Awards - NCTE

Upcoming Awards


October 15

CCCC Outstanding Dissertation Award in Technical Communication 

This award is given for an outstanding dissertation in technical communication. Dissertations eligible for the 2022 Dissertation Award in Technical Communication must have been completed in 2020 or 2021.


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.

November 1

CCCC Exemplar Award

This award recognizes a person whose years of service as an exemplar for our organization represent the highest ideals of scholarship, teaching, and service to the entire profession. The Exemplar Award seeks to recognize individuals whose record is national and international in scope, or whose record is local and regional with national implications, and who set the best examples for the CCCC membership.

CCCC Stonewall Service Award

This 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.

Opens November 15 (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



Children’s Book Awards nominations for fiction and non-fiction selections are accepted until October 15Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction and the Orbis Pictus Award for nonfiction. Every other year, we give the Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children and nominations are always accepted for the Notable Poetry Books and Verse Novels List each year.

Awards List