Public Q&A

Who can nominate
All students, parents, teachers and principals are eligible to nominate teachers they deem as caring teachers.
Who can we contact for enquiries
For enquiries, please contact
Is there a limit to the number of nominees
No, you can submit any number of nominees. However, all nominations are to be made on the prescribed forms obtainable from schools or nominate online at
Where should I submit the completed nomination forms
All nomination forms, either the online submission or hard copy forms are to be submitted by 20 October 2019. Hard copy nomination forms are to be submitted to the schools of the nominated teachers.

For a list of schools and their mailing address, please click here.

School Q&A

How many categories of winners are there for CTA 2020
There will be two categories of winners – School Level winners and National Level winners.
How does NIE administer both awards
All nomination forms are to be submitted to the respective schools by 20 October 2019.

School Level Awards

The School Level Awards offer schools a means to acknowledge their most 'Caring Teachers' through a preliminary selection. Nomination forms from the public should be submitted to the schools of the nominated teachers, and each school may select up to a maximum of five winners. For mixed-level schools, they can submit a total of 10 winners – five from each level.

Upon receipt of the winners' names from the schools, the CTA 2020 Organising Committee will provide specially designed award certificates that schools can present to these winners. These teachers will then be officially recognised as 'Caring Teachers' and thus serve as important role models within the school.

Nominations are invited from the public between 6 September and 20 October 2019.

National Level Awards

Schools may then nominate one of their School Level winners for the National Level Awards. Mixed-Level schools may nominate two teachers for the National Level awards, i.e. one Secondary level teacher and one Junior College teacher, or one Primary level teacher and one Secondary level teacher. In their submission to NIE, schools will need to indicate the nominee for the National Level Awards.

Submission form and only the original nomination form of the National Level nominee should be forwarded by the school to:

Caring Teacher Awards 2020
c/o Public, International and Alumni Relations Department
National Institute of Education
1 Nanyang Walk, 01-02-08
Singapore 637616

Schools have till 22 November 2019 to submit the names of the School Level winners and National Level nominees to NIE.

Short-listed nominees will then be interviewed by a panel of judges comprising representatives from NIE, ExxonMobil and external organisations.

The judges will select one teacher each from a primary school, secondary school and junior college/centralised institute as National Level winners.

Successful candidates will be informed through their Principals and be invited to attend the CTA 2020 Award Ceremony in April 2020.

Can the CTA logo be displayed on schools' websites
Yes, Schools can download and display the CTA logo, with a link to, on their websites between 6 September and 20 October 2019 when nominations are open. Please ensure that the CTA logo guidelines are met.

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