NJCTE Visual Literacy Award

The NJCTE Visual Literacy Award recognizes the significant impact of authors and illustrators who create works for young people. The inaugural presentation of this award will occur at the NJCTE Fall Conference in October, 2020.

Award Criteria

The awardee:

  • Should be one who illustrates/creates works with illustrations or visual art for children and/or teens.  The work can include graphic literature or any form of visual communication that has touched young people.

  • Should be a creator of visual work of the highest caliber with sufficient depth for multiple layers of understanding.

  • Should reflect the best of positive ideals that inspire young people to lifelong literacy.

  • Should have a body of work that appeals to young people.

  • May be a rising star or well-established author/illustrator.

  • Should accept the award in person and give an acceptance speech of approximately 15-20 minutes.

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