RF National Distinguished Teachers Awards (RFNDTA) is an annual program that recognizes outstanding educators in Barbados. Each year, 10 teachers are selected based on community nominations. They win cash prizes along with a place in the RFNDTA Hall of Fame. To date, the program has recognized 100 teachers.
Students, parents, teachers and other community members nominate their pick to win. A Blue-Ribbon Panel of Judges will then review the nominations and select the top ten. The criteria include teaching style and practices, community involvement and contribution to education. The top 10 teachers will be awarded $1,500 each along with a chance to win additional prizes based on community votes. Teachers from all levels- from nursery to tertiary - are eligible. All decisions are final.
Nominations open on November 1st, 2020 and close on November 30th, 2020.
The nomination form is to be completed online using below link of the website:
You will automatically be entered to win a prize when you complete the nomination form. You can get additional chances to win by voting for your favorite teacher on Facebook and liking NDTA sponsor pages. Prizes include $100 cash (one winner selected per week for four weeks) and a grand prize of $500. In addition to individual nomination prizes, the school with the most nominations will win $2,000 towards a school development project.
Voting opens February 2021. Follow RF's Facebook page @RFBankTrust for updates.
No, past RFNDTA winners are not eligible. However past nominees are eligible to participate.