The longlisted products for the ELTons 2015 have been confirmed. Up until this stage ELTons judges have only been assessing application forms, now the judges will be sent product samples and get to experience the products first hand before making their suggestions for which entries will make up the 2015 shortlists.

The ELTons are organised into the following award categories:

  • Excellence in Course Innovation
  • Innovation in Learner Resources
  • Innovation in Teacher Resources
  • Digital Innovation and
  • Local Innovation.
  • The Macmillan Education Award for New Talent in Writing is also open to aspiring ELT authors who are yet to publish any of their work.

Winning an ELTon award is recognition of quality and innovation in ELT products and services and can help to grow both company and product brands. Read what previous winners have said about the impact of winning an ELTon:

P.A.L.S. scheme - ELTons 2014 winner of the Award for Local Innovation

“The success of winning an ELTON for the P.A.L.S scheme has led to more agencies making enquiries into the kind of programmes we can offer. They can see how effective such a scheme can be in helping keep students in a safer environment and at the same time allowing students the opportunity to become an integral part of the town’s community.’’
Maribel Cabrera, Welfare & Marketing Director, Country Cousins

Academic Skills Series by Collins - ELTons 2014 winner of the Award for Innovation in Learner Resources


“Winning the prestigious British Council ELTons award for Innovation in Learner Resources was a real honour, and we can’t imagine our office anymore without the beautiful ELTons trophy on the ELT bookshelf! The Collins brand and the (now award-winning) Academic Skills Series hugely benefitted from the fantastic exposure via the ELTons shortlist, and during and after the award ceremony. To be associated with such a prestigious award was not only a true honour, but it has also contributed significantly to establishing a fantastic reputation for the new series, and it helped us establish our brand as a respectable provider of EAP resources.”
Eva Maria Schmidt, International Schools & ELT Campaign Manager, Collins Learning HarperCollins Publishers UK

DVD Readers - ELTons 2013 winner of the Award for Innovation in Learner Resources

‘We were delighted to receive the British Council ELTons award for ‘Innovation in Learner Resources’ for our non-fiction DVD Readers. It is a huge honour for us to be associated with such a prestigious prize and has provided us with fantastic marketing opportunities for the series. Producing exciting and relevant materials for students and teachers alike is something that we are passionate about at Scholastic, and this award has allowed us to reach a wider audience and strengthen confidence in our brand.’
Bethan Williiams, Mary Glasgow Scholastic

The shortlist for the awards will be revealed in March on the British Council's  EnglishAgenda website and the awards ceremony will take place in London on Thursday 4 June.

Find out more about the ELTons, including videos of past ceremonies and interviews with winners here: http://englishagenda.britishcouncil.org/eltons

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