About the contest

JA Americas presents the “Teacher & Volunteer of the Year” regional contest.
An outstanding opportunity for the Americas region, and for each country, to highlight the efforts
of our rising stars: the best teachers and volunteers that make our mission possible.


Who can nominate?

JA National offices from the Americas region (JA Executive Director or a staff member designated by him / her). Each JA National Office will be able to submit up to 2 candidates to each contest.


Who can be nominated?

Teachers and volunteers that meet the following criteria:

Ability to “transform education” through candidates´ performance (innovation, new educational technologies, etc.)

Demonstrated impact on students´ life.

-  Alignment between their actions and JA´s mission. 


The Prize

Both Winners (Teacher of the Year and Volunteer of the Year) will travel to Lima, Peru, to participate of the 10th JA Americas Company of the Year Competition (November 25 – 28, 2018) with all expenses covered.


Deadline to nominate candidates: October 5, 2018

When the winners will be announced?

- Finalists will be announced through this website and JA Americas´ communications channels on October 17, 2018.

- Winners will be announced during the JA Americas Company of the Year Competition´s Gala Dinner on November 27, 2018 in Lima (Peru).