Upcoming Awards

December 1

Diana Hacker TYCA Outstanding Programs in English Award

The purpose of this award is to honor two-year college teachers and their colleges for exemplary programs that enhance students’ language learning, helping them to achieve their college, career, and personal goals.

December 15

NCTE Outstanding Elementary Educator

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

January 31

Edwyna Wheadon Postgraduate Scholarship

To provide 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.

March 1

David H. Russell Research Award

This award honors an outstanding work of scholarship or research in language, literature, rhetoric, or pedagogy and learning. We are currently accepting nominations of eligible titles. Please see the website for details.


Children’s Book Awards nominations for fiction and non-fiction selections were accepted through October 1 for 2020.  Charlotte 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 list each year. The next deadline for the Poetry winner is October 2021.

Awards List