(AP) _

Nebraska officials are looking for the best American history teacher in the state.

Nominations are now being accepted for the state history teaching award that comes with a $1,000 prize.

The winner of the state award will be eligible to compete for the national American history teacher award, which offers a $10,000 prize.

Online middle and high school teachers are eligible this year. Anyone familiar with a teacher's work can nominate them.

Nominations must be submitted online by Feb. 1.