WA Education Awards

Nomination closing date extended to Wednesday 21 July.


WA Education Awards

Recognise an outstanding teacher, leader or school support staff in your school. Celebrate their achievements by nominating for an Award.

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.

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 closing date extended to 5.00pm, Wednesday 21 July 2021.

Download the WA Education Awards 2021 Nomination Guide (pdf)

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

Tips for preparing your nomination

Tips for preparing your nomination

Get some tips, inspiration and advice for writing your nomination and making it shine for the judges.

Free writing assistance

To assist with your nominations, we have engaged a consultant who can review your draft and provide you with feedback to help make sure your nomination is of the highest possible quality.

This writing advice service is free to all nominators. To access this service, email waeducationawards@education.wa.edu.au and a consultant will contact you to arrange an appointment.

Please ensure you have a draft ready to review that has been endorsed by your principal before contacting our consultant. Closing date for the free writing assistance is Thursday 8 July 2021. 

Awards information session

In this free information session, find out how the nomination process works, what to include, what the judges look for and how to write a nomination that will stand out above the rest.

Watch a recording of the WA Education Awards information session and dowload a copy of the presentation

Judges tips
  • Don’t be afraid to single out a genuine individual even though there may be others in that occupational group. It’s important to ensure the singling out is genuine and has earned and is deserving of the spotlight – it will be evident to all and the chorus of applause at the local level will be impressive.
  • Think about all the stakeholders – those who are impacted positively by the great work that the nominee does. Consider how you can capture their voice in the nomination and demonstrate the impact on individuals as well as cohorts of students.
  • Remember the audience you are writing for. If you are not an educator, make sure you speak to educators when putting in your nomination as the majority of nominations are prepared by educators.
  • Focus on how the nominee went above and beyond, rather than what is expected.
  • Champion the achievements and personal traits of the nominee whilst addressing the set criteria. The focus throughout should be the difference the nominee has made to the lives of students.
  • Show how the nominee is a human being with a passion for education and how they can relate to others.
  • Provide strong examples to back up the statements being made, rather than just stating that the nominee meets the criteria.
  • Make sure that any data used is in the context of the school and how the nominee’s leadership is making a difference.
  • Provide evidence that validates the nomination (not simply personal opinions) across all of the domains (e.g. Professional knowledge, practice and engagement).

More information

Key dates
Nominations close 5.00pm, Wednesday 21 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