American Circus Educators Association Excellence in Circus Education Award

The deadline for nominations is September 18, 2020 at 11:59pm Eastern Time.

This biennial award is given to an individual based in the USA who demonstrates excellence in circus education. The recipient of this award will demonstrate the following qualities:

- outstanding and unique contributions to the field of circus education
- serves as an inspiration, role model, and mentor for students and other educators
-significant impact on students achievement and passion for circus and/or the success of other circus educators
- 10 years or more dedicated to circus arts education

Educators become eligible for this award via nomination from the community. The recipient of this award is selected from the pool of nominees by consensus of the AYCO/ACE board of directors.

It is ok if various people submit a nomination for for the same candidate without knowing - we anticipate this may occur. A group of people may join together to fill out the form for a nominee if they think it will create the strongest application. Volume of nominations for a single person does not give a candidate a better chance - the nominee will be selected based on their compatibility with the criteria the award is based on and the answers the nominators provide.

You may nominate someone for both the excellence and innovation awards if appropriate.

Please note- you may not save the survey and re-visit it later, so we suggest you read through it, work on your answers, and then submit once you have all of the content ready.

The winner of this award receives a complementary event pass to the 2022 EdCon and a commemorative certificate.

Contact info@americanyouthcircus.org if you have any questions.

Question Title

* 1. Please tell us who you are nominating for the Excellence in Education Award

Question Title

* 2. Please give us more contact information for the person, if possible

Question Title

* 3. Please tell us about you (the person nominating)

Question Title

* 4. Please list any additional people who were involved with submitting this nomination form.

Question Title

* 5. Is this person currently a member of AYCO/ACE?

Question Title

* 6. Please list any/all circus disciplines or areas that this educator works with.

Question Title

* 7. This educator works primarily with:

Question Title

* 8. How many years has the nominee served in the circus arts education community?

Question Title

* 9. Please explain the accomplishments of this person and why you believe they should get the excellence in education award. Focus on the qualities and contributions that you feel are uniquely outstanding.

Question Title

* 10. Please share as many examples as you can to showcase the significant impact the nominee has had on students achievement and passion for circus and/or the success of other circus educators.

We welcome the submission of quotes or letters of support from students, parents, and/or circus educators to support your answer to this question. Please paste them into the answer box. If you run out of room, email them to info@americanyouthcircus.org

Question Title

* 11. What do you feel will be the nominee's primary legacy in circus education?

Question Title

* 12. Please note any local, national, or international awards or recognitions you are a aware of that this person has received in recognition of her/his contribution to circus arts education

Question Title

* 13. Thank you so much for nominating someone for the Excellence in Circus Education Award. Use this space to share any additional information that you feel will support this persons nomination. You can also email additional materials to info@americanyouthcircus.org

T