Award categories 

There are two international award categories in StarT:

1) The International LUMA StarT Award is awarded to three best StarT projects internationally

2) The International LUMA StarT Education Award is awarded to three best practices internationally related to carrying out StarT in the learning community

The winners of these honoured awards will be announced annually at the StarT gala. Read more about the StarT gala here.

The most internationally active country and the public’s favourite StarT project and best practice will also be announced annually at the StarT gala.

Every participant will receive a diploma of participation.

The grand prize includes a memorable trip to Finland 

The grand prize of StarT includes a memorable trip to Finland, where the StarT gala is organized, for the teams receiving the International LUMA StarT Award or the International LUMA StarT Education Award. The award includes travel costs and accommodation in Finland for the team.

Is your team the next to win the International LUMA StarT Award? You can read more about a winning team’s memorable award trip experience in 2017 here. 

The international public voting 

After the reporting period has ended on 18.2.2018, there will be an international public voting through which the joy of learning will be shared with everyone around the world. Everyone will have a chance to vote for their favourite project and best practice videos and the public’s favourite teams will be announced at the StarT gala 2018. The public’s opinion will also influence the ten nominees selected by the StarT jury for the International LUMA StarT Awards 2018. The public voting will be open 12.3.-8.4.2018. The nominees for the International LUMA StarT Awards 2018 will be published on 16.4.2018. The winners of the International LUMA StarT Awards 2018 will be announced at the StarT gala on 5.6.2018.

Register for StarT here. Reporting for StarT can be done here.