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TIOS Outstanding Impact Award

Recognizing Thespian Troupes with the Outstanding Impact Award

Theatre Troupe posing with a #TheatreInOurSchools paper in their Cinderella t-shirtsWe are excited to recognize the hard work of troupes who take the time to advocate for the importance of Theatre in Our Schools with the Outstanding Impact Award. Your dedication and efforts will help ensure students everywhere can benefit from experiencing school theatre. All Thespian troupes who participate in TIOS month activities are eligible to enter.

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1. Review the official score sheet

Points are awarded based on various tasks outlined in our official score sheet. Be sure to review it ahead of time so you can earn maximum points in every category! (Note: Only officially chartered Thespian troupes may enter.)

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2. Make a plan

Using the tools provided for you in our TIOS Toolkit and others you create, develop a plan to spread the word throughout the month of March. The Outstanding Impact Award recognizes those troupes who advocate broadly – in their school, in their community or school district, in the media, and with policy makers. So think big!

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3. Document your efforts

Keep records of social media postings, official correspondence, or other activities. Take pictures of group outings and capture video of presentations you share with other students and the community. You’ll use these to submit your entry.

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4. Submit your entry

It's as easy as that! Upload evidence of your efforts by April 15.


Top scoring troupes will receive a prize package* from the official sponsor of Theatre in Our Schools, Disney Theatrical Productions, in partnership with Music Theatre International and EdTA.

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Winners will receive:

  • Free Disney Broadway Junior® ShowKit® OR a performance license for a Disney full-length title (including up to 6 performances and free materials rentals for scripts/scores)
  • Free Performance Accompaniment Recording for use in rehearsals and performances
  • Free video license
  • Free logo pack
  • Official TIOS Outstanding Impact Award trophy
  • Inclusion on EdTA Award Winners’ web page

What are you waiting for? Start advocating today!

*Limited number of prize packages available. A school or Thespian troupe that has received the Outstanding Impact Award shall not be eligible to receive the award again within a two-year period following their most recent accolade. Submissions will be evaluated by EdTA staff and the adjudicating committee. Tie scores will be judged based on quality of work and clarity of submission.

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