The GET Prize for Global Expression and Thought recognizes students for their learning and growth in the field of global education. Honorees will be students from member schools who embody the global education concept of “ease with the other” through their travel, classroom study, or other school experiences.

In its inaugural year, the GET Prize will be awarded at three levels (Primary School, Middle School, High School) in the amount of $333. At the Primary level, the prize may be given to an entire classroom for global learning activities, while at the Middle School and High School levels, prizes will be awarded to individual students.
A panel, consisting of members of the GEBG Curriculum Working Group, will select GET Prize recipients. Honorable Mentions will also be provided in the form of a certificate. The due date for GET Prize submissions is December 8, 2017. The criteria for the 2017 GET Prize is as follows

Primary Level (grades 1-4)

A student driven, global classroom activity: this can be a single lesson, a week-long activity, or a technology initiative – you decide!  

Criteria: This project should involve the examination of two or more cultures, languages or families (ie, two weddings, two meals, two sets of clothing.).Please provide a written narrative of the classroom activity, along with optional photos and some examples of student work.

Middle Level (grades 5-8) and High School Level (grades 9-12)

Please select one of the following:

  • Global Discovery Entry: i.e. a comparison of sports, fashion, food, visits to other cultures; or travel writing, or service reflections.
  • Global Thought Piece: i.e. a MUN policy essay, a letter to a local newspaper, a comparative literary essay that reflects on two global works; a sustained genealogy that documents a family tree, aspects of the immigration experience.

Criteria: Involves two or more cultures, languages families or national policies. Emphasis for this level is on cross-cultural perspectives and reflection. Written pieces should not exceed 750 words.

GET Prize entries are to be submitted by the school’s Global Coordinator on behalf of the student or educator. Submissions include an entry form and submission of written work. Submissions are due by December 8, 2017.

An electronic notification will be sent to both the Global Coordinator and student or educator once a completed submission is received.   If you have questions, please email  GETPrize@gebg.org.


GET Prize Criteria

Lower School Level submissions are to be submitted by a teacher on behalf of a class of students or grade level teaching team. One teacher must be designated as the point-person for the entry.

Middle and Upper School entries must be independently worked on and submitted by students, with minimum guidance from others. Minimal guidance with planning of the project is permissible, however we kindly ask that the student’s GET Prize prize entry is entirely their work.

The GET Prize submission is essentially written work. Photographs and drawings can be included, but the work will be judged on qualities of thought, evidence, organization and accuracy of English.

The word limit is a minimum of 500 words, and a maximum of 750 words

Final entries must be submitted by your school’s Global Coordinator. The Global Coordinator is expected to review each entry for quality, originality and connections with global themes.

The judging will be done by a panel of global educators not connected with member schools submitting entries.   Final selections will be announced on Thursday, February 1st. Applicants and School Global Coordinators will receive email notification.

Entries are made using the links below. Educators are welcome to post this flyer.


Submit Prize Entry

Primary Level (grades 1-4) Entry Form

Middle Level (grades 5-8) and High School Level (grades 9-12) Entry Form