Awards - NCTE

Upcoming Awards


June 30

NCTE Media Literacy Award

The Media Literacy Award showcases NCTE members who have developed innovative approaches for integrating media analysis and composition into their instruction. Individuals, teams, or departments that have implemented and refined exemplary media literacy practices in their school environment are invited to apply.

July 1

CCCC Outstanding Teaching Award

These awards honor teaching and CCCC members who do their primary work in the classroom every day. CCCC offers two awards each year—Emergent Outstanding Teacher and Sustained Outstanding Teacher.

July 31

Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines (REALM) Award

REALM recognizes excellent literary magazines produced by students and encourages schools to develop literary magazines that celebrate the art and craft of writing.

August 1

George Orwell Award

The NCTE George Orwell Award is given by the NCTE Public Language Award Committee and recognizes people who have made outstanding contributions to the critical analysis of public discourse. Print or non-print work that contributes to honesty and clarity in public language is eligible.


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