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2021 VAPA Spotlight Awards

The CALL FOR NOMINATIONS for the 2021 VAPA Spotlight Awards is now open!  

DEADLINE for nominations has been extended to Monday, Feb. 22 at 11:59 pm.

The VAPA Spotlight Awards recognize and honor individuals and organizations that are transforming lives through the arts or whose lives have been transformed by the arts in San Diego Unified Schools. 

ANYONE (including STUDENTS) may nominate a student, parent, teacher, school leader or community arts organization. Nominees will be selected for individual awards based on the narratives submitted through this online nomination form. Please forward and share this email and nomination link with your school community.  

AWARDS CRITERIA

Creative Leadership – This individual or organization deserves honor and recognition for exemplary work motivating, guiding, inspiring and team building in the arts.

Artistic Achievement – This individual or organization deserves honor and recognition for superior artistry, exceeding expectations and dedication to craft in the arts.

Artistic Growth – This individual or organization deserves honor and recognition for exceptional progress, perseverance, and remarkable growth in artistic development.

Artistic Innovation – This individual or organization deserves honor and recognition for taking risks, seeking new approaches, and working at the cutting edge in the arts.

Creative Community Engagement – This individual or organization deserves honor and recognition for their exemplary collaboration and inclusive practice, raising community arts awareness and developing strong community relationships through the arts.

Rising Star – This individual or organization deserves honor and recognition for their recent emergence and future promise in the arts.

 

Award recipients will be notified on March 22 and recognized at the 2021 VAPA Spotlight Awards Event on April 15 online (details to be announced).