Award FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

Who may nominate?

Current members of AAEA/NAEA are the only individuals allowed to nominate.

Who is eligible?

AAEA members who meet the established criteria are eligible to be nominated for awards. However, membership is not required for the Distinguished Service Outside the Profession and the Supervision/Administration award.

How do I submit a nomination?

  1. Write a letter of recommendation/nomination that expresses why or how an individual should be recognized with an AAEA Award (saved as a PDF file and submitted through our online form).
  2. Complete the online form before June 30th.

What does a Nominee need to provide?

  1. Two letters of recommendation (in addition to the letter submitted by the nominator).
  2. A high resolution (300 dpi) publication-quality photo.
  3. Complete the online form (includes AAEA standardized Vita Form) before July 31st.

What is the deadline for nominations?

Nominations must be submitted before June 30th.

Nominees must submit their required documents before July 31st.

Where should I send nominations?

Nominations are submitted through our online form and must include all required documents.

Do I need to submit all required documents together?

All required nomination documents are submitted together through the online form.

Who should write nomination and support letters?

The AAEA member who is making the nomination must write a letter of nomination. Letters supporting the nomination can be written by AAEA members, as well as non-members.

What are AAEA Divisions?

The Arizona Art Education Association is divided into six job-alike categories called Divisions: Elementary, Middle Level, Secondary, Higher Education, Supervision/Administration, and Museum Education. Division award nominees must spend at least 51% of their workday in the job division in which they have been nominated.

How are awards selected?

The AAEA awards committee chair verifies that all nominees are eligible and that their nomination information is complete. The selection committee uses a standardized rubric to score nominations. Results are reported to the AAEA President.

Please Note: If no nominees meet the criteria for a specific award, a recipient will not be selected.

When are awards presented?

Awards are presented in the Fall at the AAEA Annual State Conference.

How are awards publicized?

All Award recipients are announced in the AAEA Newsletter as well as on the AAEA website.

Who do I contact with my questions?

Contact the AAEA Awards Chair at