WA Education Awards

We thank our teachers, leaders and school support staff who are making a difference in the lives of our students. Together we’re shaping the future through education. Nominations are now open.

WA Education Awards

Passionate educators are shaping the future through education. Who deserves your recognition?

Our outstanding teachers, principals, deputy principals and school support staff in Western Australian public schools, provide a world class education to every student in every classroom, every day.

They come from all walks of life to bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our schools and classrooms. They are leaders in educational innovation and reform. They see the potential in every child, aspiring to give students a pathway to a successful future and help them grow from strength to strength.

In 2021, there are new categories for deputy principals, as well as changes to eligibility for past winners.

This year, all nominations go in a draw to win a 75 inch interactive screen to the value of $8000 installed at their school, thanks to our sponsor K2AV.

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Information session

A recording of the information session will be available soon.

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Categories and nominations

Public school staff, school board and council chairs, and P&C presidents can nominate a staff member or public school for an award. We encourage you to acknowledge hard work, commitment and passion by submitting a nomination. Nominations close 5.00pm, Thursday 8 July 2021.

Download the WA Education Awards 2021 Nomination Guide (.pdf).

Who will you recognise? Choose a category to get started:

Commend your colleague with an acknowledgement card

You can help your principal identify nominees for a WA Education Award in 2021. Download an acknowledgement card, fill it in and post it on the noticeboard in your staffroom.  It’s a lovely way for school staff to commend the work of their colleagues.



Key dates

Nominations open Tuesday 4 May 2021
Nominations close 5.00pm, Thursday 8 July 2021
Judging Monday 9 August to Friday 20 August 2021
Finalists announced Tuesday 31 August 2021
Judges site visits Monday 6 September to Friday 17 September 2021
Finalists' networking event Term 4 2021
Presentation breakfast Term 4 2021

Judging process

Nominations are assessed by judging panels. The panels include:

  • academic experts in relevant areas of teaching and education research
  • members of education and leadership professional associations
  • sponsors committed to public education
  • past winners who bring their experience
  • senior Department of Education staff.

Two members from each judging panel will visit each finalist at their school to speak with the finalist, school staff, students, parents and referees to help determine winners.

Site visits will be held between Monday 6 September to Friday 17 September 2021.

Presentation event

Winners will be announced at a presentation breakfast in Term 4. Ticket sales will open closer to the event.

Finalists and their nominators will be invited to the awards presentation breakfast, as well as a finalists’ networking event.

Finalists travelling from outside the metropolitan area are eligible for assistance with travel and accommodation.