NHAWLT runs a number of annual competitions for its members.

Additional contests related to world languages will be posted when received.

        ~  Creative Teaching Contest  ~              

Based on the conference poster contest survey results, we have replaced the “Poster Contest” with the “Creative Teaching Contest”. There is no poster contest.


  • Theme – There is NO theme!  
  • Participation: The teacher must be a member of NHAWLT.
  • The Contest is based on the teacher’s curriculum during the year.
  • There is NO out of class work for either the students or the teachers
  • The teacher selects one of the three categories below and sends NHAWLT one creative project he or she feels best illustrates learning a language with the focus of that category.
  • Submission Deadline: October 1, 2020 (You'll hear back from us by November 30th)


  • Creative Teaching Categories:  


               Speaking  - Such as but not limited to: presentation,  conversation,  recitation

  • Work may be done by individuals, groups, or whole class


               Writing  - Such as but not limited to:  Fiction, non-fiction, poem

  • Work may be done by individuals, groups, or whole class


               Visual    - Such as but not limited to:  paper, digital, wall display

  • Work may be done by individuals, groups, or whole class


  • ALL Languages and ALL levels may participate.


  • Project may take place inside or outside of the classroom. Anywhere!


  • The Winning project will be evaluated on:


  • Creativity - Something different than other teachers are doing.
  • Student engagement – Students are learning without noticing they are learning.
  • Language learning outcomes – students advance within the language or cultural understanding.
  • Seeing students’ artifacts from the project would be helpful in judging the value of the project. They do not have to be the best ones. Do not send originals. (Take a picture or send a video.)


ONE Winner per category: Each teacher will receive $50 to spend as he or she wishes.  


  • Winner: The teacher and students will be showcased at the NHAWLT site and in the President’s spring newsletter.
  • Winner: NHAWLT will present the teacher with a:  

                 Certificate of Creative Teaching For The Best (Speaking, Writing, or Visual)  Project of 2020


         The Winner’s students will receive a:

                   Certificate of Creative Accomplishment For The Best (Speaking, Writing, or Visual) Project 2020


The teacher will inform NHAWLT if the certificate is for individual(s) or for the class.


The project may take place anytime during the school year, however the project information form must be submitted by October 1.



Click here for the Contest form.               Please, fill out the form in English.


The New Hampshire Association of World Language Teachers now offers world language teachers in NH the opportunity to recognize their students’ outstanding achievement with the NHAWLT "Certificate of Academic Excellence".

NHAWLT Teacher of the Year

TOY: Teacher of the Year Application Details:

The NH Association of World Language Teachers’ “Teacher of the Year” award is intended to elevate the status of our profession by creating opportunities for recognizing the most accomplished members of our profession. It is intended to create opportunities to increase the visibility of the importance of learning languages and cultures to the general public.  

  • Candidates must be a NHAWLT member to be eligible for the award.
  • Candidates must be full-time language educators who plan to continue teaching for the next 4 years.
  • A letter explaining why this World Language teacher should receive the NHAWLT honor of being Teacher of the Year. This letter may be written by the candidate or by a colleague.
  • After the October 1 deadline, the President of NHAWLT contacts the candidates to set up a phone interview, asking each candidate the same questions.
  • The NHAWLT Board reviews all letters and all interviews to select the best candidate to become the New Hampshire World Language Teacher of the Year.
  • All candidates are informed by November 30 if they are the winner or not.
  • The Teacher of the Year is announced at the Conference luncheon and introduced to the assembly of NHAWLT teachers.
  • The NH TOY is invited to attend the NH Edies Award event where they will receive the state award the beginning of June.

The NH TOY may decide to stop at the state level or continue to compete in the NECTFL regional contest leading to the ACTFL National TOY contest. The candidate should review the requirements for NECTFL and ACTFL for “Teacher of the Year” at nectfl.org and actfl.org. NECTFL uses ACTFL’s requirements for their northeast regional contest.

Deadline:  By October 1, the letter submissions must be received by the NHAWLT President at                          This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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