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Awards

The deadline to apply for a 2013 - 2014 award has passed. Please check back in Fall 2014 for the 2014 - 2015 applications.

The Educational Theatre Association Administrator’s Award recognizes outstanding school administrators who have demonstrated exemplary support for educational theatre.

The Educational Theatre Association Hall of Fame Award is presented annually to up to five EdTA members (4 selected by a judging committee and 1 appointed by the EdTA board) who have dedicated twenty or more years to promoting educational theatre.

The Educational Theatre Association Outstanding School Award is given annually to a maximum of twelve high schools (up to three per region) with theatre programs that exemplify and promote high standards in educational theatre.

The International Thespian Society Inspirational Theatre Educator Award recognizes up to three individuals annually who have inspired their students and dedicated themselves to providing quality theatre education.

The International Thespian Society Honorary Thespian of the Year Award recognizes up to three individuals annually who have gone above and beyond the standard duties of a volunteer.

The International Thespian Society Spirit of Thespis Award recognizes up to three schools that when faced with with a serious challenge demonstrated grace under pressure.

Nominations for the following awards are made by the EdTA Board of Directors or staff:

The Educational Theatre Association’s Founders’ Award is presented to an individual or group who have made significant contributions to the growth and development of theatre education, research and practice. The award recognizes work that supports the principles and mission of the founders to promote and strengthen theatre education.

The Educational Theatre Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to individuals or groups to recognize their contributions to theatre or theatre education.

The Educational Theatre Association’s President’s Award is presented to an individual who has made exceptional contributions to the Association, EdTA President, board of directors, or volunteer leadership of EdTA.

The Educational Theatre Association’s Standing Ovation Award recognizes companies or corporations who support the principles and mission of the Association.