UAGC Awards

Each year at the annual summer conference, UAGC takes the opportunity to honor people who have made outstanding contributions to gifted children in our state. Please consider outstanding educators, volunteers, and elementary students whom you might nominate to receive an award.  Descriptions of the awards and a link to the nomination form is found below.  The deadline for submissions is April 15th.

The Calvin W. Taylor Outstanding Educator Award is designed to recognize an exemplary Utah educator of gifted and talented youth. This award was established to honor educators who, like Dr. Taylor, greatly impact the lives of their students. Please assist us in recognizing our gifted and talented educators. You are invited to nominate an educator who has made a significant impact in the lives of gifted and talented youth.

Criteria to be considered:

  • Nominee possesses the essential characteristics of effective teachers of the gifted and talented youth.
  • Nominee has demonstrated exemplary competencies, skills and knowledge needed to work well with gifted and talented youth Nominee has demonstrated superior performance when working with gifted and talented youth
  • Nominee is committed to the advocacy of gifted and talented youth.

The Local Leadership Award was established in honor of Dr. Sally M. Todd who was a master teacher, an excellent scholar, and a woman of service. The Sally M. Todd Local Leadership Award is designed to recognize and honor community members who have displayed a long-standing commitment to gifted children and/or related issues, while living in the state of Utah. Please assist us in
honoring non-educators who have made a significant positive contribution to gifted education in their local communities.

Criteria to be Considered:

  • Nominee is a non-educator living in the state of Utah.
  • Nominee has displayed a long-standing commitment to gifted children and/or related issues.
  • Nominee has made a significant positive contribution to gifted education in their local community, which has greatly impacted large numbers of parents, students, and/or teachers.
  • Nominee is committed to the advocacy of gifted and talented youth.

The Jewel Bindrup Award is presented to any person who, while living in Utah, has contributed significantly to the specific needs of Utah’s gifted children.

Criteria to be Considered:

  • Nominee has completed work in an area of gifted concern which has greatly impacted large numbers of parents, students, and/or teachers.
  • Nominee has displayed a long-standing commitment to gifted children and/or related issues. 
  • Nominee possesses personal and professional skills which nurture gifted children.


The National Association for Gifted Children Nicholas Green Distinguished Student Award recognizes excellence in young children. The award is made to a student who is in grade 3 through 5 and has distinguished him or herself in academics, leadership, or the arts.

The Utah Association for Gifted Children Distinguished Student Award recognizes excellence in students in middle grades. The award is made to a student who is in grade 6 through 9 and has distinguished him or herself in academics, leadership, or the arts.

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