ACDA sponsors a number of awards and competitions throughout the year designed to celebrate the highest levels of achievement in various areas of the choral art. Announcements are published in Choral Journal and on ChoralNet, and publicized to members in a range of other ways.
Currently Accepting Submissions:
There are currently no open awards or competitions
ACDA’s Brock Prize for Student Composers
2023 submission period is closed
ACDA Student Chapter Award
2023 submission period is closed.
ACDA’s Composition Focus Prize
The submission period has closed for Treble & Tenor/Bass submissions.
ACDA’s Brock Prize for Professional Composers
Raymond W. Brock Memorial Commission
Established in 1991. Not chosen through application.
2022 Julius Herford Dissertation Prize
Submission period has closed.
Competition is permanently closed.
Robert Shaw Choral Award
The nomination period for the 2023 award has closed. The next nomination period will open in 2024.
Diverse Voices Collaborative Grant
A one-time award, made in 2019.
Genesis Prize: A Composer/Poet Response
A one-time award, made in 2020.
ACDA National Conference-Related Awards & Competitions
Steven M. Demorest Award for Choral Research
An award made to the highest scoring poster proposal as judged by the poster selection committee.