Cambridge University Press is asking people around the world to submit their stories about inspiring teachers, as the publisher opens its Cambridge Dedicated Teacher Awards for 2022. The global competition provides the chance for students, parents and colleagues to say ‘thank-you’ to a special teacher. Nominations are open between 11 January and 11 March 2022.
Nominations can be made by going to dedicatedteacher.cambridge.org/nominate and submitting a written entry (in English) of less than 150 words or a video no longer than two minutes.
Running for the fourth year, the awards are a chance for Cambridge University Press to show its support and admiration for the teaching community.
“Teachers play an incredibly important part in our society – they mold the young minds that will, in turn, grow up to shape the world as we know it,” commented Managing Director for Education at Cambridge University Press, Rod Smith.
“Indeed, teachers have had to adapt to keep schools running and students learning over these past two years. Now, more than ever before, we are grateful for the hard work that these special people put into their profession. We’d like to invite anyone who has reason to say ‘thank-you’ to a teacher to share their story so that we may do it together.”
At the close of the nomination period – 11 March 2022 – a panel of educational experts will choose six regional winners who have made a difference to the lives of their students. These teachers will receive a trophy and feature on a ‘thank you’ page at the front of every new Cambridge University Press Education textbook for one year from September 2022. They will also win class sets of books or digital resources.
The public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite story when the regional winners are announced via social media on 25 April 2022. Cambridge University Press will announce the overall winner on 17 May 2022.
In 2021, the Cambridge Dedicated Teacher Awards received a staggering 13,000 nominations from 112 different countries. From six regional winners, the public chose social studies teacher Annamma Lucy from GEMS Our Own English High School Sharjah-Boys’ Branch in the United Arab Emirates as the overall winner.
The Cambridge Dedicated Teacher Awards stipulate that for an entry to be valid, nominators should only nominate one teacher. Furthermore, nominations may not be for family members, relatives or partners. For more information, or for full terms and conditions, please go to dedicatedteacher.cambridge.org