Artists of Promise


Each year, the Maricopa Community Colleges sponsor a districtwide competition to encourage and recognize student achievement in the following categories:

  • Theatre Design
  • Theatre Acting/Performance

Winning students will be selected to have their work displayed at the Artists of Promise on April 23, 2020, at the Herberger Theater in Phoenix, AZ.

Competition Details

Theatre Design

Please see Theatre Design competition rules prior to submitting.

Theatre Acting / Performance

Please see Theatre Acting competition rules prior to submitting.

Submission and Judging Process

Entry Process Opens: January 11, 2020
Student Entry Deadline: February 28, 2020

  • Student Competition Form (online)
  • Applicants will be notified via their respective college program directors by March 2, 2020, with assigned appointments for in-person adjudication.
  • Adjudication will take place at Mesa Community College on Friday, March 6, 2020.
  • Failure to appear at the appointed time will result in withdrawal from the competition.


  • First place work in each category will be performed at the Artists of Promise performance scheduled for April 23, 2020. In addition, they will be expected to participate in the mandatory dress rehearsal on April 22, 2020. Both occur at the Herberger Theater in Phoenix, AZ.
  • All first-place winners MUST attend both the dress rehearsal and performance.
  • All awards will be issued via U.S. Mail shortly after the Artists of Promise.
    • $300 for first place;
    • $200 for second place;
    • $100 for third place