General Award Process


  • Award nominations are open to any member of the Open community.
  • Staff and current Board Members of the Open Education Global are not eligible for individual awards.


  • Nominations are made in writing using the online application form. 
  • Submissions can be by written description alone, but a short video (< 5min) highlighting the submission’s relevance is encouraged. Videos should be posted to YouTube and tagged OEAwards2021 in the video’s title.

Nominations Criteria 

For Individual Awards

  • Anyone may propose a nomination for individual award categories. 
  • Individuals may self-nominate, in which case the submission must include a letter of support from someone that can attest to the eligibility of the individual; such as a working colleague, faculty member or academic advisor.

For Resources & Practices Awards

  • Nominations are accepted from the community in general.
  • Institutions and organizations may self-nominate (letter of support is not necessary). 

Winners Selection

  • The Awards for Excellence Committee, comprised of individuals from the OEG members, will review and select finalists. 


2022 timeline will be posted in mid January.


Call for nominations is now closed.

*If you know of an interesting open project, initiative or idea that doesn’t fit our award criteria or if you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact us at