Britain’s Craftiest Teacher Award 2018

Say the ultimate thank you to teachers who’ve made a difference…

Hobbycraft is searching for Britain’s Craftiest Teacher and we need your nominations! We’re looking for those teachers and teaching assistants, past and present, who’ve had a creative influence on pupils’ lives and have used crafts to make a difference. Whether it’s the infant school teacher who first encouraged you to pick up a paintbrush 50 years ago, the craft club tutor who inspired a love of sewing with their own stitching skills or the art teacher whose encouragement led you to a career in crafts, we want to hear all about them.

To submit a nomination, just tell us in 100-200 words why your nominee deserves the prize, including details on:

  • What they teach or used to teach
  • How they made a difference to you
  • How they made a difference to other pupils
  • Why they deserve the title of Britain’s Craftiest Teacher

You can also include images with your nomination if you’d like to!

Entries must be made by 17th August 2018. Hobbycraft’s panel of experts will then create a shortlist, which we’ll invite members of the public to vote on. The winner will be named by Friday 14th September.

This competition will be running from 06/07/2018, up until 23:59 on 17/08/2018.

The Prizes

Entries will be judged by Hobbycraft’s panel of craft experts, including former Blue Peter presenter and Hobbycraft ambassador Janet Ellis, and the winner will be awarded a £500 Hobbycraft gift voucher!

How to Enter

**Competition now closed**


and the winner is…Mrs Evans! 

This primary school teacher is in her third year of teacher. Her nominator described her as having ‘an infectious passion and drive for craft that has had a wider impact on the school’. She themes her classrooms and puts a huge amount of time, effort, and energy into making the props for the classroom. According to her nominator she has also ‘organised for a small art gallery to be installed in the foyer area of the school, meaning parents can see children’s work throughout the year, and organised a whole school art exhibition in the school hall, raising vital funds for the school to restock our dwindling art cupboard. She has led staff meeting with confidence, knowledge and enthusiasm, ensuring that per passion reaches every child within the school. She has been a breath of fresh air and long may her enthusiasm continue.’

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