The 2017 Ben Vereen Awards have been completed. The information below will remain posted for reference purposes only. Please check back in the Fall for details on the 2018 Ben Vereen Awards.


Please follow the links below to download the Registration Form, the Payment Form and the Rules and Guidelines. These 2017 edition documents are posted here for reference purposes only. Please check back in the Fall for details on the 2018 Ben Vereen Awards.


  • Registration and Payment

    To secure a place in the competition, the Teacher/Director must submit the completed Registration Form, and the required application fee with the Invoice. If received before the priority application date of December 31, 2016, the fee is $225. After the priority deadline the fee goes up to $275. 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, 2016. Fall Semester productions must take place between September 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016.

  • Spring Semester Deadline

    The application deadline for Spring Semester productions is January 30, 2017. Spring Semester productions must take place between January 1, 2017 and April 30, 2017.

  • Adjudications

The Adjudications of San Diego County High School Musicals will take place from September 1, 2016 through April 30, 2017.

  • Announcement of Nominees

    Nominees for the San Diego competition will be announced Mid-May 2017. The 2017 San Diego Ben Vereen Awards on stage competition event will take place on Sunday, May 28, 2017 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