Nominations for the Eckrich® 2024 Teacher of the Year National Contest (the “Contest”) are limited to the following eligible people:

Residents of the forty-eight contiguous U.S. states (excluding Alaska and Hawaii).
Individuals who are at least 18 years of age and the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry.
Employed full-time (or considered at least 0.75 FTE) by a public school, public charter school or the Office of Head Start.
A front-line educator or other faculty member whose main responsibility is to directly teach or counsel students:
Front-line educators and other faculty can include (but aren’t limited to): classroom teachers, subject-area teachers, librarians, therapists, counselors, school nurses, etc.
In charge of creating your own lesson plans (or equivalent in a non-classroom role), and not primarily assisting another lead teacher.

Individuals nominating an eligible educator must be at least 13 years of age or older at the time of the nomination entry.

Each entrant, defined as the individual submitting the nominating entry, may nominate only one eligible person during the Contest Period.

On or about December 2, 2024, a panel of three (3) judges from Sponsor and/or Sponsor’s promotional agency will review and evaluate all entries to select the Eckrich® 2024 Teacher of the Year. Entries will be judged based on the nominee they believe most stands out as a truly inspiring and/or meaningful educator and the potential impact of the project chosen to fund through a donation from Extra Yard for Teachers. Any optional photos, videos, or other media submitted with an entry may be considered in the judging.

One nominee will be selected to be named the Eckrich® 2024 Teacher of the Year and receive: (i) two (2) tickets for the winner and one (1) guest to the College Football Playoff National Championship Game, scheduled for January 20, 2025 in Atlanta, Georgia (the “Game”); (ii) a $5,000 DonorsChoose Gift Card; (iii) two (2) coach airfare tickets from nearest major airport to winner’s residence to Atlanta, Georgia; (iv) a standard double occupancy hotel room (hotel determined by Sponsor) for three (3) nights from January 18, 2025 to January 21, 2025; (v) an invitation for the winner and guest to attend select National Teacher of the Year events hosted by the College Football Playoff Foundation and the Extra Yard for Teachers Summit; and (vi) a $200 gift card for winner.

Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of prize package: $5,000 ARV does not include the DonorsChoose donation amount. Winner will not receive difference between actual value and ARV.

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