NC SHAPE recognizes outstanding teaching and professional involvement by selecting and honoring teachers and/or professionals of the year in several categories. In some instances, those receiving such recognition advance to compete for similar honors in the SHAPE Southern District. If chosen for the Southern District award, the honoree competes for the national award presented at the national SHAPE Convention.

Members are encouraged to honor and recognize their colleagues by nominating those qualified for an NC SHAPE award. Nominations can be made by filling out the appropriate form and submitting it with the required information. Please note that each award has specific criteria and nomination procedures.

Most nominees must be NC SHAPE members in order to be considered for an Alliance or Association award. However, certain awards such as the Principal and Superintendent of the Year Awards do not require membership. Finally, for one to be eligible for competition beyond the state level, award recipients must also be members of SHAPE America.

If you are interested in nominating a person for an Alliance or Association award, or if you want to apply for a grant or scholarship, please use the links below to either submit the nomination form or view the award criteria and application details.

Award Nominations Deadline: The deadline for all awards, except Student Majors of the Year, is May 1 of the current year. The deadline for Student Majors of the Year is October 1.

NC SHAPE Award Nominations

Association Awards

Teachers and Educators of the Year Awards require the nominee to submit additional supporting documents. The nominee will be emailed a link to an application form where the documents may be uploaded.

North Carolina Association for Athletic Education Awards

North Carolina Association for the Advancement of Health Education Awards

North Carolina Physical Education Association Awards

North Carolina Adapted Physical Education Association Awards

North Carolina Sport Management Coalition Awards

North Carolina Student Majors Association Awards