New Jersey Association for Gifted Children

Contests and Awards


Deadline extended to January 30, 2022.

You do not have to be an NJAGC member to make a nomination or to receive an award.
The deadline for submitting nominations is 11:59 PM on Sunday, January 30, 2022.
​For further information, contact awards@njagc.org

NJAGC Annual Adult Awards

Each year, NJAGC presents awards as a way of thanking and honoring individuals who stand out among their peers in their commitment to gifted children and gifted education in New Jersey.

NJAGC Adult Awards categories include:

  • Hall of Fame
  • Administrator of the Year
  • Teacher of the Year
  • Parent of the Year
  • Developing Minds Award
    (for entrepreneurs who developed businesses with a focus on gifted children.)

NJAGC Distinguished Student Awards

The Distinguished Student Awards were developed to recognize students with exceptional ability and achievements in:

  • Academics
  • Leadership
  • Visual, Literary, or the Performing Arts


Awards may be given in the Grades (K-2), (3-5), (6-8), or (9-12) grade level divisions.


Submissions are now closed.

Instructional Mini-grants

If you are looking for a way to fund that “special project,” NJAGC funds competitive awards of up to $500 for eligible proposals for NJAGC members. These mini-grants enable teachers to develop projects that would enhance their GT programs and curriculum. Read more for Mini-Grant details and application forms.

Applications are due by December 18, 2021.

Student Scholarships

A member-ONLY benefit

The Barbara Swicord Scholarship

Provides discretionary funds for tuition assistance to current NJAGC members’ children who are currently in grades K-12. These funds are to be used for programs and educational opportunities outside of regular school attendance for the purpose of enhancing, developing or supplementing skills, talents and/or abilities of the applicant.  Award amounts would range up to $250, but not exceed 75% of the total tuition amount. One submission per family will be accepted.

The Lisa A. DeMarzo-Rabke Parent-Child Scholarship

Created in memory of Lisa DeMarzo-Rabke, a former NJAGC trustee. This scholarship will be presented to a family whose child is in a G&T program in their school district, grades K-6. It will provide a family who may not otherwise be able to afford it, the opportunity to take part in NJAGC’s REACH. Recommendations must come through school principals, counselors or teachers. Multiple scholarships will be available for REACH 2018.

Art, Writing, Video, and Music Composition Contests

For students in grades pre-K–12

Click the images to download pdf copies of the contest rules and parental permission forms for the contests your students plan to enter.

​ Once students complete their entries, click the links to access the submission forms for the contest(s) they are entering.