They recognise the achievements of people who dedicate their lives to children and young people and showcase the valuable work and innovation in Scottish classrooms.
The Scottish Education Awards were first launched in November 2001 by the Scottish Government and the Scottish Daily Record, with the specific aims of celebrating the successes and recognising the achievements taking place within Scottish education.
Entry to the Awards is open to all publicly funded schools, including secondary, primary, nursery and special schools. There is a wide variety of categories to enter which are linked to the Curriculum for Excellence Programme and that also recognise the dedication and commitment of teaching staff and education supporters.
The winners of the school categories will receive a trophy, a certificate and a £400 prize. Runner-up schools will receive a certificate and £200.
The winners of the individual categories will receive a trophy, a certificate and £400 for their school. Runners up will receive a certificate and £200 for their school.
Nominations for the 2017 Scottish Education Awards have now closed.