PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WATE) — Teachers who have gone above and beyond are now going Beyond the Lens for free — and taking their classrooms with them.

The contest for outstanding teachers is already underway, but you can still submit a photo nomination for your teacher.

Last week, several classrooms learned their teacher had been selected from among a group of nominees. Each student in the classroom receives a ticket to the Pigeon Forge attraction while the teacher receives four tickets in order to take his or her family.

Winners so far include:

  • Bethany Sharp, at Ritta Elementary
  • Gail Little at Spring Hill Elementary
  • Jamie Morrell at Sequoyah Elementary
  • Susan Whitinger at Hardin Valley Middle School

Beyond the Lens is a family fun attraction on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge that features more than 150 interactive exhibits, including photo ops, virtual reality rides and even a 2-minute escape room.

Congratulations, teachers and students! The contest is open until January 31. Submit a photo of your favorite, outstanding teacher here.