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The Overture Awards

The 2021 Overture Awards Competition will continue as an online competition
for Regionals and Semi-Finals.
Applications for the Overture Awards are now open. Please click below to submit.

Regional Submission Deadline: January 7, 2021, at 11:59pm.

Finals format to be announced by January 30, 2021.

Students notified if moving to Semi-Finals: January 26, 2021

Semi-Finals Resubmission Deadline: February 9, 2021

Overture Awards Finals: March 6, 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]

Past Winners and Finalists