Here’s how it works.

March 13 - May 13

Submit your Nominations

Make sure to review the submission guidelines prior to completing your application to confirm eligibility. Ensure that you explore the award categories to determine which one(s) your submission best aligns with.

June 1 - June 17

Product Demos

You will be contacted by your assigned judges to schedule a product demonstration for your submission. Each nomination will be reviewed by an independent judge to ensure fair and unbiased evaluations.

June 18 - June 24

Popular Vote

On behalf of our sponsors, NSTA and MCH Strategic Data, over 250,000 science and STEM educators will vote anonymously on products they feel have had the greatest impact on teaching and learning over the last year.

June 20 - June 25

Votes are Counted

The judges’ ratings and votes are tallied for each award category. In the case of a tie, the results of the popular vote are used to determine a winner.

June 26

Announcement of Finalists at ISTE

Finalists will be announced at ISTE 2022 and go on to the next round of judging—over 250,000 educators will have the chance to vote on Best of STEM.

July 21

Winners Announced at NSTA

Winners of the 2022 Best of STEM award will be announced at the National Science Teaching Association's summer conference.


Applications for the 2022 Educators Pick Best of STEM Awards are now closed. Winners will be announced during NSTA in Chicago on July 21, 2022.If you would like updates for the 2023 award, please subscribe below.