Celebrating the Heroes of Distance Learning

Now more than ever, it's important to show appreciation for teachers. During #TeacherAppreciationWeek we're celebrating by giving 10 teachers $1000 for a virtual classroom makeover. Do you know a K-12 teacher who's going above and beyond to help kids thrive in a digital learning setting? Let us know!


To nominate a teacher, comment on this Facebook post:

If you don't have Facebook or would prefer to keep your nomination anonymous, email erin.brunelle@cox.com with your nomination instead.


Nominations close at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6.


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Cox Communications Heroes of Distance Learning Contest Rules:


ELIGIBILITY: This Contest is offered only to K-12 teachers. Eligible teachers must work at a school in the Cox Virginia and North Carolina footprint. The Cox Virginia and North Carolina footprint includes: Chesapeake, Clifton, City of Fairfax, Fairfax County, Falls Church, Fredericksburg, Gloucester, Hampton, Herndon, James City County, King and Queen County, New Kent County, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Spotsylvania, Stafford County, Town of Vinton, Vienna, Virginia Beach, West Point, Williamsburg, York County. NORTH CAROLINA: Currituck County.


Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions and interpretations, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest.


CONTEST RULES: The nominations period begins Monday, May 4 and ends Wednesday, May 6 at 11:59 p.m. Cox Communications reserves the right to extend the nomination period at any time. To nominate a K-12 teacher, comment the following on the Cox Communications' “Heroes of Distance Learning” Facebook Post:

  1. The teacher’s name (or tag them)

  2. The school they teach at

  3. A brief explanation about why they deserve to win

Nominations may also be emailed to erin.brunelle@cox.com.


JUDGING AND WINNER SELECTION: During the Judging Phase, eligible Entries submitted will be judged by a panel of judges comprised of Sponsor’s representatives (“Judges”). The Judges will select winners based on the explanations given about why the teachers deserve to win. The judges’ decisions shall be final and binding in all matters pertaining to the judging and selection of the Contest winner. In no event will there be more than ten (10) winners in the Contest. Winners will be selected and notified on or around May 8, 2020, and no later than May 22, 2020.

PRIZES (10): Each prize is $1,000 payable to the winner(s) for a virtual classroom makeover. Ten (10) prizes will be available in the contest.

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