Goody Awards Back2School Teacher Goody Spotlight Campaign

To celebrate teachers inspiring creativity, the Goody Awards launches a Back2School Teacher Goody Spotlight Campaign (Sept 1-Oct 15, 2012), which will include 4 Teacher Goody presentations on college campuses coast-to-coast, Teacher Goody Awards via social media, and charity support for two organizations providing creative mentors.

Goody Awards Back2School Teacher Goody Spotlight Campaign

To recognize teachers inspiring creativity, the Goody Awards is launching a Back2School Teacher Goody Spotlight Campaign (Sept 1 – Oct 15, 2012.) In addition to four live Teacher Goody trophy presentations on college campuses, the Goody Awards encourages everyone to tweet awards to their favorite teacher using #TeacherGoody and #GoodyAwards in the tweet.

The Goody Awards does Social Good Awards and Cause Marketing Campaigns. Their goal is to encourage people to Catch Someone Doing Good by tweeting shout outs every day. As soon as you see someone making a positive impact, you can Give Goodys by tweeting five different types of awards: #GoodDeedGoody, #HeroGoody, #Team Goody, #EcoGoody, and now #TeacherGoody.

To support mentoring, arts and education, the Goody Awards is also donating free PR to two causes for this campaign: and And to mentor future marketing and entertainment leaders, the Goody Awards has set up an internship program. To empower these college and graduate school interns, we’ve asked them to select the four live event winners on their campus with input from their peers.

The first Teacher Goody was presented Friday, Sept 7, 2012. Quinnipiac University Senior Jake Raphaelson will present this award to Marty Lang, Film Professor, at a screening of his film Rising Star. The award was presented in Bushnell Park in front of a crowd of film students and fans. When asked about why he chose Marty Lang for this award, Jake shared, “Whether you need help with a project, internship, or general advice, there’s never a time when Marty isn’t there. He’s always eager to share his knowledge of film, writing, and college survival tips to anyone willing to listen.”

Santa Monica College Sophmore Monique Kaminskaya presented the second Teacher Goody Award trophy to Daniel Cooper during class on campus on Wed, Sept 12, 2012. As a Counseling Professor, Daniel has received rave reviews on with an overall 4.8 rating out of 5. With 12 pages of comments, most sound like this one, “best professor in the world. take him!”

There will be two more Teacher Goody Awards presented at Johns Hopkins University during the campaign. Stay tuned for a separate announcement about the presenters and winners.

Back to School Teacher Goody Spotlight CampaignMany thanks to Inkhead for sponsoring the #GoodyAwards sunglasses (made with recycled plastic) for this campaign that will be given out during the live awards presentations, and big thanks to New Media Vault for sponsoring our Goody Awards Social Enterprise and Entertainment Panel during Social Media Week LA on Wed, Sept 26, 2012, at the W Hotel Hollywood. Similar to the multi-million dollar marketing campaigns that the Goody Awards Founder Liz H Kelly managed for MySpace, these campaigns are supported by brand sponsors for much less.

Starting Sept 13th, there will also be a Goody Awards Back to School Sweepstakes (thru Oct 15, 2012) where anyone can enter to win a Kindle Fire (sponsored by Staples) or Xbox Game Night (sponsored by Microsoft Store.)

About @CreateNow is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1996 that transforms the lives of high-risk and at-risk youth through creative arts mentoring, education, resources and opportunities. They serve vulnerable children ages 2-25 with our therapeutic programs in music, writing, visual arts and the performing arts in Southern CA.

About @YoungStory develops literacy through the art of storytelling. Using group exercises and one-on-one mentoring, they provide underserved children in the public school system an opportunity to write stories and see them brought to life through performance. Knowing the value arts-education held in their own lives, they created a volunteer-based creative arts program they could take directly into public schools at no cost to the school. Their mission is to inspire children to discover the power of their own voice.

You can also make a contribution to these two organizations by tweeting photos thru Picture Healing’s app. We encourage you to tweet photos of your favorite teachers with #TeacherGoody and then select and as the charity.

Catch someone doing good on campus or thank a past professor by tweeting awards to your favorite teacher using #TeacherGoody #GoodyAwards. Happy Back to School! And special shout out to our sponsors: Staples, Microsoft, Inkhead Promotional Promotional and New Media Vault.






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