Upcoming Awards


April 30: Early Career Educator of Color Leadership Award

This award is to supports early career teachers of color as they build accomplished teaching careers in literacy education.


May 1: NCTE Donald H. Graves Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Writing

This award recognizes teachers in grades K-6 who, through the teaching of writing, demonstrate an understanding of student improvement in writing.


May 1: Outstanding Middle Level Educator Award

An award for exceptional English language arts teachers of grades 6-8 who have demonstrated excellence in teaching English language arts and inspired a spirit of inquiry and a love of learning in their students.


May 1: CCCC Outstanding Book Award

Presented annually for work in the field of composition and rhetoric.


May 1: ELATE James N. Britton Award

To encourage English Language Arts teacher development, consistent with the major goal of ELATE, by promoting classroom-based research in which teachers at any educational level raise questions about teaching and learning in their own teaching/learning settings.


May 20: ELATE Geneva Smitherman Cultural Diversity Grant

This grant offers up to two $500 awards for first-time NCTE Conference presenters who are members of groups historically underrepresented in NCTE and ELATE.


May 30: NCTE and Penguin Random House Teacher Awards

The National Teacher Award for Lifelong Readers honors a teacher who inspires their students to read all genres of writing; the Maya Angelou Teacher Award for Poetry will honor Ms. Angelou’s legacy by recognizing a teacher who inspires their students to love poetry.


Awards List