BELMAS encourages the fullest engagement of members in the study and practice of educational leadership, management and administration and recognises significant contributions through a number of annual awards. These awards are presented at the annual conference.
Distinguished Service Award (DSA) - now open
Awarded to members who have made a unique contribution to the Society's aims over the course of their career. Candidates may be nominated by individuals, a school or college or a department of education.
EMAL Best Paper Award
Awarded by the editorial board of the journal Educational Management, Administration & Leadership (EMAL) to the writer(s) of the best papers by a new contributor to the journal.
MIE Best Paper Award
Awarded by the editorial board of the journal Management in Education (MiE) to the writer(s) of the best papers by a new contributor to the journal.
Doctoral Thesis Award - now closed
Awarded to the individual whose thesis is deemed by the Selection Panel to have made the most important contribution to our understanding of educational leadership and/or management and/or policy.
Awarded to practitioner researchers who can demonstrate the implications for leadership for an innovation in an educational setting which makes a significant contribution to development. Three authors will be shortlisted to present at a Practitioner Workshop of the Annual Conference and the overall winner will be invited to present their paper as part of the Conference programme. The three finalists will be offered assistance with adapting their paper for publication.