The first 20 high schools completing applications will be guaranteed participation.
Any public, private, or charter high school performing an approved, full-length Broadway musical may enter. Official rules for eligibility in the national program (the Jimmy Awards) apply. Shows and roles in the Popejoy Awards program must be eligible for the Jimmy Awards. Please note that the national organization accepts only standard or school versions of the musicals, and so must we. No 101 Collection, Broadway Junior, G2K (Getting to Know Series), Young Performers Edition, and Young@Part versions can be accepted, nor can we accept concert versions. If the show you want to do or the role you want adjudicated does not appear on the Jimmy Awards official list, we can appeal for you. Please allow an extra month for an appeal process once we have the request and information we need from you.
Local high schools agree to adjudication and scoring by judges selected by the Popejoy Awards program. The top schools will be announced April 16, 2018 and invited to participate in the Popejoy Awards program by representing their programs on the Popejoy stage. Any high school program requiring overnight stays to participate must contact us immediately after they are announced as participants to work out details.
Schools will be charged $150, which covers all aspects of their participation. The fee is due before adjudications.
All students performing in their school’s show must be currently enrolled in school. Both graduating seniors and underclassmen are eligible. Homeschool students are eligible if they perform with a participating high school. Middle school or younger students participating in the production are not eligible for adjudication regardless of their role.
Our adjudicators will only score students performing in roles deemed eligible by the national program, who have been noninated by their teachers, and completed the student registration process, which includes answering the registration form and both student and at least one parent or guardian responding to a confirmation email.
Award show rehearsals are a requirement for participation in the individual awards. Students must agree to be available for the rehearsal periods noted on the registration form to participate in the Popejoy Awards and the Jimmy Awards. Students requiring overnight stays to participate in the Popejoy Awards must contact us immediately after they are announced as nominees to work out details.
We cover costs for rooms as necessary during the rehearsal period in Albuquerque. All basic costs are covered for participants in the Jimmy Awards in New York.
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