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High School Administrator of the Year Nomination Form

The National Speech & Debate Association annually recognizes an outstanding high school administrator who has succeeded in providing high-quality opportunities for students in speech and debate programming as well as demonstrating exemplary contributions to the profession. Click here for additional selection criteria. Each district sets its own deadlines for the district-level award process. Please connect with your district's chair to confirm your district's deadline. District chairs must report their district's winner on or before April 16.


  • Nominee Information

    Please use the nominee's preferred name as it would appear on the custom award. (Middle names are not used, unless the nominee generally uses both names.)

  • (e.g, Principal, Headmaster, Head of School, etc.)

  • District Information

    Upon completion, your nomination form will be emailed to your district chair for consideration.

  • Click here to view our District Leadership Directory.

  • Click here to view our District Leadership Directory.

  • Nominator Information

    One individual must be the official nominator. A group may provide a letter in support of the nomination. Administrators may not nominate themselves.

  • Letter of Recommendation

    Please upload one letter (1,500 words or less) in support of your nominee. PDFs are preferred, but Word documents (.doc or .docx) are also accepted.

  • (1,500 words or less)
    Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, Max. file size: 98 MB.