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Founder’s Awards

The Founders Awards were established in honor of those who first chartered the Midwest Regional  Section of USITT. The Board of Directors chooses to honor those men by annually recognizing both a student and a regular member for their service to our Section or for their hard work and enthusiasm in pursuing a career in Technical Theatre.

STUDENT AWARD
Active Section members may nominate students to receive a monetary award of not less than $300.00 and a one-year Membership in the Section. Students may be either High School Seniors or College Undergraduates.
The criteria for nomination are:
-active in a High School or College Technical Theatre program;
-intent to pursue a career in Technical Theatre or related field;
Student nominees will be expected to:
-provide the Founders Award Committee with a current resume;
-write a brief statement of their goals in Technical Theatre.
-students who are nominated need not be a current member of the Section.
SECTION MEMBER AWARD
Active Section members may nominate one of their fellows for this award. The award consists of a plaque briefly detailing the member’s contributions to the Midwest Regional Section and a Lifetime membership in the Section. Nominations must be made and seconded by current active members.
Criteria for nomination are:
-active member of the Section
-outstanding contributions to the Section in the form of participation, growth of the Section, service to the Section and assistance in achievement of Section goals.

How to Nominate

Student Award:

Follow the link below to the STUDENT NOMINATION Google form and after completing the form hit submit. A confirmation email will then be sent to you via your email address.
– The committee will contact the student nominee requesting the criteria information listed above.
– You may also request a PDF version of the nomination form by contacting Tom Korder at: korderconsulting@gmail.com

Section Member Award:

Secure a second to your nomination and follow the link below to the SECTION MEMBER NOMINATION Google form and after completing the form hit submit. A confirmation email will then be sent to you via your email address.
– Multiple nominations for the same Section member will be considered as seconded.
– You may also request a PDF version of the nomination form by contacting Tom Korder at: korderconsulting@gmail.com
 
Nomination Deadline
All nominations must be received by January 20, 2019. 
Submission of supporting materials by student nominees (current resume and a brief statement of goals) are due by FEBRUARY 10, 2019. 
 
Awards will be presented at the Midwest Section meeting at the annual USITT Convention.