APATA – The Australian Performing Arts Teachers Association

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APATA National Awards Program

Celebrating our teachers and mentors!

The APATA National Awards Program shines a light on our community’s most inspirational performing arts educators.
Guaranteed you can name at least one teacher who has made a difference in your life.

Do you know a teacher who is changing lives today?

You know, that teacher who is going above and beyond – blows you away with their passion and dedication!
The APATA National Awards Program is released annually on 1 September with entries closing on 31 January.
The awards offer a range of categories for our members to enter.
Category finalists and winners will be announced in April.
We want to acknowledge the significant role of teachers working in the performing arts, and the wider community and celebrate their achievements and contributions!
Watch this page for updates and to nominate and participate in the APATA National Awards Program.

Again, please note, only APATA members will be eligible to enter.
Now let’s Party!

Key Dates

Criteria Available & Entries Open: 1 September 2019 Entries Close: 31 January 2020 AWARD PRESENTATION – APRIL 2020

The APATA National Awards Program is created to recognise excellence and innovation. The program is unapologetically rigorous, taking seven months from launch through to presentation. We take the role of receiving entries very seriously as our judges review written submissions and accompanying content.

Our judges are experienced industry leaders who bring tremendous credibility to our award program. Their depth of experience and knowledge ensures the process is both independent and robust.

2019 Award Categories

01.

Contribution in Arts Education

Entries open to :

Individual
School
Organisation
Industry
Entries Open: 1 September 2019​

02.

Outstanding Mentor

Entries open to :

Teacher to Student
Teacher to Teacher
Entries Open: 1 September 2019​

03.

Emerging Teacher

Entries open to :

Peer Nominated
Entries Open: 1 September 2019​

04.

People’s Choice

Entries open to :

Student Project
Performance
Entries Open: 1 September 2019​

05.

Social Change Maker

Entries open to :

Individual
School
Organisation
Industry
Entries Open: 1 September 2019​

06.

Cornerstone Award

Entries open to :

Individual
Entries Open: 1 September 2019​

07.

Performing Arts
Primary school

Entries open to :

Primary School of the Year
Entries Open: 1 September 2019​

08.

Performing Arts Secondary School

Entries open to :

Secondary School
of the Year
Entries Open: 1 September 2019​

09.

Performing Arts Higher Educator

Entries open to :

Higher Educator
of the Year
Entries Open: 1 September 2019​

10.

Performing Arts Private Studio

Entries open to :

Private Studio
of the Year
Entries Open: 1 September 2019​

11.

Performing Arts
Student

Entries open to :

Student of the Year
Entries Open: 1 September 2019​

12.

Performing Arts Teacher

Entries open to :

Teacher of the Year
Entries Open: 1 September 2019​

13.

The Meskell Award Honorary Award

Entries open to :

Significant Achievement, Distinction &
Outstanding Service
Entries Open: 1 September 2019​

[APATA National Awards Program: Open 1 September 2019]

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