CASTME partner with Findel International Education Resources and Philip Harris
to sponsor the 2018 CASTME Award Scheme



For over 30 years, the CASTME Award Scheme has been highlighting educational projects from across the world which address the social or human context of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The award scheme is run by the Commonwealth Association of Science, Technology and Mathematics Educators, an organisation established in 1974 with an aim of sharing best practice across the STEM disciplines and to demonstrate the importance of STEM to local environments, schools and communities. Awards are offered for educational projects, which address the social or human context of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Any group or individual involved in any form of education in the widest senses, formal or informal, within societies can enter including pre-school, Primary or Secondary. Additionally, Tertiary education projects can be entered from school, college, university or from communities. To confirm if you are eligible to enter, please supply your full name, full address and any queries you have to

There are three awards available, all provided by Findel International Education Resources.

The Findel CASTME Education Award is presented to the entry that displays an innovative approach to increasing STEM awareness in the everyday world. The winner will receive a £300 voucher for equipment or educational resources from the Philip Harris International catalogue. View the full range at

There are also two Findel CASTME Awards of £50 to be awarded for a community project focused on mothers, carers and/or the community. The winning submissions will receive a £50 voucher for equipment or educational resources from the Hope Education International primary catalogue. View the full range at

In all cases, transport and insurance to the recipient country is included.

The submissions should outline the aims and objectives of the project, its form, target audience, location, organisers and means of delivery. All entries must be submitted by Friday 31st August and can be hand-written or types in English and should not exceed 10,000 words. Reports should be based on personal experience and should include substantial evidence of teaching, learning methods or other educational work. Electronic submission is acceptable, but emails must not have more than 3 attachments. It is strongly recommended that photos are used to illustrate work. Please note, reference to sources of information or illustrations such as published papers, journals, magazines and books as well as organisations such as resources centres, science centres, libraries and museums should be made where applicable.

The projects will be judged by a panel of experts against the following criteria with the winners to be formally announced at the UK ASE conference in January 2019:

1.         Increasing STEM awareness in the everyday world.

2.         Improving standards of literacy and numeracy

3.         Originality

4.         Creativity and Inventiveness

5.         Practical usage

6.         Social relevance

7.         Contribution to society

8.         Positive effects on gender issues

9.         Demonstration of effective project management

10.  Clarity and a high standard of presentation, organisation and structure.

CASTME and Findel International Education Resources reserve the right to publish entries in part or full and proudly display projects at conferences and events around the world and therefore cannot return any submissions.

To find out more information about the CASTME Award Scheme, visit and all entries should be submitted to