Awards - National Council of Teachers of English

Upcoming Awards

June 15

Media Literacy Award
This award showcases NCTE members who have developed innovative approaches for integrating media analysis and composition into their instruction.

NCTE National Intellectual Freedom Award
Established in 1997 by NCTE and SLATE–Support for the Learning and Teaching of English–this award is given to individuals, groups, or institutions that merit recognition for advancing the cause of intellectual freedom. A subcommittee of the NCTE Standing Committee Against Censorship selects the recipient(s).



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.

Awards List

Achievement Awards in Writing (10th and 11th grade)

Affiliate – NCTE Intellectual Freedom (State, Regional, Provincial)

Affiliate Excellence Award

Affiliate Journal Awards

Affiliate Membership Award

Affiliate Multicultural Program

Affiliate – NCTE Fund Teachers for the Dream

Affiliate – NCTE Leadership Development

Affiliate Newsletter Award

Affiliate – Student Affiliate Excellence Award

Affiliate Website Award

ALAN Award

Alan C. Purves Award

Berry Research Award to Study Careers of English Majors

CCCC Advancement of Knowledge Award

CCCC Assistance Fund for Contingent Faculty

CCCC Chairs’ Memorial Scholarship

CCCC Disability in College Composition Travel Awards

CCCC Emergent Researcher Awards

CCCC Exemplar Award

CCCC Gloria Anzaldúa Rhetorician Award

CCCC James Berlin Memorial Outstanding Dissertation

CCCC Lavender Rhetorics Award for Excellence in Queer Scholarship

CCCC The Luiz Antonio Marcuschi Travel Awards

CCCC Outstanding Book Award

CCCC Outstanding Dissertation in Technical Communication

CCCC Outstanding Teaching Award

CCCC Professional Equity Project (PEP)

CCCC Research Impact Award

CCCC Research Initiative

CCCC Richard Braddock Award

CCCC Scholars for the Dream

CCCC Stonewall Service Award

CCCC Technical and Scientific Communication Awards

CCCC Tribal College Faculty

CCCC Writing Program Certificate of Excellence

CEL – ELQ Best Article

CEL Kent Williamson Exemplary Leader Award

CEL Innovative Leadership Award

CEL Teacher-Leader of Excellence Award

Charlotte Huck Award (fiction for children)

Cultivating New Voices Among Scholars of Color Grant

David H. Russell Research Award

Distinguished Service Award

Donald Graves Writing Award (grades K-6)

Edwin M. Hopkins – English Journal

Edwyna Wheadon Postgraduate Scholarship

ELATE Early Career Presenter Scholarship

ELATE Geneva Smitherman Cultural Diversity Grant

ELATE Graduate Student Research Award

ELATE James Moffett Memorial Fund

ELATE James N. Britton Award

ELATE Janet Emig Award

ELATE National Technology Leadership Award

ELATE Research Initiative

ELATE Richard A. Meade Award

Excellence in Poetry for Children (living American poet)

George Orwell Award – Sponsored by the Public Language Award Committee

High School Teacher of Excellence (Affiliate Award)

James R. Squire Award

Language Arts Distinguished Article Award

Linda Rief Voices from the Middle Award

LLA Lifetime Membership Award

LLA Reclaiming the Joy of Teaching Award

LLA Service Award

NCTE Advancement of People of Color Leadership Award

NCTE Early Career Educator of Color Leadership Program

NCTE Intellectual Freedom Award (National)

NCTE Intellectual Freedom Award (Affiliate)

NCTE Leadership Award for People with Disabilities

NCTE LGBTQIA+ Advocacy & Leadership Award

NCTE Media Literacy Award

NCTE Professional Dyads and Culturally Relevant Teaching (PDCRT)

Orbis Pictus Award (nonfiction for children)

Outstanding Educator (elementary)

Outstanding Educator (middle)

Paul and Kate Farmer – English Journal

Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines Committee (REALM)

Promising Researcher Award

Promising Young Writers (8th grade)

Research Foundation Grants

Research Foundation Teacher Grant Program

Richard Ohmann Award – College English

Richard W. Halle Award (outstanding middle level educator)

The Mark Reynolds TETYC Best Article Award (TYCA)

TYCA Diana Hacker Outstanding Programs in English Award

TYCA Nell Ann Pickett Award