Barnes and Noble - My Favorite Teacher Contest

Barnes & Noble at Denver West launches 7th Annual "My Favorite Teacher Contest"

   Barnes & Noble at Denver West has announced the start of the 2017 "My Favorite Teacher Contest," providing middle and high school students with the opportunity to tell their communities how much they appreciate their teachers.

   Students can nominate their teacher by writing essays, poems or thank-you letters that share how their teacher has influenced their life, and why they appreciate and admire them. Participating schools collect the essays and submit them to their local Barnes & Noble store, including Barnes & Noble at Denver West (near the Colorado Mills Mall), for consideration. Entries are judged on the compelling nature of the teacher's inspiring qualities, the sincerity of the student's appreciation, and the quality of expression and writing.

   Teachers from grades 1 through 12 are eligible for nomination. The contest is broken down into local and regional winners, from which the national winner will be chosen. Each regional winner will receive a $500 Barnes & Noble Gift Card and a NOOK by Samsung device; the national winner will receive $5,000 and the title of  "Barnes & Noble National Teacher of the Year," and their school will also receive $5,000. The student who writes the national winning essay, poem or thank-you letter will win a $500 Barnes & Noble Gift Card and a NOOK.

   Barnes & Noble has long supported teachers through Educator Appreciation Weeks, special discounts, personalized service, in-store events, book fairs, store tours for classrooms and, since 2011, through the My Favorite Teacher Contest.

   Entries are due by March 1, and must be submitted to Barnes & Noble at Denver West, 14347 W. Colfax Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80401. Only middle and high school students and active teachers employed in elementary, middle or high schools in the United States are eligible to win. More details on the contest are available by calling the store at 303/215-9060, or at www.bn.com/myfavoriteteacher.