Awards - NCTE

Upcoming Awards


Funding Opportunities for the 2022 CCCC Annual Convention

CCCC invites applications for the following CCCC travel awards to attend the 2022 CCCC Annual Convention in Chicago, IL, March 9–12, 2022.

Deadline December 15

NCTE Outstanding Elementary Educator in the English Language Arts Award

This award recognizes a distinguished national or international educator who has made major contributions to the field of language arts in elementary education.

Deadline January 10 [extended]

CCCC Stonewall Service Award

Recognizes members of CCCC/NCTE who have consistently worked to improve the experiences of sexual and gender minorities within the organization and the profession.

Deadline January 31

Edwyna Wheadon Postgraduate Training Scholarship

Provides funding for professional development experiences for English/Language Arts teachers working in public educational institutions. The scholarship supports postgraduate training to enhance teaching skills and/or career development in teaching.

Deadline February 15

Achievement Awards in Writing

Award encourages high school juniors to write and publicly recognizes the best student writing. Themed prompt for 2022: “I hope or I could not live”

Promising Young Writer Award

This award aims to stimulate and recognize the writing talents of eighth-grade students and to emphasize the importance of writing skills among eighth-grade students. Themed prompt for 2022: Exploring Boundaries

Deadline March 1

David H. Russell Award

This award recognizes published research in language, literature, rhetoric, teaching procedures, or cognitive processes that may sharpen the teaching or the content of English at any level.

Promising Researcher Award

This award competition is open to individuals who have completed dissertations, theses, or initial, independent studies after the dissertations.

Deadline March 15

Cultivating New Voices among Scholars of Color, 2022-2024

The NCTE Research Foundation’s Cultivating New Voices among Scholars of Color (CNV) program is designed to provide two years of support, mentoring, and networking opportunities for early career scholars of color.

CEL Emerging Leaders Fellowship Program (ELF)

The Emerging Leaders Fellowship Program (ELF) provides leadership support, mentoring, and networking opportunities for early career leaders of language arts programs at the K-university levels.



Children’s Book Awards nominations are accepted until October 15 each year for the Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction, the Orbis Pictus Award for nonfiction, and the Notable Poetry Books and Verse Novels list. Every other year, we give the Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children (nominations not accepted).

Awards List