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BEST Awards 2018 Overview

The BEST Awards (Business and Education through Skills and Training) is a competition run annually by Colleges NI. Now in its 8th year, the BEST Awards were created to recognise the excellence and diversity of STEM project-based learning in our further education (FE) colleges and to provide an annual showcase and competition for students to present their project work. 

 The BEST Awards is more than a competition - it is intended to be part of the development process for students preparing for their careers and in this respect, the opportunities to further develop their skills in planning, problem-solving, innovative thinking, communication and presentation are key outcomes of the experience.

The four categories for entries to this year's Awards are as follows:
  • Creative Industries
  • Life Sciences
  • Engineering and Built Environment 
  • Software