Schedule for StarT 2020–2021

StarT is organized annually every academic year. The schedule below describes the annual events of StarT. You can of course carry out projects according to your own schedule but many features of StarT take place at a specific time, so it is good to keep the schedule in mind if you want to participate in StarT.

May onwards

The registration to become a member of the international StarT community for the upcoming StarT season opens in May. Registration is optional but recommended: those who have registered as StarT learning communities can be offered extra support and latest news of the current season.

Register here to receive information and support!


StarT projects (and of course best educational practices) are carried out in learning communities.

We hope that every StarT learning community shares the joy of learning in their own community by organizing a StarT Day: this way children and youngsters get to present their work for example to their parents and others.

14.2.2021: Deadline for reporting projects and best practices!

Reporting opens on the 1st of December 2020. You can report your work and participate in the StarT competition by filling in an online form with links to your videos and learning diaries. Make sure you have reported your projects and best practices by 14.2.2021


During spring time the joy of learning is shared through StarT Festivals and the international public voting on to find out the public’s favourites. This is also the time for jury work.  Those projects and practices who pass through the preselection will continue on to the public voting and will be taken into account when the StarT Jury deliberates on the ten  nominees for International LUMA StarT 2021 awards.  The names of the nominees will be published by the end of April.

Late May–early June

The StarT season culminates at the International StarT Gala, where the best projects and best educational practices of the year are awarded!  

June 2021: Winners of the International LUMA StarT 2021 awards will be published at the StarT Gala held online on the 9th of June 2021. The gala is a part of the International LUMAT Symposium.