The NDCTE has established several awards to recognize teachers, artists, and businesses who have greatly contributed to the profession of English Language Arts instruction.
All nominations for NDCTE Awards must be sent to the appropriate parties by July 1.
These awards rely heavily on the generosity of colleagues to recognize the excellence and unique circumstances of ND ELA teachers. Please take the time to complete as many nominations as you feel able. These recognitions can only happen when we prove dedicated enough to appreciate the hard work of their peers.
Winners will be recognized at the NDCTE Awards Luncheon held each year during our Summer Conference.
If you have questions about nomination procedures, please email the board at:
NDCTE Teacher of the Year Award
The NDCTE Board will annually select a Teacher of the Year recognizing the special contributions to the students, colleagues, and profession of our state. The teacher must be a member in good standing of NDCTE. The selection will be based on colleagues or administrators completing a nomination and letters of reference.
Nominate someone for NDCTE Teacher of the Year by filling out this form: https://forms.gle/KcJLiUtqF4TBx2kc9
Linda S. Christenson Literary Scholarship
A $500 scholarship will be awarded annually to an English/Language Arts teacher who is in his or her first two years of teaching in North Dakota. Applicants need not be a member of NDCTE. The scholarship will be awarded based on at least one letter of recommendation from a teacher or administrator and an essay from the teacher being nominated.
The 2022 essay topic is:
What is the ideal role of an English teacher in a school setting?
Nominate someone for the Linda S. Christenson Literary Scholarship by filling out this form: https://forms.gle/jgSX4B6yMNL5iLiv6
NDCTE Service to the Profession
This award recognizes a person, business, or organization that provides support to NDCTE in an extraordinary capacity. The recipient need not be a member of NDCTE. The NDCTE Board will grant Service to the Profession Awards as needed.
Nominate someone for the NDCTE Service to the Profession by filling out this form:
John Wall Promising Artist Scholarship
This $500 student scholarship is awarded to a student who shows great promise in his or her pursuit of a career as a creative artist.
Nominate a student for the John Wall Promising Artist Scholarship by filling out this form: https://forms.gle/cdvyqjcqoVFaHafX6
The NDCTE Literary Artist Award
The NDCTE Literary Artist Award is selected by the board to recognize those authors who have inspired our membership, contributed to our classrooms, or reflected and added value to the artistic and literary culture of our state.