Awards & Grants

Ann Garland West Excellence in Teaching Award


Do you have a veteran colleague who is overdue for some recognition? Take a few minutes to nominate him or her for NEATE’s Excellence in Teaching Award. The Excellence in Teaching Award, presented annually at the NEATE Fall Conference, goes to a teacher with at least seven years’ experience teaching English/Language Arts who exhibits the following qualities:

• Extensive knowledge of his or her discipline
• Interest in and concern for students and the ability to challenge and motivate them
• Involvement in professional organizations and/or staff development.

To nominate a colleague, friend or associate, download the nomination form, fill in the blanks, and briefly explain how this teacher meets the criteria listed above. NEATE will contact the nominee for additional information. Submit this form by e­mail to cathy_nicastro@wrsd.net or by mail to Cathy Nicastro, NEATE Executive Secretary, 21 Young Road, Ashburnham, MA 01630.


NOMINATION DEADLINE: June 1


Marian Gleason Most Promising New Teacher Award

Is there a dynamite novice teacher in your department or school? Take a few minutes to nominate him or her for NEATE’s Marian Gleason Most Promising New Teacher Award. The Marian Gleason Award, which is presented annually at the NEATE Fall Conference, goes to a teacher with one to three years’ full-time experience teaching English/Language Arts who exhibits the following qualities:

• Extensive knowledge of his or her discipline
• Interest in and concern for students and the ability to challenge and motivate them
• Involvement in professional organizations and/or staff development.

To nominate a colleague, friend or associate, download the
 nomination form, fill in the blanks, and briefly explain how this teacher meets the criteria listed above. NEATE will contact the nominee for additional information. Submit this form by e­mail to cathy_nicastro@wrsd.net or by mail to Cathy Nicastro, NEATE Executive Secretary, 21 Young Road, Ashburnham, MA 01630.

NOMINATION DEADLINE: June 1

NEATE Conference Scholarship 

NEATE offers conference scholarships to early career teachers whose districts cannot afford to support their attendance. Successful applicants must join NEATE but will have their conference fees waived. Deadline: September 15.

Click here to download the 2017 NEATE Conference Scholarship application

NEATE Writing Contest for Students 

Contest Rules

  1. Students who are enrolled in middle or high schools in New England are eligible.
  2. Students must submit a submission and consent form. Entries without a submission and consent form will not be advanced in the selection process.
  3. Each submission must be under 750 words.
  4. Students may submit only one piece.
  5. Entries should include name, grade level, title of the piece, category and word count.
  6. Entries must be submitted in a Microsoft word extension (.doc or.docx) or with a .pdf extension.
  7. Submissions must be submitted online only to: NEATEContest@Gmail.com
  8. Contestants will be grouped according to age level: Middle or High School.
  9. Winners will be chosen from each category: Nonfiction, Poetry and Fiction
  10. Winners will be published in The Leaflet, the publication of New England Association of Teachers of English, and announced and published in various NEATE forums. 
  11. Winners will also be awarded $50 for each category at each level.
  12. Submissions need to be sponsored by a teacher.  This teacher will certify that the student attends the school identified on the submission form and will attest to the work being an original piece.  This teacher does not have to be a member of NEATE.  Teachers who sponsor the winning writers will receive a $25 discount to attend the NEATE Annual Conference.

 

Deadline for submissions is February 24, 2017.

Winners will be announced on or before May 1, 2017.

NEATE Writing Contest Rules

NEATE Writing Contest Submission and Consent Form

New England Poet-of-the-Year Award

NEATE’s Poet-of-the-Year Competition is open to all teachers of English/language arts who are members of NEATE, one of its state affiliates or NCTE.  Only former Poets-of-the-Year are not eligible.  Finalists will be chosen by a panel of judges and will be invited to read their poetry at a session at the annual NEATE Fall Conference on October 20 and 21, 2017 when the Poet-of-the-Year will be announced.  It is highly recommended that finalists be prepared to attend the conference on Friday, October 20th in order to participate in the festivities associated with the Poet-of-the-Year Award.  Poems of the finalists will be published and distributed at the reception. Finalists are expected to register for the conference at the discounted presenter's rate.

 

Guidelines

  1. Poets should submit five unpublished, original poems.  (They can be self-published or on a blog post). Poems may be more than one page.
  2. All poems must be submitted in English.
  3. Submit all poems electronically.  Please include your name and address on the submission. Send poems to Patty Haggerty at pjhagg@aol.com
  4. If you are not a member of NEATE, a state affiliate or NCTE, there is a $20.00 registration fee.  Checks may be made out to NEATE and sent to Patty Haggerty at 18 Westwood Dr., Sturbridge, MA. 01566.
  5. All entries must be submitted no later than September 1, 2017.
  6. Send a 1-2 paragraph biography of yourself.
  7. Poems must be accompanied by an entry form (see link below) and your bio and sent to Patty Haggerty at pjhagg@aol.com

Click here to access the Poet-of-the-Year Award entry form. 

Questions?  Call/text Patty at 508-320-8032

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