Excellence in Theatre Education Award

The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University Honor Teachers with the Excellence in Theatre Education Award

The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University invite members of the public to submit candidates for the 2016 Excellence in Theatre Education Award. www.TonyAwards.com/educationaward
The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University invite members of the public to submit candidates for the 2016 Excellence in Theatre Education Award. www.TonyAwards.com/educationaward
The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University Honor Teachers

***Submissions Now Closed***
Thank you to all who told us the story of a theatre educator who makes a difference in students' lives!

The Tony Awards® and Carnegie Mellon University are looking for the teachers who create the next generation of theatre artists through the Excellence in Theatre Education Award program. These are dedicated professionals who discover talented students, nurture them, inspire them, and set them off on a lifelong journey as theatre supporters and professionals. 

  

Excellence in Theatre Education Award

 

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Tell Us the Story of Your Teacher

Behind every great performance is inspiration, and behind inspiration is a great teacher. We want to know what educators inspired you through theatre. Tell us the story of your teacher, and they could be selected as the winner of this year's Excellence in Theatre Education Award.

The eligible candidates submitted by members of the general public will be screened and vetted by a panel of judges from The Broadway League, the American Theatre Wing and Carnegie Mellon University. The award finalists will be announced in the spring.

The 2016 winner will receive a cash prize for his or her school, a flight to New York City, hotel accommodations and a pair of tickets to the Tony Awards Ceremony and Gala at the Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016.

Give the ultimate thank-you to the teacher who inspired you by proposing him or her for the Award!

How to Submit a Candidate for the Award

The deadline for submissions for the 2016 award has past. The winner will be honored on the 2016 Tony Awards telecast on June 12.

Eligibility

Members of the public were invited to submit candidates for the Education Award. Your candidate must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • The candidate must be a current, living teacher at an accredited K-12 institution, or reputable theatre organization, located within the U.S.
  • He or she must be a teacher whose position is dedicated to, or includes aspects of, theatre education.

Submissions were accepted from students (for a current/past teacher) or from other individuals (submit a teacher you know as a candidate for the award).

Submission Requirements

For an educator to be considered a candidate for the award, you must submit the following materials by 11:59p.m. ET on March 7, 2016:

  1. Online Submission Form
    A completed online submission form, including name and contact information for your candidate.
  2. Photo
    A color or black & white digital photo of the teacher.
  3. Three (3) Letters of Reference
    Letters may be submitted by any individual including, but not limited to, a colleague in the candidate’s school, an academic advisor or current supervisor, a former student, or a community leader. However, the letter cannot be submitted by the candidate himself/herself.
  4. Make a Video That Tells Us Your Teacher’s Story 
    You must submit a video to tell us about your candidate. Demonstrate why the candidate has a compelling story, and has gone above and beyond in the field of theatre education. For example, describe how the nominee has made a difference in the life of a student, school or community; or how he/she is working to advance and champion theatre education in today’s landscape.
  5. Video Guidelines
  • Videos may not exceed three minutes in duration.
  • Video must be in MOV, AVI or WMV format, minimum resolution 320x240.

Deadline

The deadline for all application materials including letters of recommendation was 11:59 p.m. on March 7, 2016.

Re-submitting Candidates from 2015

If you proposed a candidate in 2015, you may resubmit that educator this year and we will consider him or her for the award. Please note:

  • You must log on to the system to re-submit your candidate or s/he will not be considered this year.
  • The candidate must meet the 2016 eligibility requirements.
  • No self-submitted candidates will be considered in 2016.

 

Questions? Visit our Award FAQ page.

If you have additional specific questions, please email us - educationaward (at) TonyAwards.com.

 


 

 

 

The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University

Revised May 6, 2016