Participate in StarT 2020-2021 now

A StarT learning community can be a school (primary, secondary, high school or college), a kindergarten, an extracurricular activity group, or even a family!

You can participate in the international StarT competition by describing the projects and/or the best practice of your learning community through our online form. The online form will be open for reporting your StarT projects and/or best practice until the 14th of February 2021. StarT projects are reported in the form of short videos and learning diaries (more here), and best practices in the form of short videos and written descriptions (more here).

NB. Are you participating from one of our StarT partner countries (China, Jordan, Lithuania, Serbia, Turkey or Ukraine)?
All participants from these countries should register with and report their work to their national StarT office.
See the contact information here. 

If you haven’t registered as a StarT learning community yet:

Please note that the registration form accepts already reports of projects/best practice. You can either report everything (or some parts of your work) immediately, or you can register as a StarT learning community even if you are not ready to report yet.  Just type in “0” for projects and best practice, and only sign up the contact persons of the learning community. You can later report your projects/best practice like described above (but no later than 14.2.2021). Registered participants receive information messages and reminders about deadlines.

If you haven’t registered yet, click here.

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Ready to report?

Each learning community should have a StarT contact person who makes sure that all relevant material is submitted through the online form before the deadline according to the instructions. 

The evaluation is based on the information provided through the online form by the deadline (14.2.2021). Please assign time for filling out the form as the selection of the winners of the international StarT competition will be done entirely based on the online form. No information can be added or changed after the deadline, and submissions not meeting the criteria will be ignored.

Please note that as the goal of StarT is to share ideas and give visibility for work done in learning communities, by reporting your work to StarT you share the rights related to using, sharing, publishing and editing submitted material with LUMA Centre Finland.

Please make sure you have read the instructions carefully:

Instructions for reporting your work through the online form

Rules of the international StarT competition 

If you have already registered and you want to report the projects/best practice of your learning community:

Your confirmation email includes “the group’s open registration link”. You can report your projects/best practice by using this link (until 14.2.2021), even if during registration you chose “0” for projects and best practice. You can also share the link for example to a project team and they can fill out their own section of the form. You will be able to edit the information until the reporting deadline.

If you cannot find your confirmation email and the links it includes please contact us at

Also teachers who participate with just a best practice represent a learning community and participate as a learning community.

The instructions and assessment criteria for

StarT projects
StarT best practices

More information:

About StarT competition
A quick guide to StarT 

In StarT everyone learns from each others’ ideas and innovations. Welcome to StarT!