Are you a teacher who is committed to Catholic school education and eager to grow your social media network?  Are you already an established social media influencer? If you answered yes to either of those questions, make sure to fill out the application form today!

NCEA is pleased to continue the Social Media Education Influencer competition to help one social savvy Catholic school teacher travel and attend the NCEA 2018 Convention & Expo. The nomination period will be open from August 24 – September 8, 2017.

Teachers from any NCEA member school are invited to apply. Individuals must submit an entry form for themselves to be eligible for the competition. All participants must have an active Twitter account to cross-promote their social media posts. Themes will be shared with participants prior to the contest start. Entrants must send a list of all social media platforms they intend to use, including usernames and links to accounts to NCEA. NCEA will publish all participants on the NCEA Talk blog the week prior to the contest start. Applications must be received by 11:59 PM EDT September 8, 2017.

Click here to nominate yourself today!

Please compile submission materials before beginning the application*

  • Name of Applicant
  • Title/Position of Applicant
  • School Name the Applicant works at
  • Name of Arch/Diocese the Applicant’s school resides
  • Email of the Applicant
  • Intended social media handles of the Applicant
  • School’s NCEA Membership Number (if known)
  • Applicant’s photo
  • Essay – In 500 words or less, please include why you would like to participate in the Social Media Influencer Contest. Be creative!

How it works:

For ten weeks, NCEA will follow the progress of up to 10 Catholic school teachers who are making their own mark in the social realm of Catholic education. NCEA will provide a topic for each week and each participant will use social media to share, engage and inspire the online community.

The contest is open to those who are seasoned in social networking and those who are newcomers – no prior experience necessary, just the drive to be creative in the social media world! Entrants must participate using Twitter and one or more or the following: Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube, Blogs, Periscope, Vine, Instagram, Snapchat and/or other.*

The selected Catholic school social media influencers will begin their online networking on September 25, 2017 and continue for ten weeks. NCEA will be active in their efforts to increase their following, spread their messages and spur their engagement via cross promotion of their social strategies.  All entrants must follow @NCEATalk on Twitter and cross promote their social media presence using hashtag: #CathEdSocial

Judging Criteria:

A judging team made up of NCEA staff and Catholic school education professionals will be evaluating all the participants in the following areas: relevance to weekly theme, engagement with audience, presentation, use of images and video, and overall excellence. Halfway through the contest, all participants will be updated on the current rankings. A winner will be selected on or around December 20, 2017.

Send A Social Media Influencer to NCEA 2018!


  • 1st Place: Registration for NCEA 2018 paid for by NCEA, 2 nights stay at a nearby hotel and $500 Gift Card* towards travel and other NCEA 2018 expenses.
  • Runner-Up: Registration for NCEA 2018 paid for by NCEA.
  • Third place participant receives a $100 NCEA gift certificate to be used at the NCEA Store.

For questions and additional information, please contact Ryan Lombardozzi, NCEA Social Media Coordinator at

After the competition, NCEA reserves the right to share any and all social media postings the competitors publish in the NCEA Learning Resource Library. Full credit will be given to social media influencer.

*This contest is no way affiliated with any of the aforementioned social media networks. Only Catholic school teachers from NCEA member schools are eligible to apply.