The Ben Warren Prize: Criteria

The criteria for choosing the winner of the Ben Warren Trust Prize are as outlined below.

The winning entry should:

  • Be relevant — to practising ELT teachers, not just academics

  • Be original — break new ground and not simply refry old, familiar ideas

  • Be inspirational — teachers should want to rush out and experiment with some of the ideas suggested

  • Be well-written — intelligible, coherent, a good read

  • Be consistent with IH core values


  • Candidates must submit three copies of their work by 31st December

  • Entries for the 2017 Prize must be copyright dated 2016 or 2017

  • Entries may be submitted in manuscript form