Apple is once again in the running for a prestigious BETT Award.

BETT is the world's largest and most successful technology in education show. It takes place at Olympia, London, 10-13 January 2007.

Apple's iLife '06 software suite has been shortlisted in the 'Creative and Constructive Tools' category of the BETT Awards 2007.

These annual awards are given in recognition to the the best ICT products and services for the education sector.

Becta chief executive, Stephen Crowne, said: "We know that technology can help raise standards, personalise learning and offer choices. With only about 15 per cent of schools fully embracing technology and the benefits it can bring to learners, the BETT Awards are an important way of showcasing what ICT can offer schools and colleges."

Apple also confirmed it will have "a large presence" at the show, which is often the first chance in Europe to take a look at any new products from the company that may be revealed at Macworld Expo, San Francisco.

Apple's iMac won a BETT Award in 2003, iDVD won a prize in 2002, while AirPort and iBook claimed prizes in 2001 and the iBook took a prize in 2000.

The winners of the awards will be announced on 10 January 2007.