Upcoming Awards

May 15

NCTE Outstanding Middle Level Educator in the English Language Arts Award

To recognize exceptional English language arts teachers of grades 6-8 who have demonstrated excellence in teaching English language arts and inspired a spirit of inquiry and a love of learning in their students.

June 1

CCCC Technical and Scientific Communication Awards

Accepting nominations for outstanding books and articles in technical and scientific communication in six categories.

June 20

ELATE Geneva Smitherman Cultural Diversity Grant

This grant is for first-time NCTE Annual Convention presenters and offers up to two $500 awards for applicants who are members of groups historically underrepresented in NCTE and ELATE.

June 30

Media Literacy Award

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

July 1

Donald H. Graves Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Writing

Annually recognize teachers in grades K-6 who, through the teaching of writing, demonstrate an understanding of student improvement in writing.

August 1

George Orwell Award

The NCTE Public Language Award Committee is seeking nominations for this year’s Orwell Award, which honors an author, editor, or producer of a print or non-print work that contributes to honesty and clarity in public language.

Doublespeak Award

The NCTE Doublespeak Award, established in 1974 and given by the NCTE Public Language Award Committee, is an ironic tribute to public speakers who have perpetuated language that is grossly deceptive, evasive, euphemistic, confusing, or self-centered.


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