NCTE offers awards in many categories. See the category list below for award details and nomination information or view the Alphabetical List of Awards.
The Secondary Section of the National Council of Teachers of English has 3 high school level awards:
High School Teachers of Excellence Award
The Secondary Section of NCTE wishes to recognize and celebrate high school classroom teachers. All state, provincial, regional, and local affiliates can participate in nominating a high school teacher for this award. Annually, each affiliate will determine one person in that affiliate to receive this award from the Secondary Section.
Affiliates, nominate your High School Teacher of Excellence NOW!!!
Paul and Kate Farmer English Journal Writing Award
The Paul and Kate Farmer English Journal Writing Award is given annually to the authors of two articles written by teachers and published in English Journal. Book reviewers will not be eligible for consideration, but articles written for specific English Journal columns may be considered. and the
Edwin M. Hopkins Award
The Edwin M. Hopkins Award recognizes outstanding English Journal articles written by someone who does not qualify for the English Journal Paul and Kate Farmer Award. This award is given bi-annually (every other year).
Edwyna Wheadon Postgraduate Scholarship Fund
Edwyna Wheadon Postgraduate Training Scholarship funds will provide funding for professional development experiences for English/Language Arts teachers in public educational institutions. The purpose of the scholarship is to support postgraduate training to enhance teaching skills and/or career development in teaching.
Established in 1970; given by the NCTE Standing Committee on Research, the 2013 Promising Researcher Award Competition is open to individuals who have completed dissertations, theses, or initial, independent studies after the dissertations between December 1, 2010 and January 31, 2013. Recipient Announced!
Achievement Award in Writing - February 13 entry deadline
Achievement Awards in Writing (for 11th grade students). AA Brochure. Electronic entry form. Entry deadline Feb. 13, 2013. This school-based writing program encourages high school students in their writing and recognizes publicly some of the best student writers in the nation.
Writing Awards Submissions Site Opens March 1.
Middle and high school teachers and students from high schools and two- and four-year colleges can begin to submit their writing on March 1 for the following awards sponsored by NCTE and the Norman Mailer Center:
• nonfiction written by middle school and high school teachers
• creative nonfiction written by high school students
• creative nonfiction written by students at two-year colleges, junior colleges, and technical colleges
• creative nonfiction written by four-year college students
• poetry written by students at four-year colleges, two-year colleges, junior colleges, and technical colleges