Tech & Learning's Best of Show awards at ISTELive 23 celebrate the products, and businesses behind them, who are transforming education in schools around the world. The awards have been running for a number of years and have increased in popularity, proving to be a must-have for any companies looking to maximise their exposure at the show.

Awarded to the exhibitors at ISTELive 23 who show the greatest promise to the industry, judged by some of the U.S.'s most tech-savvy and knowledgeable educators, and awarded by one of the leading names in the education technology industry.

Nomination deadline currently set for June 21, 2023.


Winners are announced in a press release on during the show. Further promotion will continue after ISTELive 23 through other Tech & Learning subscriber facing channels.

Tech & Learning's fully licensed "Best of Show" awards badge to use on promotional materials, in addition to a suite of pre-made winner's assets including social posts and a press release.

All winners of the awards will be featured in a special edition post-award eGuide, distributed to the Tech & Learning audience and reaching 70,000 school district decision makers.


  • Nominating a product is easy. No shipping of products or setting up guest user accounts. Just complete a simple form that includes your product's name, image and a brief description. 
  • Winning a Best of Show award signifies that your product has, or will have, an incredible impact on teaching and learning experiences. Our judges are looking for the best of the best in EdTech innovation. 
  • Winners of the Best of Show award will be featured in Tech&Learning magazine, reaching over 70,000 industry professionals who will see your product showcased in a special section of educator-endorsed products. 

What are the ISTE Best of Show Awards?
The program recognizes products exhibited at ISTELive 23 which are believed to be changing the way we educate around the world. Winners are selected by panels of professional users and editors based on product descriptions provided in the nomination form, as well as on judges' inspection at the show.


Who can enter?
Any organization who is exhibiting at ISTELive 23 can nominate their products for a Best of Show award.  If your company has developed a new innovative product or service, or updated an existing product, entering the Best of Show awards is a great way to stand out!


When are entries due?
The deadline is 23:59 June 21st 2023 PST. We reserve the right to consider late applicants as circumstances dictate.


How much does it cost to enter?
$595 per entry
$525 per entry when submitting 2-4 products
$495 per entry when submitting 5+ products


May I enter more than one product?
Yes. There is no limit to the number of products you may nominate. Each requires a nomination form and entry fee(s).


How are the products evaluated?
A panel of judges and editors, chosen in advance by the editors of Tech & Learning, will review nominations and choose the winners.


Is my information confidential?
Yes. It will not be published prior to the convention or shared with anyone beyond the judges or editors.


How do I pay?
Click here to enter a product and pay by credit card.


When will winners be announced?
The recipients will be announced on before the end of the conference. Winners will also be recognized in the following month's issue and newsletters from Tech & Learning. 


What do I get if I win?
Winners of Tech & Learning's Best of Show at ISTELive 23 will receive a fully-licensed winner's award badge to be used in digital promotions, a full suite of pre-made winner's assets including social graphics and a press release, and a feature in a special edition of Tech & Learning that focuses on the show.


Award Enquiries

Jon Massingham

Editorial Enquiries

Christine Weiser