Biennial Sam Power Oration & Award – Call for Nominations

The Award

The Sam Power Biennial Award for Excellence in Literacy Education is funded by the family of the late Sam Power and hosted by the Darling Downs Regional Group of ACE. At the time of her death Sam was a valuable member of the Darling Downs ACE Committee and an advocate of boys’ literacy. This is a Queensland award developed by the Australian College of Educators (ACE), in association with the English teachers Association of Queensland (ETAQ) and the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association (ALEA).

The award consists of: $500 in cash; a certificate acknowledging the continuous professional learning of the award recipient, one year membership to ACE and one year membership to each of ETAQ and ALEA.


This award is open to an individual or a team of educators of English and/or Literacy involved in any education setting in Queensland. Currently enrolled students or researchers in this area are also eligible. Applicants who undertake projects in the area of boys in literacy are particularly encouraged to apply. The full list of criteria can be viewed and downloaded here.


Nomination may take the following forms:
• Self-nomination; or
• Nomination by principal, supervisor or colleague

Please note that all nominations must be supported by at least one professional referee who should be named on the Nomination Form, which can be downloaded here.

Completed nominations are to be emailed to with the subject line ‘Sam Power Award 2018’.

The awards evening and oration will be held on Thursday 18 October, with event details released soon.


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