National Teacher Prizes

The success of the Global Teacher Prize has inspired countries around the world to set up their own awards to find and honour their best teachers.

The success of the Global Teacher Prize has inspired countries around the world to set up their own awards to find and honour their best teachers.

Today, there are over 40 National Teacher Prizes in countries all around the world, from Latin America to Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. That number’s growing fast: 17 States established National Teacher Prizes in 2017 alone.

The Varkey Foundation partners with the organizers of National Teacher Prizes and offers expert advice on the application and nomination processes, as well as judging criteria. The foundation also promotes National Teacher Prizes across the world.

For more information on how to set up a National Teacher Prize in your country, please contact Sonal Patel, Marketing Manager.

The Global Teacher Prize was set up to enhance the respect, reward and celebration of teachers around the world. It does this by shining a spotlight on great teachers and sharing their remarkable stories. Ultimately, we wanted to inspire the best possible candidates to join the teaching profession, and we are thrilled that these shared goals are now successfully taking root in individual countries.

Vikas Pota, Chief Executive, The Varkey Foundation.