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Barnes and Noble“My Favorite Teacher” Contest

Sponsored by Barnes and Noble, the My Favorite Teacher program provides students with the opportunity to tell their communities how much they appreciate their teachers. Teachers from grades 1 through Grade 12 are eligible for nomination. Awards include cash prizes for the teachers and schools, NOOK™ eBook Readers and more. The contest will be broken down into local and regional winners, from which the Barnes & Noble Teacher of the Year will be chosen.

• Students who write the winning essays or poems will receive a certificate of recognition and be honored at their local store during a ceremony for the winning teachers.

• Teachers will be recognized at a store level, regional prizes and also a National Teacher of the Year event.

Local store winners will receive a special award acknowledging their achievement, together with a selection of Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics series (for high school teachers) or a set of five (5) Classic Starts® series (for grades 1-5 and grades 6-8 teachers).

The six regional winners will each receive a NOOK™ eBook Reader and a $500 Barnes & Noble Gift Card. 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. The winner will also receive five copies of the winning essay published in hardcover by Tikatok.com, the site where students create and publish their own books, and a $250 Tikatok Gift Card that will allow the teacher to publish select stories written by students in their class.

How To Enter: Students write an essay, poem, or thank-you letter (500 words or less, in English on 8.5" x 11" white paper) sharing how a teacher has influenced their life and why they appreciate and admire them.

Deadline to Enter: March 1, 2012

Source: Barnes & Noble.com

Links: Complete rules and general information

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