What are the Dedicated Teacher Awards?

All around the world teachers do fantastic work. They don’t just teach a curriculum – they instil values, encourage, support, befriend and truly impact the lives of their students and colleagues around them. 

The Cambridge Dedicated Teacher Awards are a global competition in which you can nominate a current primary or secondary teacher for something wonderful they have done.

A selected panel of judges decide on six regional winners who will all appear on a thank you page at the beginning of new Cambridge University Press educational books. They will also win a class set of books of their choice, as well as promotion throughout the year. 

The public then decide the overall Cambridge Dedicated Teacher Awards winner for the year in a vote. The winner receives professional development opportunities for themselves or their school. For full terms and conditions, go to our privacy page

The winner for the 2022 Dedicated Teacher Awards is…

Khalifa Affnan – Keningau Vocational College, Malaysia!

Click below to read about Khalifa's story.


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How to nominate

Anyone can nominate a current teacher - whether you are a pupil, parent, or even another teacher. However, please remember that it is one nomination per person and we will not accept nominations for relatives, partners, or spouses sorry. 

Please tell us about a specific time your teacher did something that you really appreciated - it can be as big or small as you like, just make sure to tell us why it meant so much to you. To help, we have given you four different categories when thinking about what your special teacher did: 

  • Going above and beyond – e.g. giving up spare time, or charity work
  • Fantastic pastoral care – showing empathy, care and personal support
  • Making the ordinary, extraordinary – innovative lesson ideas and practices
  • Opening up the world – preparing students for their futures beyond school

2022 winner, Khalifa Affnan, with his Cambridge Dedicated Teacher Awards trophy and certificate.  

AboutPast winners

So, what does it take to be a dedicated teacher? Listen to our 2019 winner, Ahmed Saya, to find out what he thinks!

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