The awards recognise and showcase excellence in public education. Through this program we proudly share our achievements with the community and highlight the innovation, passion and expertise that form the foundation of our strong public education system.

Parents, families and communities all play a significant role in supporting children and young people.  As active participants in our education system, the public nomination process for the awards allows everyone to get involved and say thank you to an educator that’s made a difference in their lives.

In 2019 there are 10 award categories, each with 1 winner and 2 finalists to receive prizes for personal or team professional development. You can find out more in our 2019 application guide (PDF 1852KB). The awards are open to all Department for Education employees.

Get involved in the awards – don’t miss your chance to nominate someone amazing.

Need a little inspiration? Check out our honour roll to find out who our 2018 winners were and to watch short films about these amazing individuals and teams.

Nominations Close: Friday 31 May 2019