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The American Theatre Critics Association Belonging, Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Committee (BEID) created the Edward Medina Prize for Excellence in Cultural Criticism to acknowledge outstanding writing by theater critics and theater journalists from under-represented groups throughout the United States of America. This prize purposes to:
• Reward excellence in the field
• Highlight and encourage journalists who continue the work of increasing the diversification of cultural criticism
• Increase the number of working theater critics and journalists 
• Honor our dynamic colleague Edward Medina, who died in 2021.

Edward Medina was an esteemed, multifaceted career entertainment and production artist and writer, most recently of theater criticism. Soon after joining ATCA in 2017, Medina became a very active member, first serving on the Membership and BEID Committees, and eventually, the Executive Committee. Throughout his time with ATCA, Medina emphasized the importance and responsibility of our organization to create opportunities for young critics, particularly those with diverse backgrounds.

The Prize includes $500 for the recipient, to be paid via check, PayPal or Venmo. It also includes free registration and accommodations to attend the ATCA annual convening in November in New York City where the award will be presented the BEID Committee and Medina's partner, Nate Hinkle.

Entry Guidelines: The prize is for an article, essay, op-ed, think piece, or other cultural criticism that (1) comments on a specific piece (or pieces) of theater or the at-large theater industry and (2) pertains to an under-represented or marginalized group. Entries must be:
• By writers from under-represented groups in theater journalism and criticism only (women, people of the global majority, trans, and/or non-binary)
• 3000 words or less total
• Published after September 1, 2021
Entries may have been published anywhere in any form.

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* 1. What is your first name?

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* 2. What is your last name?

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* 4. What is your email address?

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* 5. What is your street address?

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* 6. In what city do you live?

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* 8. What is your 5-digit zipcode?

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* 9. What is your ten-digit phone number? Please include area code.

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* 10. What is your title?

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* 11. Short Bio (500-word limit)

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* 12. What is your race or ethnicity?

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* 13. Please indicate if you have accessibility needs. This includes ambulatory, cognitive, sensory and other needs.

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* 14. Are you a member of the American Theatre Critics Association? (ACTA does not require that Medina Prize applicants be ATCA members. Your answer to this question will not affect your entries' or your qualification for the Medina Prize.)

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Your entries for the 2022 Edward Medina Prize
In the three areas below, please submit up to three submissions (PDFs or Word documents) that qualify to be considered for the 2022 Edward Medina Prize. Submissions must be 3,000 words or less. This means if you submit more than one piece, they cannot exceed 3,000 words altogether.

<strong>Your entries for the 2022 Edward Medina Prize</strong><br>In the three areas below, please submit up to three submissions (PDFs or Word documents) that qualify to be considered for the 2022 Edward Medina Prize. Submissions must be 3,000 words or less. This means if you submit more than one piece, they cannot exceed 3,000 words altogether.

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* 15. Submission One

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* 16. Submission Two

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* 17. Submission Three

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