The Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools are presented annually to Queensland state schools that are significantly improving student learning outcomes.
The awards aim to:
- celebrate excellent teaching and leadership practices in Queensland state schools
- recognise progress over time and effective improvement plans
- foster a learning culture by sharing evidence-informed practice within and across schools.
Duration of program
Participation is open to all Queensland state schools and employees.
Submissions that have previously been awarded a state Showcase Award are not eligible to be judged again in the same category, regardless of whether the program has been adapted.
Allocation of funds
Regional award winner – $2,000
Regional commendation – $500
State Finalist – Nil cash payment (20 free tickets to the Gala dinner)
State award winner – $10,000 ($5,000 each for the Teacher of the Year and Principal of the Year award categories).
Awarded funds may be used to cover costs associated with travel, accommodation, staff replacement, professional development or any other support required to document and share their innovative leadership practice and investigate the area of identified need.
Payments are made soon after each phase of the awards program in approximately July and November each year.
How to apply
Nominations may be submitted by anyone who has identified a teacher, principal, school or school initiative. The Principal of the Year category must be nominated through a departmental regional office.
Please refer to the
Showcase Awards website or the contact details below.
Showcase Awards Project Manager
Telephone: (07) 3328 6656