Nominations for the Teaching in the Territory Excellence Awards are open from Friday 21 May until Friday 25 June 2021.
Please ensure you read through the nomination guide to familiarise yourself with the nomination requirements.
Award categories and criteria
All nominees must be working in a Northern Territory Government school at the time of nomination, and meet the eligibility criteria below for the award category.
Northern Territory Principal of the Year
Eligible nominees include executive contract principals.
Northern Territory Leader in Education
Eligible nominees include teaching principals, assistant principals, senior teachers, Highly Accomplished and Lead Teachers, and mentor teachers.
Northern Territory Primary Teacher of the Year
Eligible nominees include primary teachers (Year 1 – 6).
Northern Territory Early Childhood Educator of the Year
Eligible nominees include early childhood educators who work in preschool, Families as First Teachers (including Stay Play Learn), child care and transition settings.
Northern Territory Secondary Teacher of the Year
Eligible nominees include middle years and senior secondary teachers (Year 7 - 12).
Northern Territory Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Educator of the Year
Eligible nominees include principals, school leaders, teachers, assistant teachers and support staff of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.
Northern Territory Inclusion Educator of the Year
Eligible nominees include special education teachers, school leaders, teachers and support staff.
Northern Territory Vocational Education Teacher of the Year
Eligible nominees include vocational education trainers, teachers and coordinators who are Department of Education employees.
Northern Territory Support Person of the Year
Eligible nominees include assistant teachers, support staff (e.g. front office administration staff) and paraprofessionals working in classroom contexts.