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Outstanding Achievement in Design

DEADLINE: APRIL 15, 2022


Students should fill out the online form below. Please, be prepared to provide the following support materials with your application: essay, resume and work samples.

Work samples may include up to 5 sketches, renderings, models, light plots, magic sheets, ground plans, production photos, photos of finished pieces, drafting, research images, sound effects, music selections, sample materials or fabric/color swatches.

Acceptable file types include PDF documents only. Essays and resumes should be uploaded as individual PDF files. PDF file names should include your first and last name, school name, and a descriptive title (e.g. Kathleen-Lawler_Dowling-High-School_Resume.pdf). To submit work samples electronically, upload a PDF file that features up to 5 web links (e.g. Dropbox link to production photos). For each web link, please include access information with the URL (i.e. required plug-ins, passwords, navigation paths, etc). 

Questions?
Contact Taylor Wyatt, O-pa Education Manager at TWyatt@O-pa.org or at 402-661-8559.

 

The award for Outstanding Achievement in Design honors students who demonstrate artistry, skill and a commitment to excellence in costume, scenic, sound or lighting design. Winners will be determined through an application process. Applications will be reviewed by a panel of local theater professionals who will select winners to be honored at the Nebraska High School Theater Academy Showcase.
Student's Theater Resume

Attach a theater resume that lists the student's involvement in theatrical activities.

Student's Essay

Attach a 750 word or less document that describes the costume, scenic, sound or lighting design you have submitted for this award. Discuss your vision for the design and your design process.

Link to Work Samples

Attach work samples that showcase your costume, scenic, sound or lighting design. You may submit up to 5 work samples. Work samples may include, but are not limited to, sketches, renderings, models, light plots, magic sheets, ground plans, production photos of finished pieces, drafting, research images, sound effects, music selections, sample materials, fabric/color swatches, etc.

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Mail support materials to:

Omaha Performing Arts
Attn: NHSTA
1200 Douglas Street
Omaha, NE 68102

Please note: Omaha Performing Arts WILL NOT be able to return any materials submitted as a part of the application process.

By submitting this form, I understand that Omaha Performing Arts may use any materials I have provided as a part of this award application or nomination for education program promotion or archival purposes. I give permission to Omaha Performing Arts to utilize (for promotional purposes only) any photos, videos and recordings taken of me while participating in Nebraska High School Theater Academy events. I understand that I will not be paid any royalty or other compensations, and I relinquish any right I may have to payment if materials submitted as a part of this form, photos, videos or recordings are utilized by Omaha Performing Arts for promotional purposes. I understand that award winners are expected to attend the Nebraska High School Theater Academy Showcase at the Orpheum Theater on June 5, 2022. I hereby release and hold harmless Omaha Performing Arts, the building owners, its agents, employees and independent contractors from any and all liability, damage, expense, causes of action, suits, claims or judgments, arising from injury, damage or loss, or claims of injury, damage or loss to me or my personal property which may arise.