career Readiness Solution
  • Virtual Instructional Experience
  • SEL Solution of the Year
  • Keeping Kids Safe Award
  • Most Innovative PD Solution
  • Communications and Family Engagement
  • Operations Solution
  • HR/Finance Solution

Click Here For Detailed Descriptions on Each Category

Judging Criteria

  • How well does your company's mission align with the solution it's created
  • Demonstration of innovation and creativity
  • Product viability
  • Relevancy of the problem you're tackling

*Including a case study or efficacy data is optional, but highly recommended!

Entry Details

  • All entries will be viewed & receive coveted feedback from our superintendents 
  •  You can submit multiple entries 
  • The deadline for submissions is Oct. 30th
  • $600 per entry

How to Submit

  1.  Follow all instructions carefully.
  2.  This is an online submission. To help you prepare and save time, 
     you can download the submission questions here.
  3.  Be specific and concise in your answers.
     (Our judges are busy superintendents & we want to be respectful of their time.)
  4.  Prepare a one-page document and upload it as a PDF. Simple,
  5.  Have fun with this! We know you’re proud of the work you do to
     improve student outcomes, and this is your opportunity to