Nomination Guidelines


Nominations for the Achievement Awards can be submitted electronically. Incomplete nominations may disqualify the nominee. A nomination packet must include the following (not to exceed twenty (20) print pages per packet):

  • Completed nomination form (To access the form, click HERE.)
  • Current curriculum vitae of the nominee and an outline or brief description of nominee's outstanding achievements
  • Three signed letters of support (one support letter must be written by an AATE member)
  • Relevant supporting materials (not to exceed six additional one-sided pages)

Please note: The Winifred Ward Scholarship and the Doyle Fellowship are reviewed by separate committees. For nomination guidelines for these awards, please click HERE.

Deadline: February 1, 2017


AATE Member Nomination Procedure
AATE members may nominate a book or play published in 2016 by completing the nomination form HERE. Please contact the Publisher and request that they provide six copies of the book or play for the committee to be sent to AATE's National Office, 718 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001.

Publisher Nomination Procedure
Established Publishers will receive a request for nominations and must send SIX Copies of each book or play nominated, a letter of intent including the award category, and a packing slip directly to the AATE National Office, 718 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001. For plays, each publisher may nominate up to three plays in EACH category. Nomination packages must arrive at the AATE Office by the established deadline.

Deadline: February 1, 2017


The Lin Wright Professional Teaching Grant supports the work and professional development of an exemplary secondary school teacher through the introduction of AATE’s national professional network. The $3,000 grant funds registration and travel expenses to attend AATE conferences in 2017 and 2018, and a project aimed to grow or enrich the theatre program in their school or to make the program more visible in their community.

To apply, please click HERE.

For detailed information, please go HERE.

Deadline: February 1, 2017