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Awards

THE GOLDEN & SILVER Crickets in the Netherlands

Since  the 70’s  special Nominations and Awards are given for productions for Performing Arts for Young Audiences.

It started with the Hans Snoek Awards, then they were called the 1000 Watt Awards and now each year during the Theatre Festival in Amsterdam the Golden and Silver Crickets are the most important awards for TYA. The Silver Crickets are the nominees for that year’s Golden Cricket.


Silver Crickets and nominated in the first round this season production:

Pretpark (12+) – Toneelgroep Oostpool and Theater Sonnevanck
Liefde (8+) – MaasTD
Sell Me Your Secret (13+) MaasTD

Silver Crickets and nominated in the first round this season stage achievement:

Musician, composer and danser Guy Corneille for his multi-performance in The Basement (12+) by De Dansers, Theater Strahl en Wies Merkx.


In september the final winners of the Golden Cricket 2016 were announced.

The winner of the 2015-2016 production was: Bromance by Toneelgroep Oostpool & Theater Sonnevanck.

Sanne Danz got a Golden Cricket for her set design for Alice in Wonderland (8+) by Maas theater en dans.

Other nominees were:

Silver Cricket most impressive production In mijn hoofd ben ik een dun meisje (12+) by Ntjong
Silver Cricket most impressive production Bezoek voor Beer (4+) by Het Laagland
Silver Cricket most impressive production Falling Dreams (10+) by Het Filiaal theatermakers
Silver Cricket most impressive production Het Hamiltoncomplex (13+) by HETPALEIS
Silver Cricket most impressive productio Toen wij van Rotterdam vertrokken by Maas TD

Here you find the historical overview of the awards since 1977:  Winners since 1977


Awards given by a jury of children were the Puck Awards, and now they are called the ZAPP Awards,

The ZAPP award 2015-2016 was for Het Ro Theater with De Gelaarsde Poes.


THE VICTOR AWARDS and the MICKEY MINERS Award IPAY

The IPAY (International Performing Arts for Youth) People’s Choice Victor Award was established in the late 1990s in North America as a way of recognizing excellence in performing arts for young people.  The award has been a ‘people’s choice’ of favorite performances from the Showcase and is always chosen by the people who attend the Showcase Festival that year.

The Victor Award was originated to perpetuate the memory of Victor Podagrosi, founding director of Child’s Play Touring Theatre of Chicago and ALWAYS an audience favorite. Victor died of a heart attack in September 1995 during a company board meeting. He was 41. The past 12 winners of the audience choice Victor Award are:

  • 2017 – Slingsby Theatre Company- the Young King—Australia
  • 2016 – Erik S. Kaiel/Arch8- Tetris- Netherlands
  • 2015 – Macrobert Art Center’s – Titus – Scotland
  • 2014—Theatergroep Kwatta for their production of Manxmouse—Netherlands
  • 2013—Patch Theatre Company for their production of Me and My Shadow—Australia
  • 2012—Susanna Hamnett for her production of Nearly Lear—Canada
  • 2011—Windmill Theatre for their production of Grug—Adelaide, SA Australia
  • 2010—Visible Fictions for their production of Shopping for Shoes—Glasgow, UK
  • 2009—Puppet State Theatre Company for their production of The Man Who Planted Trees—Cleveland, OH
  • 2008—Speeltheater Holland for their production of Perô or Mysteries of the Night—Netherlands
  • 2007—Huis aan de Amstel for their production of Wolf—Netherlands
  • 2006—Det lille Turnéteater for their production of Hamlet—Philadelphia, PA

The actual Award is a trophy made by the same company that creates the Oscars each year.

The Mickey Miners award is given during the IPAY Showcase Festival every year to someone who has contributed significantly over an extended period of time to the field of performing arts for youth. The awardee can be anyone involved in the field: a presenter, an agent, an artist, a producer, an administrator, a teaching artist – any person who exemplifies the energy, vision, experience, and wisdom that are the hallmarks of those who deeply care about positively impacting the lives of young people with live performances that entertain and enlighten.

Previous 8 Mickey Miners Award Recipients:

  • 2016- Cheryle Hanson, from Canada
  • 2015- Dave Brown, from Australia
  • 2014—Mary Rose Lloyd, from the USA
  • 2013—Saskia Janse and Onny Huisink, from the Netherlands
  • 2012—Jim Morrow, from Canada
  • 2011—David Gonzalez, from the USA
  • 2010—Michael Holden, Alan Liddell, Tony Reekie, from the USA and from the UK
  • 2009—Heather Spicuzza, from the USA
  • 2008—Kim Peter Kovac, from the USA

THE HONORARY PRESIDENTS AWARD ASSITEJ

History

In 1990 at the Stockholm World Congress, Dr. Nat Eek (USA) realized that ASSITEJ had no official Award to that honored its members artistic excellence in theatre for young audiences. Wishing to honor the memory of his wife Patricia Fulton Eek who died in 1989, and who was a lighting designer and an ardent advocate of theatre for young people as well as ASSITEJ, he established the Honorary Presidents Award of ASSITEJ.

The award is named and presented on behalf of all the Honorary Presidents of ASSITEJ International – Gerald Tyler (Great Britain), Konstantin Shak-Azizov (Russia), Nat Eek (USA), Vladimir Adamek (Czech Republic), Ilse Rodenberg (Germany), Michael Fitzgerald (Australia), Wolfgang Schneider (Germany), those past and those yet to come. This ASSITEJ Award was established and accepted by the Executive Committee at the 1993 World Congress in Cuba.

The criteria for the winning of the Honorary Presidents Award are:

1. The Award is given every three years in an appropriate ceremony at the
current World Congress.

2. The Award is given to an individual creative artist or company that has achieved noteworthy artistic excellence in theatre for children and young people.

3. Only the creative work during the previous three years by an individual artist or group can be considered for the Award

4. Once a member of a national center has won the Award, that center may not make a nomination again until six years later, or the second World Congress after receiving the Award.

5. No individual artist or group may receive the Award more than once.

Nomination Process

1. During the second year of term the Secretary-General contacts all national centers with the Announcement of the Award for the next Congress, a list of the history, rules, and regulations, along with a Nomination Form. All this information is available for down-loading from the ASSITEJ Web-Site.

2. All completed Nomination Forms must be received by the Secretariat by the deadline date indicated on the Nomination Form, usually in the third year, six months prior to the date of the next World Congress.

Jury Selection

During the second year of term the President of ASSITEJ, with the approval of the Executive Committee, selects and appoints the five-member Jury. Three members are chosen from the current Executive Committee, and two are appointed from among the national centers not on the Executive Committee.

Award winner:
2014- 18th ASSITEJ World Congress – Warsaw-Poland

Elizabeth (Liesbeth) Coltof (The Netherlands)


See list of former winners on the website Assitej-International

New ASSITEJ Awards

As a fabulous initiative from our networks ITYARN and Write Local Play Global we present these two other awards:

– ITYARN Research Award

– ASSITEJ Inspirational Playwrights Award (WLPG)

And then there is of course our already well-established award:

– ASSITEJ Award for Artistic Excellence/Honorary President’s Award

All these awards will be given during the 19th ASSITEJ World Congress in South Africa, May 2017.

We invite you to check out the details of these new awards on our ASSITEJ website

DEADLINE FOR ALL AWARDS: NOVEMBER 10, 2016