How to Nominate

This year our nomination process is a little different but hopefully easier! We created a google form to fill out the original paper nomination form. Make sure you have all of the information you'll need for nominating, because there isn't a way to save your work and come back to it later! I suggest keeping the google form open until you're completely ready to submit! 


  • Legal name 
  • Address (city, state, zip) and cell number
  • Email
  • Membership division (elementary, middle, secondary, higher ed, etc.) 
  • NAEA/TAEA ID # *** All of our awards are for members only, except the Friend of TAEA.
  • Current Employer 
  • Position 
  • If retired, date of retirement
  • Work Address and phone number 
  • List of degrees held, institutions, and other education *
  • List of NAEA activities, leadership roles, and positions held at the national level*
  • List of NAEA activities, leadership roles, and positions held at the regional level*
  • List of state and local art education positions* 
  • List of leadership roles in other professional organizations*
  • List of teaching and/or related experiences* 

*The nominee can list this information out for you or you can get the information from their resume/vita 



  1. Tell your colleague you'd like to nominate them! Nominating someone does not have to be a surprise. In fact, you'll need their help to gather some of the information for the online nomination form as well as their resume/vita and a high-quality photo of them. Be sure to ask if they are a member of TAEA! Most of our awards are available only to TAEA members! 
  2. Write a letter of nomination stating why you feel this educator deserves to be recognized by TAEA. 
  3. Ask your nominee to send you an updated resume, a high-quality photo, a short bio, and some basic contact information for the online form. 
  4. Go online to
  5. Fill out the google form for the nomination. 
  6. At the end of the google form, you will be prompted to follow a link, where you can upload your nomination letter, your nominee's resume/vita, and the high quality photo. 
  7. Put your feet up and feel the glow that comes with nominating a deserving teacher for an award!