Welcome to the 2017 San Diego Ben Vereen Awards!
- The Ben Vereen Awards (BVA) is a unique scholarship opportunity for talented high school students who have chosen to pursue a career in Musical Theatre.
- We are also the local branch of the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (NHSMTA) in New York which gives contestants the opportunity to compete on a Broadway stage for chance at $10,000 towards a college scholarship.
- Up to 30 high schools with eligible productions from San Diego County public and private high schools and/or collaborative multi-school or school district productions will be accepted to compete in the 2017 San Diego Ben Vereen Awards. Schools/Shows will be accepted on a first come first served basis, so please apply early.
- Participating schools/shows will be adjudicated for potential nomination in three categories, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Musical.
- The application deadline for Fall Semester productions is October 31, 2016. Fall Semester productions must take place between September 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016.
- The application deadline for Spring Semester productions is January 31, 2017. Spring Semester productions must take place between January 1, 2017 and April 30, 2017.
- Nominees for Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Musical, will be announced in Mid-May. The 2017 San Diego Ben Vereen Awards on stage competition event will take place on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at the Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego.
- The Registration Form, Payment Form and the Rules and Guidelines and other useful information are all available as downloads on the “How to Apply” page of this website.