What is the process for nominating someone for a TCEA Educator Award?
Download the criteria. Make sure it is the right criteria for the award you are working on.
All entries must include the following:
Completed online entry form
All necessary documentation as specified in the contest criteria
If the nominee is not a member of TCEA, a membership application with the necessary fees must be submitted to the TCEA office by October 31, 2012. (Candidates for Technical Support Person of the year, Superintendent of the Year and students applying for the Richard Brown Memorial Scholarship award do not need to be a member.)
Use Dropbox to submit all entries to
Completed entries must be received on or before October 31, 2012.
Make sure your entry makes the deadline. There is NO leeway, so an entry that is late isconsidered.
Make sure the documents you share are not the only copies you have. Once nominations close, you will no longer be able to access the folder.
What happens after entries are received?
Entries not received by the due date are disqualified.
TCEA membership is verified for awards that require membership. Entries for nominees who are not current members are disqualified.
Entries are made available to the judges.
Judges determine finalists.
Finalists are notified via phone call before January 11, 2013.
All nominees are sent emails regarding their status after finalists are notified.
Finalists attend the TCEA Educator Awards Reception held Tuesday afternoon at the annual TCEA Convention & Exposition.
Formal invitations are sent.
Finalists may bring up to four guests.
To receive monetary awards, finalists must fill out and sign a W-9 IRS form.
Winners are recognized at the opening general session of the TCEA Convention & Exposition on Wednesday.
Winners and runners-up will be publicized in TCEA publications and website.
Press releases are sent to local media on winners and runners-up.