KENTUCKY CAREER AWARDS COMPETITION

For the past seven decades, young Kentucky artists have been invited to compete annually in professionally judged Career Award Competitions that rotate in the six featured disciplines of the fine arts: Art, Dance, Drama, Literature, Music and Musical Theatre.

Monetary grants are presented to first, second and third place winners. First place winners may advance to compete at the National Conference for major scholarship awards.

Career Award Winners / NSAL Kentucky / 1948-2011

Year
Category
Winner
2011 Dance Abby Wagner
2010 Literature Kara Renee Revel
2009 Drama Kensington Blaylock
2008 Music/Voice Megan McCauley
2007 Water Media on Paper Gerren Dugger
2006 Dance/Variations Kelly A. Yankle
2005 Drama/Comedy Ryan H. Case
2004 Musical Theatre Philip Drennen
2003 Literature/Poetry Erin Keane
2001 Art/Sculpture Meagen Kieffer
2000 Dance/Ballet Ellie Bogard
1999 Drama Michael Peters
1998 Literature Silas D. House
1997 Music/Voice Daniel E. Koehn
1996 Art/Ceramic Eric Headley
1995 Dance/Modern Maria Berman
1994 Drama Kelly Huck
1993 Literature Kevin Sedelmeier
1992 Music/Cello Michael Fitzpatrick
1990 Dance/Ballet Emily Jewell
1989 Drama Kevin Haggard
1988 Literature Rebecca Bailey
1987 Music/Voice Lori White
1986 Art/Oil Charles Lister
1985 Dance/Ballet Clinton Luckett
1984 Drama Vickie Hayes
1983 Literature Dr. Marion Douglass Anderson
1982 Music/Piano John Bloomfield
1981 Art/Drawing Ramsey Bell
1980 Dance/Ballet Sandy Cook
1978 Literature Melba B. Hay
1977 Music/Voice Diana McCloskey
1976 Art Susan Pronston
1975 Dance/Ballet Dido Nicholson
1974 Drama David Penn
1973 Music Mary E. Clem
1972 Literature Debbie S. Schneider
1971 Art/Printmaking Terry L. Mangat
1970 Dance/Ballet Susan Holz
1969 Drama Bruce Peyton
1968 Music William E. Averett
1967 Literature Ellen Berenton
1966 Art Robert Cloyd
1965 Dance/Ballet Sue Leachman
1964 Drama Matthew J. Muelhausen
1962 Literature William B. Floyd
1961 Art/Sculpture Frank Gunter
1957 Music Nancy Lowe
1956 Drama Eben Henson
1955 Art Robert Wright
1954 Literature Kim Sanford
1952 Art Beverly Davis
1951 Music/Voice Alice Ward
1950 Music Gordon Hendrix