The Victorian Education Excellence Awards recognise the inspirational teachers, principals, business managers and education support staff who improve schools and support children and young people to develop the skills and learning outcomes they need to succeed in life.

Key dates

The 2021 VEEA nominations open on 22 March and close on 7 June 2021. Finalists will be announced in September and award winners will be presented in October.

What's new in 2021?

This year we celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the VEEA. The VEEA is an opportunity to celebrate the real and unique differences teachers, principals and education support staff make to the lives of students and their communities, and to support the continued professional development of teachers, principals and education support staff through awarding winners with professional learning grants.

In 2021 two new award categories are being introduced to recognise excellent teachers in the first five years of their teaching career: Outstanding Early Career Primary Teacher and Outstanding Early Career Secondary Teacher. Winning teachers will each be awarded a professional learning grant of $20,000.

Winners of the 2020 VEEA were announced on 20 November 2020.

Promote the awards at your school

Download the 2021 VEEA poster and promote the awards in your school to encourage nominations and recognise the positive contribution your principal, teachers, business manager and education support staff make at your school.

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