AWARDS and CONTESTS

Student Contests

The Poster Contest

The Poster Contest is an annual contest for students to design a poster around a theme.

The Poetry Recitation Contest

The Poetry Recitation Contest is an annual contest for students in middle and high school, who memorize a slate of poems in variety of languages and present them to judges.

The Essay Contest

The Essay Contest is an annual contest for students to write an essay, in English, connected to a theme.

Student Awards

The CT COLT Student Awards for Excellence

The CT COLT Student Awards for Excellence for elementary school, middle school and high school students studying world languages in Connecticut schools.

The Irene Stanislawczyk Scholarship

The Irene Stanislawczyk Scholarship for an undergraduate student majoring in a world language and teacher education.

The Kenneth A. Lester Summer Immersion Scholarship

The Kenneth A. Lester Summer Immersion Scholarship for students in grades pre-K through 12th grade.

The CT COLT Future Teachers Honor Society

The CT COLT Future Teachers Honor Society for students at the college level.

Teacher Awards

In order to participate in awards and contests, teachers must be members of CT COLT.

The CT COLT Language Teacher of the Year

The CT COLT Language Teacher of the Year program is intended to elevate the status and the public profile of the language profession in the state of Connecticut.

The Helen Amaral Award

The Helen Amaral Award to help defray the cost of travel or study abroad in existing programs or one designed by the applicant.

The Robert G. Mead, Jr. Award

The Robert G. Mead, Jr. Award to help defray the cost of attending a national level conference focusing on teaching language and culture.

The Jane G. Graveen Award

The Jane G. Graveen Award to support the accomplishments of a FLES teacher by providing funding for the purchase of classroom materials.

The Pegasus PRIDE Award

The Pegasus PRIDE Award to recognize and highlight some of the many dedicated world language teachers represented by our member world language teachers who, day in and day out, work hard in their classrooms to promote the development of foreign language and cultural skills among their students.

The Service/Retirement Award

The Service/Retirement Award to recognize retiring world language teachers and those teachers with at least 25 years of service.

The Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award is to recognize outstanding service to the organization.  This is awarded by the organization during the Fall Conference.

Regional Awards

For information about awards from the Northeast Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages,
please click
here.

National Awards