Apple’s iBook has been shortlisted for the BETT 2000 education awards.

The iBook appears in two categories - ICT hardware for secondary schools, where it competes with Lego’s Mindstorm Robolab, and ICT hardware for primary schools, where it vies with the JamCam digital camera from Tag Developments, and the Dreamwriter IT from NTS.

Last year, Apple Xemplar (Apple’s education division) won the BETT secondary equipment award with the iMac.

The awards, presented by Emap Education and sponsored by Microsoft, Intel, TES, Compaq and 3Com, recognize the achievements of companies and individuals who have made significant contributions to the education sector.

There are sixteen categories, such as learning resources online, educational software, and software applications. Other big names in the shortlist include Granada Learning, BBC, Tesco, Sainsbury, and the British Museum.