Each year Barnes & Noble holds a contest for middle and high school students to nominate their favorite teacher for an award. The book seller gives five regional awards and one grand prize based on 500 word essays, poems or thank-you letters submitted by the students.

Submissions for the 2018 contest are open from now until March 2. For contest rules and to enter, visit: www.barnesandnoble.com/h/my-favorite-teacher