The NJGAAE Awards program is a large-scale statewide effort and public event, developed, directed and coordinated through the volunteer efforts of members of the Planning Council. In order to ensure the successful implementation of the program, committees have to be established to duct activities throughout the year and encourage the full involvement of all Planning Council members. The committees are then chaired by one or more members of the Planning Council, and consist of Planning Council members.
Awards will be reviewed annually to ensure the awards continue to meet NJGAAE award criteria and program objectives.
Awards and selection process must:
● Be statewide in scope;
● Reward excellence in a discipline;
● Assure broad-based access, fairness and competitiveness;
● Ensure that award recipients are reflective of New Jersey’s statewide demographics
The Planning Council will monitor the number of awards offered by each organization to maintain balance of disciplines, taking into consideration the uniqueness of the awards; its significance at the state and national level; and impact on public awareness of the importance of arts education.
The process by which artistic and educational decisions will be made is by the NJGAAE Planning Council. Arts Ed NJ does not choose the winners or create the criteria for the applicants. All decisions regarding artistic and educational requirements are done by the state and national associations that are represented on the Planning Council.