Here it is. The coveted Captain Astounding trophy for heroes of education. The highest accolade
that can be awarded to an educator in the field of mathematics, science or technology. It's a
gleaming sculpture about 20cm high depicting a famous Fulchester nightclub owner. We cast a new
copy specially for each winner so it's a trophy for keeps (just like an Oscar, but much more handsome).
You can click on the image at left for a higher resolution photo.
Who can win it?
Any hero of education can win the Captain Astounding trophy, be they teacher, author, broadcaster
or freelance pirate populariser. But winners tend to be UK based educators with some kind of web
presence offering free educational material. One thing all winners have in common is a gift for
infecting others with their enthusiasm for maths or science or technology
Why do we do it?
You'd be surprised how many heroes there are out there. Once you start surfing you'll run into
hundreds of them. We'd give awards to all of them if we could, but for the time being it'll just
have to be for the most outstanding few. Dan Welchman, boss of our publishers
Dan Welchman Productions explains...