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The New Corey Medallion Awards!
Celebrating Artistry, Integrity, Innovation and Equity in Theatre for Youth

The Corey Medallion Awards will be presented at the TYA/USA virtual conference in early May 2021.

Named for former CTFA President Orlin Corey,
this award recognizes artists, educators, administrators, activists and others whose visionary works for youth embodies the core values of the Childrens Theatre Foundation of America

The Medallion Awards were established in 1992 and we have reimagined them for 2021.

For the first time...
◆We welcome nominations from the Theatre for Youth field
◆Awardees will receive an original piece of art
◆Awardees will receive a gift of $1,000

Nominees from the field of Theatre for Youth in the USA may include:
-artists and organizations
-those working in theatre management
-patrons and business leaders
-community leaders, activists and others who are making significant strides in, for and through Theatre for Youth.
(No self-nominations, please)


The deadline for nominations is Monday, March 1, 2021
Your nomination letter should describe the nominee's outstanding contributions to the field of Theatre for Youth. This letter and any supplemental material you feel may bolster the nomination may not exceed five pages.
In addition, links are welcome, but not required.

Nominations should address:
How has the nominee demonstrated leadership in theatre for youth? What has been the nominee's impact on their theatre for youth community and/or beyond? What makes the nominee extraordinary?
Feel free to nominate more than one individual or organization.

Questions? Please contact

The diverse selection committee for the Corey Medallion Awards will be comprised of Childrens Theatre Foundation trustees and prominent representatives from the TYA community.
We're excited to have YOUR participation in this very special award!

The Childrens Theatre Foundation of America values: Children and Youth, The Art of Theatre, Excellence, Innovation, Diversity and Inclusion. (updated 1-6-2021)