Sunday 29 October 2017 to Saturday 04 November 2017

The ELTons are the international awards that recognise and celebrate excellence in innovation in English language teaching and learning. Now in their sixteenth year, the British Council’s ELTons Innovation Awards are open for applications from English language teaching professionals – educators, writers, authors, publishers and project managers – around the world.

In 2018 applications will be accepted for innovative ELT products and services in one of the following awards categories:

  • Excellence in course innovation
  • Innovation in learner resources
  • Innovation in teacher resources
  • Digital innovation
  • Local innovation award
  • The British Council lifetime achievement award 

Applications are judged by a panel of ELT experts using the Delphi judging technique. The shortlists will be announced in March 2018 and winners will be revealed at the ELTons ceremony, in London in June 2018.


Applications are accepted by Friday, 3 November 2017, 23.59 UK time.