Rules and regulations
  1. The NBC30, CBS24 , FOX30, BOUNCE-TV, COZI TV and the Meridian Star "Golden Apple Award" is open to any full-time educator, grades K through 12th who works in the following seven county area: Lauderdale, Neshoba, Kemper, Clark, Newton, Choctaw and Sumter.
  2. Candidates may be nominated for the Golden Apple Award by colleagues, students, and/or community members. Candidates for consideration cannot be nominated by an immediate family member.
  3. To nominate an educator for the Golden Apple Award, you must:
    • Submit an essay (no more than 500 words) nomination letter using this form or an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of white paper. Nomination letter should be typed or neatly written. Illegible forms will be disqualified.
    • Include your reasons for the nominations and your experiences with the teacher that should qualify them to receive the Golden Apple Award.
    • Include the teacher's name, school name and phone number along with your name, address, phone number and relationship to the nominee.
  4. Nominations should be based on outstanding teaching methods and not extracurricular activities,
  5. Mail entry form to:
WGBC-TV
Golden Apple Award
1151 Crestview Circle
Meridian, MS 39302
The Meridian Star
Golden Apple Award
P.O. Box 1591
Meridian, MS 39302
  1. Only submit once during the 2017-18 school year as all submissions will be applicable throughout the entire program.
  2. The decision of the judges is final.
  3. Once a Teacher receives the Golden Apple Award, that Teacher will not be eligible to win again for a period of three full school years.
Presenting Sponsors:Meridian Community College (MCC), NBC30, CBS24, FOX30, BOUNCE, COZI, and The Meridian Star
Key Sponsors:
  1. East Mississippi Electric Power Association (EMEPA)
  2. Law Offices of Richard Schwartz
  3. Citizens National Bank
  4. Aotech Computers
  5. Mississippi Power Company
  6. Mississippi State University - Meridian
  7. Woodstock Furniture
  8. Avery Products
Participating Sponsors:
LaBiche Jewelers - Meridian Coca-Cola Bottling Company