AFRICA EDUCATION MEDAL

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

General Preamble

Education is the key to Africa’s future. The continent’s great changemakers recognise this. A good education empowers whole communities. It will skill the next generation to fulfil their full potential in a world being transformed by technology. It will reduce poverty and inequality. And it will produce the scientists and leaders of tomorrow who will go on to grapple with Africa’s greatest challenges from climate change to food insecurity and disease.

In the decades leading up to the pandemic, Africa had been making great strides in boosting school enrolment. To protect and expand upon these vital gains in the face of the greatest disruption global education has ever known, it will take everyone working together. Leaders with bold visions for a better tomorrow – teachers, NGOs, politicians, tech entrepreneurs, figures from the public and private sectors – can help build a future where every child in Africa can achieve the quality education that is their birthright.

That is why we are launching the Africa Education Medal to recognise the tireless work of those who are transforming education across the continent - to celebrate the stories of those who have lit the spark of change so others will be inspired to take up the torch.

The Africa Education Medal will be awarded to an outstanding individual who has demonstrated impact, leadership, and advocacy in the field of education.

 

Eligibility

The Africa Education Medal is open to individuals working to improve pre-kindergarten, K-12, vocational and university education who are one of the following:

  • Educators and school administrators
  • Civil society leaders
  • Public servants and government officials
  • Political leaders
  • Technologists and innovators

Nominees must demonstrate their contribution in at least one of the following key areas in education:

  • Significantly improving learning outcomes
  • Promoting girls’ education
  • Promoting equity and broadening access to education
  • Advancing pedagogical or technological innovation
  • Building and strengthening educator capacity
  • Catalysing civic participation in education
  • Championing the rights of education stakeholders

 

Judging Process

Nominees will be assessed on the following criteria:

  1. Impact: the nominee must demonstrate the concrete difference they have made in improving education. We are looking for evidence that the nominee’s work has led to tangible improvements to the lives and learning of students as well as those in the wider community, or has affected demonstrable change in the education ecosystem on a national or international level. Quantitative evidence is important here, such as how many students reached or measurable improvements to education outcomes, but so is displaying innovation and the overcoming of adversity to achieve these impacts.
  2. Leadership: the nominee must demonstrate their leadership through example. Great changemakers do not act alone. They inspire a movement. Whether it is in one organisation, one community or across an entire nation or region, leaders have the ability to make things happen because they are the change they want to see in the world. We are looking for evidence that the nominee has carried others with them in their vision for change, that they have defined a goal for others to strive to, that they have inspired others to take action, and that their own actions have set a positive example that others have followed.
  3. Advocacy: the nominee must explain how they have advocated for change, particularly where they are not in a position to enact that change themselves. Change doesn’t just come from the top. Often it is built from the bottom up. And that means people working every day to advocate for their cause. Here we are looking for evidence – ideally already in the public record – that nominees have been prominent advocates for improving education in some way. Whether that is through media articles, books, television or radio appearances, public talks, lobbying or leading a movement, we want to see the steps nominees have gone through to make those in power sit up and take notice of their ideas.

 

The judging process is as follows:

  1. Once the nomination period has closed, T4 Education will notify all nominees through the email address provided by the nominator and will request their consent to enter the contest. The nomination forms will be read and assessed. Depending on the assessment and/or an interview, the nominee may get shortlisted for consideration in the Top 10 list by T4 Education.
  2. Once a shortlist of possible Top 10 nominees has been proposed, we will conduct further due diligence and verify the information on the nomination forms. We may be asking the nominator and/or the nominee for evidence of their impact, leadership, and advocacy, to support their nomination.
  3. We will put together evaluation packages for the Top 10 nominees which will be sent to our Jury composed of prominent leaders representing teachers, academia, NGOs, government, and the private sector committed to education in Africa. At this point, judges will be asked to declare conflicts of interest, and should they arise, they will be asked to recuse themselves from judging.
  4. The Jury will vote for the winner.
  5. The Winner will be announced in September 2022.

 

Timeline

April 7th 2022 - Launch of the nomination process

June 3rd 2022 - Nominations close

July 2022 - Announcement of Top 10 finalists

September 2022 - Announcement of the winner

January 2023 - Africa Education Lecture to felicitate the winner of the AEM

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

By participating in this contest (“Contest”), each Nominator and Nominee accepts and agrees to be bound by the following terms and conditions.

We define “Nominators” as those individuals that submit a nomination form to nominee an individual to the Africa Education Medal.

We define “Nominees” as those individuals that are either nominated by someone else, or that have nominated themselves to the Africa Education Medal through the nomination form.

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS ON APPLICATION FOR ALL NOMINATIONS

Conditions and Limitations for everyone:

    • All Nominators and Nominees must be aged 18+. T4 Education may request documentation to verify this information at its own discretion.
    • All nominations must be submitted online through our website: africaeducationmedal.org
    • By submitting a form, all Nominees and Nominators agree to join our T4 Prizes mailing lists which will act as the main channel of communication regarding the contest. For more information on how to unsubscribe, our privacy practices, and how we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy, please review our Privacy Policy.
    • T4 Education is not responsible for late, lost, uncompleted, or misdirected entries.
    • T4 Education will not be obligated to provide feedback to unsuccessful nominations.
    • Nominators and Nominees will not be reimbursed for any costs incurred in connection with submitting the Nomination.
    • Upon submission, Nominators and Nominees grant T4 Education a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free and worldwide license to use and modify the nomination and the supportive material provided in it, in whole or in part, for commercial and other purposes, without any payment or other consideration, for use in any media now known or hereafter discovered, in perpetuity, to the extent legally permissible.
    • By entering this Contest, each Nominator and/or Nominee forever discharges and releases T4 Education from any and all liability, claims, causes of action, suits, and demands of any kind (“Claims”) arising from an in connection with the Contest. The Nominator and/or Nominee also indemnifies T4 Education from all Claims arising from third parties in relation to the Nominee’s participation in this Contest or the breach of these Terms and Conditions by the Applicant.
    • The Nominee agrees to the use of their name and likeness in publicity without notice or any additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. T4 Education is not obligated to attribute a nomination to the Nominator who submitted it. 
    • At T4 Education’s discretion, the Nominator and/or Nominee may be required to provide proof of compliance with any of these Terms and Conditions.
    • Upon T4 Education’s request at any time, and in order to verify the information submitted, Nominees may have to provide evidence and references to support their applications.
    • T4 Education reserves the right to directly contact any of the referees provided by the Nominee to verify their application.
  • Any personal or organisational information not included in the nomination materials collected in connection with this Contest is collected, used, and maintained according to our Privacy Policy: https://t4.education/privacy-policy/

 

TERMS FOR ALL FINALISTS

In addition to the Terms and Conditions for all nominations which have been accepted:

  • During the period of two years, the Top 10 finalists shall not conduct themselves (by act of omission) in such a way to bring education or T4 Education into disrepute (as may be determined at the sole discretion of T4 Education).
  • The finalist acknowledges that T4 Education has the right to publicise and broadcast the finalist’s name, voice, and likeness, the fact that they qualified, and all materials incidental thereto. T4 Education is not obligated to attribute a nomination to the Nominator who submitted it.
  • For a period of one year after their inclusion in the finalist shortlist, the finalist must (i) serve as Ambassador for T4 Education. Serving as Ambassador shall include but not be limited to attending events, promoting activities, disseminating information, speaking to the media and other audiences, undertaking training and other commitments outside of working hours, on weekends and/or on holidays. T4 Education will pay for all international travel and accommodation expenses where it has requested the winner to undertake such a commitment.
  • The finalist will provide T4 Education with 14 days prior written notice of any public speaking engagements.
  • Inclusion in the finalist community obligates the finalist to: (i) collaborate where requested, (ii) participate in events, (iii) participate in media engagements, (iv) participate in research programmes, (v) host events to showcase their expertise when requested, (vi) fully promote T4 Education’s events to their community to ensure maximum participation, (vii) use all media channels, including social media accounts to promote the above engagements where requested, (viii) disseminate information to their networks.
  • Upon T4 Education’s request, finalists will have to provide examples of evidence and letters of reference to support their nomination, and may also have to participate in film formats to showcase their work. T4 will be responsible for all charges related to the showcasing and promotion of the Contest.

 

TERMS FOR WINNERS

We define ‘Winners’ as those adjudged to have been voted as the recipient of the Medal in any given year. 

In addition to the Terms and Conditions for all finalists which have been accepted:

  • During the period of a year, the winner shall not conduct themselves (by act of omission) in such a way to bring education or T4 Education into disrepute (as may be determined at the sole discretion of T4 Education).
  • The winner acknowledges that the Medal must be deployed for the upliftment of education.
  • The winner must not use this honour, neither directly nor indirectly, for (i) any purpose that may bring the education sector into disrepute (as may be determined at the sole discretion of T4 Education) (ii) any illegal activity;
  • The winner acknowledges that T4 Education has the right to publicise and broadcast the winner’s name, voice, and likeness, the fact that they won, and all materials incidental thereto. T4 Education is not obligated to attribute a nomination to the Nominator who submitted it.
  • Notwithstanding any other provision of these Terms and Conditions, T4 Education reserves the right to: (i) require the winner to return any the Medal if, at any point after the award of the Medal to the winner, it is discovered that: (a) any of the nomination material was false or misleading in any way, (b) the winner was not in fact eligible or (c) that any of these Terms and Conditions have otherwise been breached.
  • For a period of three years after the awarding of the Medal to the winner, the winner must (i) serve as Ambassador for T4 Education. Serving as Ambassador shall include but not be limited to attending events, speaking to the media, undertaking training and other commitments outside of working hours, on weekends and/or on holidays. T4 Education will pay for all international travel and accommodation expenses where it has requested the winner to undertake such a commitment.
  • The winner will provide T4 Education with 14 days prior written notice of any public speaking engagements.
  • T4 Education reserves the right to terminate the Contest without awarding the Medal if no eligible winner is found or claims the Medal within the required time.
  • These Terms and Conditions are subject to modification by T4 Education in its sole discretion and will be binding upon all Applicants. Any change or modification will be properly displayed on our website, which will apply from the date that they are uploaded.
  • This Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law. Each of these Terms & Conditions is subject to applicable law.
  • If any Term or Condition or part-Term or Condition is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall be deemed deleted, however shall not affect the rest of these Terms and Conditions, in its validity and enforceability.
  • This Contest and these Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales, without regard to any conflicts of law principles. Any and all claims or disputes arising out of or in connection with this Contest or these Terms & Conditions shall be subject to non-exclusive jurisdiction of English courts.