The Executive Committee of ASSITEJ International is responsible for selecting up to three recipients of this Award for the period under review. All decisions of the Executive Committee are final.
Should any individual member of the Executive Committee be one of those nominating a candidate for the Award, they will be excluded from the jury. Should the jury be reduced to less than five individuals due to this ruling, members from outside of the Executive Committee will be invited to sit on the jury to have a quorum of at least five on the jury.
Nominees for the Award will be announced to the ASSITEJ International membership before the final awardee is decided. This will be at the same time that other official documentation is sent to members, approximately two months before the ASSITEJ World Congress and Performing Arts Festival for Children & Young People.
The selection criteria for the ASSITEJ International Lifetime Achievement Award are as follows:
- Contribution to Quality: The Award recognises an outstanding, profound, and lasting contribution through the individual’s body of work which has influenced the shape, quality, or direction of TYA nationally, regionally, or globally;
- Length of Service: The Award recognises that the person has served TYA in their region, country, and / or within the international community for most of their lifetime;
- Association Through Practice: The Award aims to recognise people who have served within the TYA field in general, not necessarily within ASSITEJ International. Hence, membership of ASSITEJ International is not a prerequisite condition.