Awards

Award for Teaching Excellence

Award for Teaching Excellence

 

To recognize, reward, and promote excellence in teaching and advocacy for the profession.

 

MEA believes that all students deserve a quality education and that teaching is the single most important component of quality education. It is appropriate, therefore, that MEA recognize one of its members for teaching excellence. In selecting and celebrating a state winner of this award each year, we honor teaching excellence, public education, and our dedicated members.

 

Joan McGovern ESP Award

Joan McGovern ESP Award

 

To emphasize outstanding accomplishments and reflect the contributions of Education Support Professionals to public education.

 

NEW! Electronic Submission: This year all nomination forms are electronic. Hard copy nominations will NOT be accepted. Required application froms must be received by 4:30 p.m., March 7, 2020.

 

There are five (5) required forms:

 

 

Each required form above has a unique hyperlink. The Nomination Form should be completed by the nominator, the nominee form should be completed by the nominee and each recommender must individually submit their recommendation electronically using the Letter of Recommendation Form. Participants should direct their recommendations to the link above.

 

The form is limited in capacity to check for spelling and grammatical errors and does not allow you to save and then edit or complete at a a later date. You are strongly encouraged to print a copy of the sample forms and complete them separately in a word document. Once complete, the responses should be copied and pasted into the electronic form.

 

PROMOTIONAL PHOTO
Each nominee must submit a high-resolution, digital headshot taken with a neutral, solid background, that will be used for promotional purposes only. Selfies are not recommended. The photo should be 1200 x 1200 pixels or 1.4 Mb in size and 240-300 dpi. The photo must be submitted as a JPEG, TIF or EPS file and attached as a separate file. Photos must be submitted via email to govforms@maineea.org by March 7, 2020.

Anne Sheehan Political Action Award

Anne Sheehan Political Action Award

 

To recognize an MEA member or governance affiliate which has demonstrated a strong commitment to political action for public education issues.

 

Nomination Form

 

DEADLINE: March 7, 2020

Corporate Award

Corporate Award

 

To recognize a for profit, non-profit, or not-for-profit company/corporation which has made a significant contribution to public education in Maine.

 

Nomination Form

 

DEADLINE: March 7, 2020

Friend of Education Award

Friend of Education Award

 

To recognize an individual currently holding an elected or appointed public position and currently making a significant contribution to public education.

 

Nomination Form

 

DEADLINE: March 7, 2020

Golden Apple Award

Golden Apple Award

 

To recognize an individual or group that has demonstrated a strong commitment to the local school(s) and/or to the children of a community.

 

Nomination Form

 

DEADLINE: March 7, 2020

Honor Medal Award

Honor Medal Award

 

To recognize an MEA member who has demonstrated outstanding courage in defending academic freedom or in upholding the right of educators to adhere to the principles of their profession free from harassment and coercion. Also, to recognize a member who has faced a difficult period and risked personal welfare because of professional commitment.

 

Nomination Form

 

DEADLINE: March 7, 2020

Human and Civil Rights Award

Human and Civil Rights Award

 

To recognize individual members, local affiliates, individual students, or student organizations who have demonstrated outstanding dedication in promoting human and civil rights for students and citizens of the State of Maine.

 

Nomination Form

 

DEADLINE: March 7, 2020

John H. Marvin Local Association Award

John H. Marvin Local Association Award

 

To recognize a local association for effective bargaining and protecting member rights by:

 

  1. being a strong advocate for members;
  2. being a leader in effective bargaining practices; and
  3. organizing wall to wall units.

 

Nomination Form

 

DEADLINE: March 7, 2020

Public Higher Education Impact Award

Public Higher Education Impact Award

 

To recognize an individual or group whose leadership, acts, and support have contributed to the improvement of public higher education in Maine.

 

Nomination Form

 

DEADLINE: March 7, 2020

Grants

Human, Civil Rights and Cultural Affairs

MEA’s Human, Civil Rights and Cultural Affairs Grant

 

This MEA grant is to help local association members provide HCR leadership opportunities in their schools and communities.

 

FOLLOW UP REPORT

 

DEADLINE: DECEMBER 13, 2019

Members are Leaders

MEA’s Members are Leaders Grant

This MEA grant is to help local association members provide professional and educational leadership in their schools and communities.

 

FOLLOW UP REPORT

 

DEADLINE: DECEMBER 13, 2019

Political Action

MEA’s Political Action Grant

This MEA grant is to facilitate the development and implementation of a local association political action program.

 

FOLLOW UP REPORT

 

DEADLINE: DECEMBER 13, 2019

Contests

My Hero Works at School Essay

MEA/Sea Dogs “My Hero Works at School” Essay Contest

 

The MEA is pleased to join with the Portland Sea Dogs for its annual “My Hero Works at School” essay contest. Students are encouraged to write a short essay no more than 300 words, about their school hero. Two winners will be selected and receive tickets to a 2019 Sea Dogs game for themselves, their family and their school hero. Send essays to contest@maineea.org or by mail to:

 

Giovanna Bechard
35 Community Drive
Augusta, ME 04330

 

DEADLINE: April 29, 2020

Maine Educator Magazine Cover: "What I Love About Maine"

MEA Magazine Art Cover Contest

 

The Maine Educator will feature a cover designed by a Maine public school art student depicting the theme “What I Love About Maine.” Submissions can be any form of art and should be 8.5” by 11” or able to be photographed. Please advise students that the magazine title will be across the top and 2.5” high. The artist will want to make sure there is nothing important to the piece at the top, as it may be obscured by the title. Entries must include the name of the student, the school, and the submitting teacher’s name and email.

 

  • WHO: Grades K-4, 5-8, 9-12 – Based on entries, an indeterminate number of finalists will be selected, with one overall winner chosen from the finalists to have their work on the cover of the magazine.
    HOW: Submit artwork to Giovanna Bechard via email at contest@maineea.org or mail to:

 

Giovanna Bechard
35 Community Drive
Augusta, ME 04330

 

DEADLINE: April 29, 2020