Contests and Awards
The Missouri Alliance
for Arts Education presents awards to students, teachers, administrators,
school buildings, school districts, and community members at the annual MAAE
Fine Arts Education Day at the State Capitol.
Student Arts Advocate Award
This annual award gives a Missouri high school arts student the
opportunity to go to Washington, D. C. in the spring to participate in the
annual Arts Advocacy Day, sponsored by Americans for the Arts. The contest for the award is open to all
Missouri high school students who participate in at least one arts program and
are in good standing at their school.
For detailed information on this award: Information | Application
Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education
and the Missouri Alliance for Arts
of Excellence Awards
The Missouri Alliance for Art Education acknowledge individuals and organizations that demonstrate outstanding support for the arts.
award recognizes schools that have done an outstanding job of making the arts
essential to the education of their students. The awards provide an
important opportunity to honor schools and the role they play in providing a
creative learning environment for outstanding student achievement. Winners
receive a plaque for display in their building.
award is presented to individual schools that have arts education programs that
include two or more of the following components:
1. teach music,
art, theatre and, where applicable, dance as specific disciplines;
2. provide imaginative learning environments;
3. include parental involvement;
4. promote learning about other cultures; and
5. encourage community connections.
you prefer to work with a Word document that will allow you to fill in the
information and then send as an attachment, please contact MAAE Executive
Director, Ben Martin at email@example.com .
Student Video Contest
Missouri Alliance for Arts Education (MAAE) is looking for future filmmakers,
media moguls or roving TV reporters to enter a student video contest
highlighting the importance of arts education in Missouri schools. The MAAE is
dedicated to showing why it is important to have fine arts
instruction in every school, for every child, every day.
We draw attention to the creative skills the arts develop in students of
all ages and backgrounds. Now students can join in the Alliance's advocacy
mission and display, through video, why the arts are a vital part of education
at every level.
top prize of $100, to be used for classroom supplies, will be awarded to the
sponsoring teacher who submits a winning student video. The winner(s) will be
acknowledged at Fine Arts Education Day at the State Capitol in March. The
Missouri Alliance for Arts Education has sponsored a Fine Arts Education Day at
the Missouri State Capitol since 2004.
formats include public service announcements, news stories or music videos.
Videos can range from 30 seconds to two minutes in length. Copyrighted material
must be attributed in the video. The submission deadline is January 31st. Videos
may be initially submitted in the form of a YouTube link.
For more information about video content and how to submit an entry, contact MAAE Executive Director, Ben Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org
MAAE Student Essay
Students in grades
3-12 are invited to participate in the MAAE Fine Arts Education Day Essay
Contest. A student may choose one of the following topics for the
- How has
music, visual art, dance (if it is offered in your school as a class) or
drama (theatre) influenced you or your life as a student?
- Why is it important for every school to provide instruction in the arts to every child every day?
should be no longer than 500 words and should be typed, double spaced, with a
12-point font using Word or a similar program. In the upper left corner, list
the student name, grade level, name of fine arts teacher who submitted the
entry, arts subject the teacher teaches, school name (district and building),
school address and school telephone number.
essay should be submitted as an attachment to an e-mail to email@example.com
The deadline for submitting entries is
One winning essay will be selected from entries by students in grades 3-5, 6-8,
and 9-12. A monetary prize of $50 will be awarded to the winning student
in each category and $50 will also be awarded to the sponsoring fine arts
teacher in each category to be used for supplies in their fine arts
classrooms. The awards will be presented at the MAAE Fine Arts Education
Day at the State Capitol in March.
Each student’s essay is protected by copyright the
moment it is created. By submitting the essay to the MAAE, the student
agrees to allow MAAE to publish the essay in print and/or online. All
other rights remain the property of the writer (student).
MAAE Creativity and Innovation in Teaching Award
The Missouri Alliance for Arts Education recognizes a fine
arts educator for creativity and innovation in teaching a visual or performing
arts class at the MAAE Fine Arts Education Day at the State
Capitol. Students, teachers, administrators, parents and community members
may nominate a teacher for this award. For more information, call Ben
Martin at 816.522.8387.
To nominate a teacher for the award provide a
response to the following:
1. Why do you
think the teacher you are nominating should receive this award?
2. Provide at least one example of creative and innovative teaching by the
Responses should be no longer than 500 words and
should be typed, double spaced, with a 12-point font using Word or a similar
program. In the upper left corner, list the teacher’s name, arts subject the
teacher teaches, where the teacher is employed (school district and building),
name of the person nominating the teacher (teachers may nominate themselves),
contact information for the person nominating the teacher including telephone number
and e-mail address.
Nominations should be submitted as an attachment to an
e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for submitting entries
is January 31st.
One teacher will be selected to be honored at the MAAE Fine Arts Education Day
at the State Capitol.
The MAAE Arts Education Community Champion
MAAE’s Newest Award!
This award recognizes a community member who
is not a staff member at a school who has supported an arts education program
in a special and meaningful way. The
candidate can be nominated by students, teachers, administrators, or other
community members. A nomination letter
no longer than 500 words should describe the person’s actions and attributes
that have contributed to that arts program success. Please send the letter no later than January
31st to Ben Martin Executive Director of MAAE at email@example.com
The MAAE Administrator
of the Year Award
MAAE has developed an awards program to recognize an outstanding school
administrator who shows tremendous support for fine arts education and fine
arts educators. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org telling us
why your nominee deserves this award.
deadline for nominations is January 31st.
The Missouri Alliance for Arts
the Missouri School Boards’ Association School District of Distinction in
Arts Education Award
the most up-to-date information about this program by clicking on the MAAE/MSBA
School District of Distinction Tab on this Website
The MAAE and MSBA School District of Distinction in
Arts Education award is presented to a Missouri school board that has
demonstrated support for and commitment to high-quality arts
education. The award recognizes districts that include high-quality fine
arts education in their programs. The winning school board, chosen by the
MAAE and MSBA, receives a plaque for display in the district.
For more information, or to nominate a school
board for this award, please contact MAAE Executive Director, Ben Martin at email@example.com or 816.522.8387.
The Missouri Alliance for Arts Education State Government Advocate for Arts Education Award
MAAE recognizes two government officials each year—one
elected and one appointed—who have demonstrated consistent and committed
support for arts education in Missouri.
The winners will be nominated by the MAAE Board, however, suggestions
for potential winners are always welcome.
The winner will be recognized at Fine Arts Education Day in March.