Nominations are open for our Sharp Idea Awards for 2021.

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Every year, we are proud to host the Sharp Idea Awards, where we recognize educators who go above and beyond in the classroom. They are honored the night before our annual trade show, The Happiest Expo on Earth, held at the Disneyland Hotel. Sadly, we had to cancel our show this year, but, we knew that this was NOT the year to cancel the Sharp Idea Awards – in fact, we are going bigger and better than ever! And we are asking for your help!

We are opening this year’s nominations up to students, parents, administrators, family and friends and we want you to tell us why the teacher in your life deserves to be honored. The “Zoom Classroom” has surely been one of the hardest teaching environments in most educators’ careers and we have been inspired by how they’ve risen to the occasion. Do you have a teacher that has made distance learning fun? Are you the spouse of an educator and you are proud of how they transitioned to online instruction? Are you a parent whose student has been engaged by their superstar teacher? Do you have a seasoned educator on your staff that has fully embraced technology and surprised you in this season? We want to hear ALL THE STORIES! By nominating a teacher, they’ll be entered to win one of five grand prizes – a brand new home office furniture package valued at over $7,000! Package includes an electric sit-to-stand desk, a mobile pedestal, a custom-designed task chair, and a mobile wardrobe storage unit – and the winners get to pick all the finishes! A HUGE THANK YOU goes to our manufacturing partners and sponsors – Maverick Desk, ECD, and Fleetwood – we are so proud to partner with these companies. 

Here’s all you have to do – record a video (no longer than 90 seconds) and send it to us on either Facebook Messenger or DM us on Instagram @Culver-Newlin. Make them fun, creative, informative – just help us get to know your nominee! Please include the following contact information: your full name, the full name of your nominee, the school and school district that they currently teach in, your phone number and email address. Don’t wait – the deadline for submissions is Friday, February 26th. Winners will be announced live on Friday, March 5th!

We can’t wait to hear your stories, meet amazing educators, and watch your video submissions – follow us on social media to see some of the videos!

-The Culver-Newlin Team

Official Rules:

  1. Nominees must be currently teaching in the Fall 2020 – Spring 2021 school year. We will also accept nominees from Spring 2020.
  2. Nominees must reside in the greater Southern California area. All items will be delivered by Culver-Newlin to the residence of the winners (following all COVID-19 protocols). Stair carry may/may not be possible.
  3. You may nominate multiple teachers but please limit video submissions to one per nominee. 
  4. Prize items may not be substituted. Colors and fabric finish options will be provided and winners may choose. 
  5. Video submissions that contain negativity, vulgar language, nudity, hateful speech, or anything else deemed offensive will be immediately deleted and not considered. Users will be blocked and reported. 
  6. FIVE winners will be selected and announced live on our social media platforms on Friday, March 5th, 2021. Nominees are encouraged to watch the live announcement, but it isn’t mandatory to be awarded. Recipients must agree to accept delivery of the prize within 30 days.
  7. Past Sharp Idea Award winners are not eligible.

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