Applications for the 2018 Ben Vereen Awards are now available!

Please follow the links below to download the 2018 Application, Invoice and the Rules and Guidelines. 

Registration and Payment

  • To secure a place in the competition, the Teacher/Director must submit the completed Application, and the required application fee with the Invoice. If received before the priority application date of December 31, 2018, the fee is $250. After the priority deadline the fee goes up to $300. Please plan accordingly. These forms are included as downloads from this website. Please retain copies of the completed forms and payment for your school records.

  • Submission

    Submission of these documents will secure a place in the competition for the first 30 registered schools that meet the eligibility requirements.

  • Acceptance of Applications

    Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. All subsequent applicants will be added to a waiting list in order of receipt. Waiting list applicants will be admitted to the official participant list upon the withdrawal of a registered applicant.

  • Submission of Forms

    Submission of the required forms will provide the Ben Vereen Awards Production Team with general information about each school and its musical theater production.

  • Production Details

    Schools do not have to provide all of the production details about their upcoming musical at the time of the application submission. (For example, we understand that you may not yet have the full cast information.) Please submit this information as soon as it is available.

  • Fall Semester Deadline

    The application deadline for Fall Semester productions is October 31, 2017. Fall Semester productions must take place between Friday, September 1, 2017 and Sunday, December 31, 2017.

  • Spring Semester Deadline

    The application deadline for Spring Semester productions is January 30, 2018. Spring Semester productions must take place between Monday, January 1, 2018 and Sunday, April 29, 2018.

  • Adjudications

The Adjudications of San Diego County High School Musicals will take place from Friday, September 1, 2017 through Sunday, April 29, 2018.

  • Announcement of Nominees

    Nominees for the San Diego competition will be announced Mid-May 2018. The 2018 San Diego Ben Vereen Awards on stage competition event will take place on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at the Balboa Theatre in San Diego, CA.

(*The nominal application fee covers less than 1% of the cost of producing the Ben Vereen Awards. The remainder comes from sponsorships and donations. If you are able to provide additional financial support, please contact Rick Hernandez, Project Manager at (619) 564-3060 or