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New Zealand Spelling Bee Teachers'  Awards

Four New Zealand Spelling Bee Teacher Awards, each worth $2000, for teachers whose innovative and effective programme or initiative instills a love of language in their students.

The Award also includes a travel and accommodation package so the successful recipient can travel to the 2020 New Zealand Spelling Bee Final to receive their award at a banquet dinner and watch the Spelling Bee Final in Wellington on 1-2 November.


  • Full-time or part-time teachers who teach in a New Zealand school (Years 0-13)
  • Teachers and their schools do not have to be registered with a New Zealand Spelling Bee programme to apply for the Award

Please apply here

Receipt of all applications by 1 August will be acknowledged by email.  Winners will be notified on 31 August. The Judges decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

The successful applicants for 2018 were:




Nicola Bowe

Trident High School


Te Kare Emery

Hamilton Boys' High School


Jenny Hayton

Newlands College


Nick Staples

Whanganui High School


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