Attention middle and high school students throughout the area: if you have a teacher you think is the absolute best, nominate them for the Barnes & Noble My Favorite Teacher Contest.

Here’s the details:

To participate, simply write an essay, poem or thank-you letter explaining how a teacher has influenced your life. Be sure to explain why you admire and appreciate your teacher. Entries must be 500 words or fewer, in English and typed on 8.5” x 11” white paper. Attach your submission to this entry form and submit it by March 1, 2014 at your local Barnes & Noble store. You may also mail them to your local Barnes & Noble store postmarked by the deadline. The address of your nearest Barnes & Noble retailer can be found here.

The students who author the winning essays, poems,or thank-you letters will receive a certificate of recognition and be honored at their local store during a ceremony for the winning teachers from their schools.
The winning teachers will be recognized at a special event at their local Barnes & Noble store and will receive a special award acknowledging their achievement and additional recognition and praise from their community. The five regional winners will each receive 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.
Read more on Barnes & Noble’s website here.

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