Why should I enter both the Distinguished Achievement Awards and the Golden Lamps? What is the difference between the two programs?
The Distinguished Achievement Awards are different from the Golden Lamp Awards in that they are judged solely against entries of the same type (i.e. children’s news story, young adult sponsored publications, etc.). Golden Lamp Award entries, on the other hand, are judged against all audiences and types of their given category (Curriculum, Periodicals, Professional Development, Technology Innovations). Thus only four Golden Lamps will be awarded and the winners are referred to as the “best of the best.” Companies enter the Distinguished Achievement Awards because they want their products to be judged against specific criteria and enter the Golden Lamps because they believe they have the best Instructional Material, Book, Periodical, or Technology product overall. Many companies choose to enter both the Golden Lamps and the Distinguished Achievement Awards.