Who Can Participate: High School Students.

Here's How It Works: Students write an essay, poem, or thank-you letter (500 words or less, in English and submit to this page) sharing how a teacher has influenced their life and why they appreciate and admire them.

This contest is open from 2/14-3/14, and is online only.

What Students Get: The student who writes the winning essay, poem, or thank-you letter will receive a certificate of recognition and a $100 Barnes & Noble gift card.

What Teachers Get: The winner of the "Barnes & Noble Teacher of the Year" award will receive $5,000 and will be recognized at a special event at a Barnes & Noble store. The winning teacher's school will receive $5,000 as well.


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2017-2018 National Teacher of the Year

2017-2018 National Teacher of the Year winner Lem Andrews with student Ellen Bausp;back who wrote the winning essay. Lem Andrews received $5,000 and the title of Barnes & Noble's Teacher of the Year, and his school was also awarded $5,000.