2023 Award Submissions are now closed. Awards Submissions for 2024 will be open soon!
One of the most important programs OAEA offers is recognition of our members for their outstanding performance as art educators and service to the organization. These individuals, through their powerfully engaging work and tremendous impact they’ve had on their students, inspired colleagues and fellow OAEA members to nominate them for these awards. We also take the time to appreciate the generous contributions from our community that support our work with Ohio’s art students. We celebrate these honorees at our annual awards banquet and program at our state professional development conference. Congratulations to these shining examples of high quality art education in Ohio!
Outstanding Art Teachers - individual recognition within each of our regions Nominations submitted to Regional Directors then presented and voted upon at Conference by members in attendance. Outstanding Art Teacher (OAT) description
NAEA Award Opportunities If you are a state Division winner or selected as our Ohio Art Educator of the Year and if you are a member of NAEA (National Art Education Association), you can submit your packet to compete at the National level. Due date is October 16, 2023. Please visit the NAEA website awards page at: https://www.arteducators.org/opportunities/naea-awards
Awards for Contributions Outside of OAEA
Distinguished Service Awards for Citizen, Educator and Business/Organization - recognition for contributions made to art students from outside of OAEA
Nominations submitted to Regional Directors then presented and voted upon at Conference by members in attendance.
Regional winners will then move forward, with the help of nominator, by submitting packets to State level which will be voted on by Leadership Assembly.