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2016 Awards Program: GUIDELINES WILL BE RELEASED SPRING/SUMMER 2015
Deadline: October 1, 2015 for most awards
To recognize excellence in the many outstanding individuals, state/province associations, and programs of NAEA.
To focus professional attention on quality art education and exemplary art educators.
To increase public awareness of the importance of quality art education.
To set standards for quality art education and show how they can be achieved.
To provide tangible recognition of achievement, earn respect of colleagues, and enhance professional opportunities for NAEA members.
Who May Nominate?
Special Issues Groups
Eligibility. NAEA members who meet the established criteria. Membership is not required for the Distinguished Service (Outside the Profession) award.
Award Selection. Nominations and supporting documentation are submitted to the NAEA Awards Coordinator, President, or President-Elect [see award categories for details]. State/province award committees select their own state/province award recipient and submit the name to the national office on official association letterhead signed by the association president. Contact your state/province association for guidelines. The selection committees reserve the right to deny awards in any category.
Deadlines. Award packets must be submitted to the appropriate persons by October 1, unless otherwise stated. This timeline allows the selection committees sufficient time to review documentation, verify membership, make final decisions and submit the names of winning recipients to the national office by November 1. Note: The national office processes, verifies, engraves, labels, packs and ships over 120 awards. Awards postmarked after October 1 will be processed on a delayed basis, and mailed to the award recipients in the summer.
NAEA Divisions. The National Art Education Association is divided into six job-alike categories called Divisions: Elementary, Secondary, Middle Level, Higher Education, Supervision and Administration, and Museum Education. Division award nominees must spend at least 51% of their work day in the job division in which they have been nominated. For example, educators who work primarily as administrators or supervisors are not eligible to receive Elementary Division awards, even if that is the level administrated or supervised. This member should be registered in the Supervision and Administration Division.
Award Presentations. Awards are presented in the spring at the annual NAEA convention, with the exception of the Standards of Excellence awards which are presented throughout the year. Winners are announced in the NAEA News.
Press Release. Upon notification, each award recipient is asked to provide pertinent information so press releases may be sent by the national office to employers, local media, art departments, school administrators, etc.
NAEA Regions. The National Art Education Association is divided into four geographical Regions: Eastern, Western, Southeastern, and Pacific. Regional award nominees must hold membership in the geographic region in which they have been nominated. For example, a member of the Southeastern Region may only be nominated for a Southeastern Region award.
Eastern Region: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Labrador, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Overseas Art Education Association, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia.
Western Region: Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Manitoba, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Northwest Territory, Ohio, Oklahoma, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin.
Southeastern Region: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and the Virgin Islands.
Pacific Region: Alaska, Alberta, American Samoa, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and Yukon Territory.
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