Nomination Guidelines & Criteria

Nomination Guidelines

To be eligible for these awards, educators must:
Be a teacher currently based in a public or non-Government school and have taught there for at least three consecutive years immediately prior to the application

Be in their first 5 years of teaching (including contracts, TRT, and ongoing appointments) to be eligible for the early career category

Not have won this award previously

To be considered, applicants need to provide the following:
Principal’s endorsement and contact details for the principal during the Term 3 holidays

Supporting statement from their line manager and contact details for the line manager during the Term 3 holidays

Personal statement including proposed professional learning plan

CV, no more than 2 pages


Supporting statements should relate to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (AITSL):

Professional knowledge
Know students and how they learn (in and/or through The Arts)

Know the (Arts curriculum) and how to teach it

Professional practice
Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning (in The Arts)

Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments (in The Arts)

Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning (in The Arts)

Professional engagement
Engage in professional learning (and improve practice) in The Arts

Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community

Allocation of Award Funds

The majority of the Award funds must go towards the recipients professional learning activities. Applicants may use up to $1,500 of the Award for TRTs, and up to $500 of the Award to support an Arts activity in their school.

Selection Process

Applicants submit complete applications online by the closing date and will be notified of receipt by Educators SA.

A panel representing the relevant Arts associations, Educators SA and the Department for Education will assess the applications.

Recommendations from the panel are then endorsed by the Educators SA Board.

All applicants are notified of the outcomes by mid-October.

Requirements of Award Winners

Attend the Educators SA World Teachers Day event to be presented with their award (28th October 2022 from 6:30 to 9:30pm at Adelaide Oval). This gala event is free for award winners.

Be available for media calls as required.

Consult with the Executive Director of Educators SA.

Undertake to complete the professional learning activities within the 2023 calendar year (unless otherwise negotiated).

Develop a program of their professional learning activities.

Share their professional learning with colleagues in ways that benefit the broader teaching and learning community.

o This will take the form of a short report at the end of their professional learning activity.

o Participate and present in a professional learning session where they share their learning from the award with other educators. A suitable time and date for this event will be negotiated with the award winners.

Nominations must be complete and submitted online no later than 5.00pm Friday 16th, September 2022
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