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.
Composition Prizes and Awards are listed on the Composers Resources Page
ACDA Student Chapter Award
2023 submission period is closed.
Julius Herford Dissertation Prize
Submission period has closed.
Robert Shaw Choral Award
The nomination period for the 2023 award has closed. The next nomination period will open in 2024.
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.