Funded by the Random House Foundation, Inc., the Random House Teacher Awards for Literacy recognize the nation’s most dynamic and resourceful teachers who use their creativity to inspire and successfully instill a love of reading in their students.

Open to full and part-time teachers in public schools across the U.S., the awards consist of a $10,000 first place grant, $5,000 second place grant and a $2,500 third place grant award payable to each teacher’s respective school. In addition, book donations are made to the winners and runners-up.

The deadline for applications is September 16th, 2013. Click here for more information, including the complete award guidelines and application.

The awards will be presented at the 2013 NCTE Convention during the “Mentoring Matters” breakfast on Friday, November 22nd by actor Tony Danza, author of I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had.