2019 NDEO National Awards

Nomination Deadline is April 12, 2019
NDEO is presenting the National Awards at the 2019 National Conference in Miami, FL. Before submitting a nomination make sure you review the Award Guidelines and Criteria.
All Award recipients are given a complimentary registration to attend
the National Conference to accept their award.
  • Outstanding Leadership: This award is given to an individual who has demonstrated excellence in creating ideas for programs, curriculums, and/or projects that have had a significant impact on the field of dance education and who has demonstrated leadership on a national level. Additionally, the recipient of this award should inspire and cultivate vision and leadership in others.
  • Outstanding Dance Educator (PreK-12)This award acknowledges a stellar dance educator who teaches in a elementary, middle, or high school. The recipient of this award should inspire and motivate their students and have a significant impact in their school community.
  • Outstanding Dance Education Researcher: This award recognizes an individual who has made a unique contribution to the field of dance education through creative and/or scholarly research. The recipient of this award should cultivate the importance of scholarly and creative research throughout the field of dance education.
  • Lifetime Achievement:The NDEO Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to a member of the National Dance Education Organization for exemplary leadership, research, scholarship and/or artistry, and philanthropy or service to dance education.  The honoree will have contributed to the field of dance education at the national and / or international levels for a period of at least fifteen (15) years.  The Lifetime Achievement Award is the most prestigious award the organization confers. Nominees will be evaluated in the following areas: 1) Impact and contributions of lifetime achievements to the field of dance education; 2) Advocacy for the field of dance and dance in education at the national and/or international level, 3) Innovativeness of contributions to the arts and dance education; and 4) Recognition by peers as an influential figure in the dance or dance education communities.  
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Confirmation of NDEO Membership Status

Before completing this online awards nomination form, please confirm that you have verified that the award nominee is a current NDEO member and has at least 5 years of continuous NDEO membership either as an individual Professional membership or as the main contact on an Institutional Membership, or a combination of the two.  If you need assistance with this please email membership@ndeo.org.
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Lifetime Achievement nominee CANNOT self-nominate. 
All other award nominees CAN self-nominate.
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