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The Overture Awards

The 2021 Overture Awards Competition will continue as an online competition
for Regionals and Semi-Finals.

We apologize for the delay in accepting Applications. The link to submit applications will be provided on this page on Nov 1, 2020.
Regional Submission Deadline: January 6, 2021, at 11:59pm.


Applications and submissions must be submitted online.
A link for online submission will be provided by Oct. 22 on this page,
and more information regarding criteria and guidelines will be released soon. 

Finals format to be announced by January 30, 2021.


The Overture Awards is a program that recognizes 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.

If you have questions, contact us at (513) 977-4116 or [email protected]


Congratulations to the 2020 winners!

Finalists list 2020.pdf

Photos from the competition and awards ceremony are available for purchase from Philip Groshong Photography, www.philipgroshongphotography.com (click on shop, then the Overture Awards)

Past Winners and Finalists