The Educador Nota 10 Prize was created in 1998 by the Fundação Victor Civita, which, since 2014, holds the award in partnership with Abril, Globo and Fundação Roberto Marinho. It recognizes and values teachers from kindergarten to high school as well as pedagogical coordinators and school managers from public and private schools across the country.
The Prize is supported by Nova Escola, Instituto Rodrigo Mendes Institute and UNICEF, and sponsored by Fundação Lemann and SOMOS Educação. Since 2018, the Educador Nota 10 Prize is associated with the Global Teacher Prize.
Over the last 21 editions, more than 70,000 projects have been received, and 231 educators, including teachers and school managers, have received awards, which received approximately R $ 2.58 million.
The Selection Academy, composed of Education professionals, specialists in the various disciplines, analyzes all the works received and among them, they choose 50 finalists. The 10 winners – Educadores Nota 10 – are then selected by the same Selection Academy. At the end of the process, a Judging Academy chooses the Educator of the Year.
The award-winning projects are simple and courageous ideas that reinforce the importance of the learning experience for children, teenagers and adults. The task of keeping them in a good school is an indispensable work for the transformation of this country into a better and more just nation.