Awards of $500 to Manitoba K-12 educators to recognize effective educational methods that have had a significant impact on student learning. Eligible educators may be nominated by students, colleagues, school administrators, school division administrators, trustees, and parents or legal guardians. Nominators should have direct knowledge of the nominee's contribution.
Awards are presented in the following categories:
Teaching Excellence Award: These teachers demonstrate exemplary professional practices and an exceptional ability to inspire students and colleagues.
Outstanding New Teacher Award: These new teachers demonstrate great enthusiasm and professional skills that foster a love of learning in students.
Outstanding Team Collaboration Award: These educators demonstrate a remarkable collaborative effort while spearheading an exceptional initiative that fosters student learning and engagement.
Outstanding School Leader Award: These passionate school administrators demonstrate an exemplary ability to bring out the best in students and staff in order to create a stimulating learning environment in which each individual can thrive.
Premier’s Award for Excellence in Education: These educators distinguish themselves by their remarkable contribution to student learning and engagement. (The recipients of this award are selected from among all the nominees for the above-mentioned award categories.)
An educator who holds a valid, permanent Manitoba teaching certificate can be nominated. At the time of the nomination, the educator must be working directly with Kindergarten to Grade 12 students in a school setting on a daily basis.
The following individuals who have direct knowledge of the nominee’s contribution may nominate an eligible educator for an award:
- Parent/legal guardian
- School administrator
- School division administrator
- School trustee
Please note that each nomination requires two nominators, one of whom must be an educator from the nominee’s school or a school division administrator. Self-nominations and supporting documentation from the nominee’s immediate family members will not be accepted.
The submission deadline has been extended to January 25, 2024.
Please note that an educator may be nominated in only one award category per year. If the nominee was a recipient of an award in a previous year, this educator cannot be nominated in the same award category.
Nomination packages that are faxed, emailed, or hand-delivered after the deadline will not be accepted. Mailed nomination packages postmarked on the day of the deadline will be considered if they are complete.
Nominators will be notified by email when their nomination package has been received.