Awards

ABTA MPP Teacher of the Year

The ABTA Master Point Press Teacher of the Year Award honors and celebrates the teachers who go the extra mile for their students, the bridge teachers who make the game come alive, who keep students coming back for more.

Does your teacher give lessons that are funny and memorable? Do they have a way of making difficult concepts easy to understand? Have they done something noteworthy for the game in your community? If so, tell us about it, and nominate your teacher for the Teacher of the Year Award!

Curious about how teachers are evaluated for the Teacher of the Year Award? Want to know if you or your teacher is eligible?
Read our Eligibility and Selection Criteria.

Nomination Forms Interviews with Past Winners

Need information or have questions contact
Richard Braunstein at toy@abtahome.com

Book and Software/Technology of The Year

This prestigious award has been granted every year since 1982, to acknowledge excellent bridge books for students and teachers. The responsibility of the committee for these awards is to consider the value to bridge teachers and their students of all products sent in to the committee.

The awards are given in three categories:

  • Best beginner/novice book of the year
  • Best intermediate/advanced book of the year
  • Best software of the year

 

Information for 2019 Book Award Submission

Works published since April 1, 2018 will be announced during the ABTA Las Vegas Conference in 2019. To submit a newly published work for consideration, contact the committee chairman (see below) for instructions on how to send examination copies to the five committee members. Updates of existing works will not be considered unless substantially different from the original published work. Award may not be made in all categories if the committee judges that no work is of superior quality or value in that category. Entries are judged on their usefulness to teachers, students or improving players. Committee members do not critique or publish reviews of entries received.

Committee Chair: Chris Van Leeuwen
Additional Committee Members: Sam Marks, Henry Meguid, Brenda Montague and Karen Walker

Information on Past Winners

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: May 1, 2019

Need information or have questions contact
Chris Van Leeuwen at bookofyear@abtahome.com

Apple Basket Tips

Before each annual convention, members submit to the committee chair creative teaching tips and ideas to clarify concepts and enhance the students’ experience. The winner is announced at the dinner banquet. 

Apple Basket Tips Sample

Send entry or have questions contact
Brenda Montague at applebasket@abtahome.com

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