Excellence in Teaching Award
A teacher affects eternity: one can never tell where their influence stops.
– Henry Brooks Adams
The Excellence in Teaching Award honors a high school, college or postgraduate teacher’s dedication. Educators in all areas of photographic teaching are eligible, including fine art, documentary, history and criticism.
FROM THE FOUNDERS
We established the Excellence in Teaching Award in 1998 to recognize great teaching and its exceptional contribution to photographers’ artistic and personal development. The award recognizes teachers who demonstrate a genuine passion for teaching, an ability to excite students to learn, a respect for students as individuals, and an enduring artistic curiosity.
// Educators need to have a genuine passion for teaching
// An ability to excite students to learn
// A respect for students as individuals
// An enduring artistic curiosity
Nominations and Selections
Students were invited to nominate educators by submitting an email to firstname.lastname@example.org limited to three paragraphs describing why the teacher should receive this award. A selection committee chose the recipient based on the founding criteria: a genuine passion for teaching, an ability to excite students to learn, a respect for students as individuals, and an enduring artistic curiosity.