The Educate Awards ceremony will be broadcast live on YouTube, on Friday 29 January.
Due to COVID-19, the event has had to take on a different format this year and following the successful broadcast of the shortlist announcement, the winners will now be revealed via a live stream in the new year.
Although the physical event with the drinks reception, sit-down dinner and the glittering ceremony can’t take place, the team at the awards are working hard to ensure some elements remain the same, with a hybrid of physical and virtual elements.
In a venue where social distancing can be adhered to, broadcaster Simon ‘Rossie’ Ross will present the awards and one representative from each sponsor will announce the winners, connecting with each school to get a live reaction.
As always, special performances from schools will also be intertwined in the running order.
Founder of the Educate Awards, Kim O’Brien, said: “It is a truly great shame that we are unable to host the event in Liverpool Cathedral this year, but due to the ever-changing government guidelines, we have made the difficult decision to make the awards virtual.
“We had some amazing feedback from schools, colleges and sponsors following the announcement of the shortlist and so we feel confident that we can make the event just as special as previous years.
Kim added: “Whilst we can’t all be together under one roof, this temporary format will give people who have not had the opportunity to come to the event before, the chance to see it for themselves.”
Further details will be released early in January.