The Eileen Stannard Award (ESA) is a beautiful Rose Bowl, which was donated to Southampton University Players in 2011 by Ron Stannard, in memory of his wife, Eileen Stannard. Both Eileen and Ron were long-time members of SUP. The aim of the ESA is to recognise exceptional contributions and achievements that have been made by members during the year.
To be eligible for nomination, the SUP member must have made a truly exceptional contribution to the society which meets one or both of the following criteria:
• Shown exceptional performance or innovative action backstage
• Significantly enhanced SUP’s life or reputation
All society members are eligible to nominate any other member(s). All Nominees must have been members of SUP at the time the achievement was carried out. Members may nominate multiple achievements, but a separate Nomination Form must be used for each one.
Nomination Process 2016/2017
Nominations should be made on an official Nomination form and must relate to an achievement that takes place during the academic year 1 August 2016 and 31 July 2017. The deadline for nominations is 31st July 2017 at 5pm. Once you press submit this will automatically be emailed to the SUP Committee.
Names of all nominees will be put forward to the judging panel. Where multiple nominations are made for the same member of the society, for the same achievement, the judging panel will be made aware of the total number of nominations received.
Celebrating other achievements
Last year SUP committee introduced two separate awards in the build up to the Eileen Stannard Award these are:
- Best On Stage Performance – Could be a leading lady or gentleman or someone who has taken on a small role and truly shone.
- Best Support Back Stage – This is for a director, producer, props, lighting, sound, set building or just someone who has been there to lend a hand and you want to thank them. This could also be to a contribution away from a production supporting committee or social event.
What are you waiting for…
An ESA Judging Panel will be formed by members of SUP Theatre Company.
Nominations will be reviewed and commented upon by the panel, who will select up to five nominations as worthy of recognition as a shortlist, and one winner, who will receive the bowl for the year.
The ESA is usually awarded to an individual, however, where appropriate, and at the discretion of the awarding panel, it may be awarded to a small team.
The decision of the Panel is final. The Panel will not discuss nominations outside the Judging meeting. Members may discuss nominations among themselves, and with potential nominees.
The announcement of the shortlist and winner, and presentation of the Rose Bowl, will take place at the Annual General Meeting. The shortlist and winner will also be reported in the newsletter.
The main SUP Committee reserves the right to alter these guidelines at any time.
Highly Commended:Andy Burrows & Team (Hazel and Pete Burrows) for the set design for Dear Antoine;
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