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 - 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.
Reflective Practice Award - now open
Awarded to those in leadership roles in schools, colleges and universities who are able to demonstrate leadership of an innovation in an educational setting which has made a significant contribution to the development of an organisation.
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.