My Favorite Teacher Contest
Years ago Barnes & Noble in Rhode Island created the My Favorite Teacher Contest. It was a program to provide students an opportunity to voice their appreciation & recognize a teacher who has had positive impact on them - either personally or academically. Barnes & Noble Corporation loved the program and developed it into a national program. Needless to say, this program is dear to our hearts in RI. From Jan.1st-March 1st - middle school and high school students can nominate a teacher for the My Favorite Teacher Contest. Students fill out the entry form - submit an essay, thank you letter or poem discussing how this teacher impacted them. Submissions are due to me by March 1st.
Here's how the contest works. Middle and high school students write an essay, poem, or thank-you letter describing their favorite teacher and how that person has influenced and inspired them - personally or academically. The student completes an entry form (available for download at BN.COM/myfavoriteteacher, pick up a form at Barnes & Noble Warwick or email firstname.lastname@example.org) and submits that form attached to their essay/story/thank you to Community Relations Manager Barnes & Noble Warwick 1350B Bald Hill Rd., Warwick RI 02886 by March 1, 2017. Our team of judges will choose the winning teacher and recognize both the teacher and the student at a special ceremony at our store in April along with the two runners up. This ceremony is heartwarming event for the teachers, students and their families. It is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate those who touch the lives of students.
Our local winner will be entered into the regional contest and have a chance to win a $500 Barnes & Noble Gift Card--and the opportunity to be named the Barnes & Noble National Teacher of the Year. The national winner will be honored in a ceremony at their local Barnes & Noble store. They will receive a $5,000 cash prize and their school will receive $5,000 as well. The national student winner will receive a $500 Barnes & Noble Gift Card and a NOOK® device.
Encourage your students to recognize a teacher who has gone above and beyond for them. Let's give students the opportunity to voice their appreciation to an educator.