Cambridge University Press is asking people around the world to submit their stories about inspiring teachers, as the publisher opens its Cambridge Dedicated Teacher Awards for 2022.
The global competition provides the chance for students, parents and colleagues to say thank you to a special teacher.
“Teachers play an incredibly important part in our society – they mould the young minds that will, in turn, grow up to shape the world as we know it,” said Rod Smith, managing director for education at Cambridge University Press.
“Indeed, teachers have had to adapt to keep schools running and students learning over these past two years. Now, more than ever before, we are grateful for the hard work that these special people put into their profession. We’d like to invite anyone who has reason to say ‘thank-you’ to a teacher to share their story so that we may do it together.”
A panel of educational experts will choose six regional winners who have made a difference to the lives of their students. These teachers will receive a trophy and feature at the front of every new Cambridge University Press Education textbook for one year from September 2022. They will also win sets of books or digital resources.
The public will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite story when the regional winners are announced via social media on 25 April 2022. Cambridge University Press will announce the overall winner on 17 May 2022.
In 2021, the awards received 13,000 nominations from 112 different countries. From six regional winners, the public chose social studies teacher Annamma Lucy from GEMS Our Own English High School – Sharjah, Boys’ Branch in the United Arab Emirates as the overall winner.
Nominations are open between 11 January and 11 March 2022. You can nominate a teacher by visiting dedicatedteacher.cambridge.org/nominate