The Overture Awards
The Overture Awards is a program that recognizes, encourages and rewards excellence in the arts among Greater Cincinnati students in grades 9-12. Its mission is to encourage arts education as an integral part of a student’s academic experience and to create an environment that encourages training in, and appreciation of, the arts. The Overture Awards Competition is the area’s largest solo arts competition and offers awards in six artistic disciplines: creative writing, dance, instrumental music, theatre, visual art, and vocal music. For the 2018 competition, students may win $4,000 (one awarded in each discipline) or $1000 finalist award. Judges at all levels of the competition are drawn from the professional arts community.
Congratulations to the 2017 Overture Award Winners!
2018 Competition dates
Application Deadline: Monday, November 13, 2017
Regional Competition: Saturday, January 20, 2018
Semi-Final Competition: Friday & Saturday, February 2 & 3, 2018
Final Competition & Awards Ceremony: Saturday, March 3, 2018
Registration information available by September 1, 2017
Past Winners and Finalists
- Education & Community
- Artists on Tour
- Overture Awards
- Building Diverse Audience Advisory Committee
- Cincy Emerging Arts Leaders