Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is there a limit to the number of entries I can submit?

A: No. You may submit as many entries to as many categories as you wish, but keep in mind that multiple entries each require a separate application.

Q: Are we able to enter multiple items (that are different) in the same category, for the same event?

A: YES – of course you can! Everyone has different versions of their program book – t-shirts – promotional items etc. So yes, if you have more than one – up your odds and enter them all!

Q: My entry might fit into more than one category. Can I submit it in both?

A: Yes. An entry that fulfills the requirements of a submission in more than one category may be entered in both categories. Please note that every submission requires a separate application.

Q: I’m a student in my school music program. Can I submit an entry for something our program does?

A: Anyone is eligible to submit an entry for the Advocacy in Action Awards. We do ask, however, that anyone nominating their local music program verify their submission with the signature of  their program’s director/instructor.

Q: Who evaluates the Advocacy in Action Awards entries?

A: Evaluators will include educators, administrators, community leaders, Music for All partners, and business leaders recognized for achievement in each category.

Q: How are the Advocacy in Action Awards entries Evaluated?

A: Each category will be assigned a panel of 3-5 evaluators. This panel will evaluate based on criteria specific to their respective category.

Each and every music program that enters is unique; therefore, evaluation is based on the subjective opinion of the judges based on their experience and expertise in the profession and their knowledge of that category area.

We do not reveal the names of the evaluators as we make every effort to protect them from questions – opting to direct all the questions about the evaluation process and the awards directly to Music for All instead.

Q: For categories that require a link to be submitted, how long should the links remain active?

A: Even though you may be submitting your entries in July or August, entries will not be evaluated until October. Even after the judging takes place, there is work that must occur in order to prepare the materials for the Awards Presentation and online publishing. We ask that all links remain active through January of the next calendar year.

If you have further questions about the Advocacy in Action Awards, please contact Patrick Rutledge at 1-800-848-2263 or .

Award Categories

Decision-Maker Interaction

Recruitment & Retention

Community Engagement

Marketing & Promotion

Parent & Booster Involvement

Fundraising & Sponsorship