Drama Victoria Annual Awards

Drama Victoria Awards 

Each year the Drama Victoria community present a range of awards to industry and to dedicated educators.
These awards are intended to recognise the passion and innovation happening in all corners of our Drama and Theatre community.

Nominate an amazing teacher, a brilliant publication or an inspiring innovative curriculum!

 

 

Rob Galbraith Award for Outstanding Contribution to Drama by a Beginning Teacher 

2020 Winner:  Katie Lee, Lavalla College, Traralgon

Nominee has

  • Been teaching drama for up to and including five years
  • Been an excellent role model
  • Demonstrated outstanding and innovative work within their educational setting and/or community
  • Shown to be innovative and passionate about their job
     

 

 

Charles Slucki Memorial Scholarship for Achievement of a Drama Teacher based in Regional Victoria

2020 Winner: Geoff DeManser, Mortlake College

Nominee:

  • Is currently working in a regional setting
  • Has been teaching drama for over five years
  • Has been an excellent role model
  • Has demonstrated outstanding and innovative work within their educational setting and/or community
  • Has shown to be innovative and passionate about their job
  • Initiates and engages with both local and state wide drama teacher networks
  • Builds partnerships with local community to support the learning of their students
  • Effectively uses resources available to create opportunities for their students to engage with live performance.
     

 

 

The Drama Victoria Award for Outstanding Post-Graduate Study in Drama Education (in memory of Dr Christine Sinclair)

Inaugural 2020 Winner:  Kelly McConville, University of Melbourne

Drama Victoria is seeking nominations from supervisors and course directors in Drama education from all Victorian tertiary institutions.

  • Nominees must be enrolled in post-graduate research in Drama education (MEd, DEd or PhD) OR have graduated / completed within the past 12 months
  • Nominees can be enrolled in post-graduate research coursework, thesis or a combination of both
  • Nominees will have demonstrated excellence, innovation and artistry in their approach to post-graduate studies in Drama education.


Best New Australian Publication for Drama and/or Theatre Studies Teachers and Students

2020 Winner:  Teaching First Nations, Content and Concepts in the Drama Classroom, by Dr Rachel Forgasz, Danielle Hradsky and Kamarra Bell-Wykes

  • May be a teacher and/or student resource – published in hard copy or online

  • Preferably published in Australia
  • Published within the previous two years
  • Content relates to current curriculum
  • Address drama curriculum and/or classroom practice at any year level
  • Offer content that explores key concepts in drama education eg elements, styles/form, stagecraft, script analysis, theatre history etc.
     

Drama Victoria Recognition of Teaching Excellence

2020 Winner: Lorna McLeod , St Monica's College, Epping

  • Has been teaching drama for over 10 years
  • Has been an excellent role model and inspiration to other teachers
  • Has demonstrated outstanding and innovative work within their educational setting and/or community
  • Has shown to be innovative and passionate about their job
  • Initiates and engages with both local and state-wide drama teacher networks
  • Builds partnerships with local community to support the learning of their students
  • Effectively uses resources available to create opportunities for their students to engage with live performance

 

Drama Victoria Award for Excellence in the Digital/Online Delivery of Drama (Industry)

2020 Winner: Make a Scene digital resources Servant of Two Masters and Homemade Comedy

 

Drama Victoria Award for Excellence in the Digital/Online Delivery of Drama (Teacher) 

2020 Winner: Resource: Time is tik tok-ing by Emily Cerra, Our Lady Mercy College

This new award recognises the innovative work being created to deliver Drama education online. There are two award categories. Nominators need to have used the resource in their teaching and consider how it addresses one or both of the following:

  1. For industry - companies, venues, independent artists who have developed online drama teaching resources and/or live streaming/seminars that directly assist Drama teaching and align with the F-10 or the VCE curricula
  2. For teachers/practitioners - educators in primary and secondary contexts who have created sequences and lesson plans, seminars, and other digital materials for teaching Drama in the virtual space

The digital resource must:

  • represent excellence/innovation
  • link to curriculum, and
  • been used in online teaching

 

Please follow the survey link to make your nominations HERE

 

NOTES:

  • Answer the survey questions to the best of your ability. You are not required to make a nomination for all categories - choosing to answer just one is fine!
  • You are allowed to submit a nomination for yourself - all nominations will be assessed on their merits. 
  • Nominees may be required to submit a further response in relation to their eligibility and address the selection criteria.
  • Recipients are selected by the Drama Victoria Committee of Management based on the nomination referral and nominee’s response to criteria.
  • Nominations close 31 July 2020. Nominees have 7 days to respond to the nomination.