Awards

Lewis and Clark - Outstanding School Award Recipient 2019
Lewis & Clark High School - EdTA's Outstanding School Award Winner, 2019

Awards

for Schools and Teachers

The Educational Theatre Association’s Awards are presented in recognition of notable accomplishments by individuals or theatre programs.

The Educational Theatre Association offers a variety of options to recognize individuals or schools making outstanding contributions to the field of theatre education. Explore and apply for the awards listed below.

Nominations for the following awards are made by the EdTA Board of Directors or staff but this year we welcome public nominations for the Founder’s Award, Volunteer of the Year Award, and Spirit of Thespis Award.

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 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 organizations or corporations who support the principles and mission of the Association.

The Educational Theatre Association’s Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes individuals who support the Association through exceptional volunteer efforts.

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

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. Deadline: April 1.

Past recipients of awards can be viewed in the Awards library.

Interested in serving as an adjudicator? Please complete the adjudicator application here.

Email awards@schooltheatre.org with any questions.

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