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 regional winners who will all appear on a thank you page at the beginning of new Cambridge University Press & Assessment international education books. They will also win a class set of books of their choice, as well as promotion throughout the year. 

The public then votes for the global winner of the Cambridge Dedicated Teacher Awards. For full terms and conditions, go to our privacy page

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2023 winner, Akeem Badru  

So, what does it take to be a dedicated teacher? Listen to our 2020 winner, Patricia Abril, to find out what she thinks!

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This year we saw an extraordinary turnout, with over 14 800 nominations received from around the globe. The votes have been counted and verified and it's with great excitement we announce the global winner.

You voted Sydney Engelbert from Keningau Vocational College in Malaysia as the global winner of the 2024 Cambridge Dedicated Teacher Awards. 

Congratulations to Sydney and thank you to all who participated in celebrating the dedication of teachers worldwide.

Meet our winner

Meet our 2024 Cambridge Dedicated Teacher Awards winner

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. 

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. 

You can find tips on how to nominate on our nominate page and judging criteria on our judges page

Nominations are now closed for the 2024 Cambridge Dedicated Teacher Awards.