Global Teacher Prize

Teachers matter


Help us find one exceptional educator who deserves to be recognized around the world.

Applications and nominations for Global Teacher Prize 2019 has now closed. They will re-open in June 2019 for the 2020 prize. 

The Global Teacher Prize is a US $1million dollar award, presented annually to an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession. The Varkey Foundation established the prize in 2014, to recognise and celebrate the impact that teachers have around the world – not only on their students, but on the communities around them.

The Varkey Foundation believes that vibrant education awakens and supports the full potential of young people. Thanks to inspirational teachers, students develop the skills and knowledge that they need to lead successful lives and positively impact the world.

About the Varkey Foundation

Every child, everywhere, deserves a good teacher.

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Andria Zafirakou

The 2018 Global Teacher Prize winner.

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News & Blogs

Global Teacher Prize news and blogs

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