SILVER APPLE AWARD Sponsored by Channel 3
Posted on 2011/09/20

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Many people remember a teacher who made an impact in their lives.

That one special teacher who helped them through a difficult subject, who made school a place they wanted to be and most importantly who helped them believe in their self. 3TV believes that those teachers deserve special recognition. We call it the Silver Apple Award.

We are now accepting nominations for the 2011-2012 school year. The deadline to nominate YOUR teacher for a Silver Apple Award is March 2, 2012 at 5 p.m.

Eight teachers (October-May) will be chosen as recipients and each will receive a Silver Apple Award and $500 to be used toward classroom projects or materials.
Silver Apple Award Q & A:

What is the Silver Apple Award?
In 1991, 3TV created the Silver Apple Award to recognize outstanding teachers who have made a difference in the lives of their students. Each year, hundreds of teachers are nominated from across the state of Arizona by thousands of students. Each entry is read and considered by our expert judging panel comprised of educators and community leaders. The judging panel then awards eight Arizona teachers the Silver Apple Award along with $500 for use in their classroom.

How do I nominate my teacher for the Silver Apple?
Any student enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade in an Arizona school may nominate their teacher. To nominate a teacher the student must complete the nomination form (see above link), have it signed by their school principal and then either mail or fax it back to 3TV by March 2, 2012 by 5 p.m.

How many Silver Apple Awards will be given out this school year?
Eight Silver Apple awards will be given out during the 2011-2012 school  year. One Silver Apple will be given out each month from October 2011 through May 2012.

What does the Silver Apple teacher receive?
The Silver Apple teacher receives a Silver Apple and $500 for use in their classroom. They also receive a special visit from 3TV’s Patti Kirkpatrick and will be showcased in 3TV’s Good Evening Arizona program.

Where do I get a nomination form
Official rules and entry forms are available by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Silver Apple Rules, 5555 North 7th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ  85013.  The application is also available on the internet at  All entries become the property of 3TV, Arizona's Family and  No entries will be returned