TVOKids invites students to nominate Ontario's Best Teacher Ever

  • Visit tvokids.com for the chance to recognize your teacher and win great prizes!

TORONTO, May 10 /CNW/ - TVOKids is calling on students across Ontario to nominate their favourite teacher in its fifth annual Best Teacher Ever Contest, presented by Scholar's Choice and in partnership with City Parent magazine. With the chance for both teachers and students to win great prizes, the contest is a perfect way to end the school year on a high note.

From May 2 until June 12, the contest gives kids in Junior Kindergarten up to Grade 6 an opportunity to recognize their teachers for the valuable work that they do. Last year's contest received over 9,900 entries.

Both teachers and the students who nominate them have a chance to win. One teacher from each of three grade categories will win a $400 gift card from Scholar's Choice and a netbook computer, and the students who nominated them will win a $100 gift card from Scholar's Choice, an iPod Shuffle and a pizza party for their class. Five other entrants in each grade category will also win TVOKids prize packs.

To enter, kids must write to TVOKids describing what makes their teacher so special. Is it because they make every kid feel welcome and at home in the classroom? Do they go out of their way to give extra help after class? Or do they just make learning fun? Children from across the province can nominate their teacher in one of three categories: Junior and Senior Kindergarten; Primary (grades 1-3); and Junior (grades 4-6).

Entries can be submitted online at tvokids.com, or kids can send their submission by mail, being sure to include the name of the teacher they would like to nominate and their reason for nominating them, their school's name, the child's own name, grade level and phone number, and an original drawing showing why their teacher is the best teacher ever. Mail should be addressed to:

TVOKids The Space
Attn: Best Teacher Ever Contest
Box 200, Station Q
Toronto, ON
M4T 2T1

Winners will be chosen in a random draw and announced the week of June 12. Throughout the contest, a "Teacher of the Day" will be featured on tvokids.com. For complete rules, submission requirements, and prizing information, please visit tvokids.com.

About TVO

TVO is Ontario's public educational media organization and a trusted source of interactive educational content that informs, inspires and stimulates curiosity and thought. Celebrating 40 years, TVO's vision is to empower people to be engaged citizens of Ontario through educational media. TVO is funded primarily by the Province of Ontario and supported by thousands of donors. For more information, visit tvo.org.

Where to find TVO

On air:      Websites:   Online:    Connect:
Cable channel 2 (may vary   tvo.org    Yahoo!    Facebook
in some areas)     tvokids.com   YouTube   Twitter
Rogers HD channel 580    tvoparents.com   Rogers On Demand
Bell TV channel 265    ilc.org    iTunes
Shaw Direct channel 353



SOURCE TVO

For further information:

Media contact:        
Laura Wickett
TVO Communications
Phone: (416) 484-2600 ext. 5550
Email: lwickett@tvo.org


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