Awards

  • 1 (one) $10,000 Penguin Random House and NCTE Teacher Award for Lifelong Readers grant award for use by the winning teacher, made payable to Awardee’s school.
  • 1 (one) $10,000 Maya Angelou Teacher Award for Poetry designated for programs specifically centered around poetry, made payable to Awardee’s school.
  • $2,500 in Penguin Random House titles for Awardees’ respective schools.
  • Transportation, lodging, and conference registration for the two Awardees to attend the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention in Denver, Colorado, November 19-22, 2020, if not already attending.
  • Select honorable mentions will receive Penguin Random House books for their classrooms.
  • Multimedia coverage of the winning teachers and schools via the Penguin Random House and NCTE websites, press releases, and newsletters.