Gale Waldron Excellence in the Arts — a program of the Loudoun Arts Council

The Loudoun Arts Council has announced the return of the Excellence in the Arts awards program for 2018. High school students may compete for cash prizes in the eight arts categories listed below.

Participants will be judged by professionals in each field, and comments from all judges will be provided in order to help students advance in their artistic endeavors. First and second place winners will be awarded cash prizes of $500 and $250, with additional cash prizes or honorable mentions to be awarded at the judges’ discretion. Winners will also have the opportunity to present their accomplishments at a special public event held in early May at StageCoach Theatre in Ashburn.

Sponsors are needed in each arts category. Contribute to an entire competition or first- or second-place awards in your category of choice. Your sponsorship will include a one-year supporting membership in the arts council for you or your organization, or a one-year extension of your current membership. Sponsors will also be thanked prominently in our printed materials, press releases, and at the awards reception.

If you are unable to sponsor an entire competition category or individual award, we invite you to become an Excellence Booster at the $100 level or to donate any amount to support the program.

To volunteer to help with the program as a judge or in some other way, or to find out more about the many ways you can contribute, please email info@loudounarts.org.



Competition Category Sponsorship

At our judges' discretion, $500 first place and $250 second place awards for Excellence will be awarded to students in each of the eight categories of competion. Your sponsorship at this level will fund these individual awards for one of the eight categories, as well as the other costs of producing Excellence in the Arts, and will be gratefully acknowledged in all our communications about the program. It will also include a one-year Professional or Arts Leader level arts council membership or renewal.

$100000


First Place Award Sponsorship

At our judges' discretion, $500 first place awards for Excellence will be awarded to students in each of the eight categories of competion. Your sponsorship at this level will fund one of these eight first place awards and will be gratefully acknowledged in all our communications about the program. It will also include a one-year Professional or Partner level arts council membership or renewal.

$50000


Second Place Award Sponsorship

At our judges' discretion, $250 second place awards for Excellence will be awarded to students in each of the eight categories of competion. Your sponsorship at this level will fund one of these eight second place awards and will be gratefully acknowledged in all our communications about the program. It will also include a one-year Professional or Partner level arts council membership or renewal.

$25000


Excellence Booster Sponsorship

Your sponsorship at this level will help fund the general costs of producing Excellence in the Arts and will be gratefully acknowledged in all our communications about the program. It will also include a one-year Professional or Patron level arts council membership or renewal.

$10000