You, your principal, anyone, State/Province Associations, and Issues Groups may make nominations.
AAEA members who meet the established criteria are eligible to be nominated for awards. However, membership is not required for the Distinguished Service Outside the Profession and COMC J. Eugene Grigsby, Jr. Awards.
Nominations must be submitted before June 30th.
Nominees must submit their required documents before July 31st.
Nominations are submitted through our Award Nomination Form online and must include all required documents.
All required nomination documents are submitted through the Award Nomination Form online.
The AAEA member who is making the nomination must write letters of nomination. Letters supporting the nomination can be written by AAEA members, as well as non-members.
The Arizona Art Education Association is divided into six job-alike categories called Divisions: Elementary, Middle Level, Secondary, Higher Education, Supervision/Administration, and Museum Education. Division award nominees must spend at least 51% of their workday in the job division in which they have been nominated.
The AAEA membership and awards committee chairs verify that all nominees are eligible and that their nomination information is complete. A selection committee using a standardized rubric scores nominations. Results are reported to the AAEA President.
Please Note: If no nominees meet the criteria for a specific award, a recipient will not be selected.
Awards are presented in the Fall at the AAEA Annual State Conference.
A press release announcing the selection of each award may be sent by AAEA to two employers, media outlets, or school administrators of the recipient’s choosing. All Award recipients are announced in the AAEA News as well as on the AAEA website.
Contact the AAEA Awards Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.