Frequently Asked Questions.

How can I contact the TARA Awards Executive Committee?

You can reach us at

How are the awards categories determined?

TARA Awards categories are reviewed every year by the executive team, show advisors, and RTA faculty to determine the direction of the categories. Based on this review, and our rates of submission for past categories, this year's categories were determined.

How are practicum awards selected?

TARA practicum awards are categorized by the program directors of individual RTA programs and judged by the practicum/thesis advisors and/or judges selected to participate in the judging process. The practicum awards, along with all other award categories are not judged by the TARA Awards team.


Can I submit an old project?

Projects must have been created between September 8, 2020 and April 11, 2021. No work created prior to these dates is eligible.

Can I submit the same project for more than one award?

Yes, as long as the project meets the eligible submission requirements for each award!

What parts of my project will be judged?

Judging criteria varies by award. The judges will not be considering any material that is not your own or that was not created by RTA students. For specific award judging information, please see the awards descriptions here.

Can I make any edits to a project I submitted for class?

Yes, you can make minor changes to the length or editing of a project that was submitted for class credit. However, the final product must still resemble the same overall project. Please contact us with regards to any specific projects you have in mind.

I’m getting ahead and taking an upper year course. Can I still submit a project from that class?

Yes! You are eligible to submit for upper year classes as long as you have taken them and created your submission within the eligible time frame.

Can I send a link to my Google Drive file?

No, please attach any necessary files as a compressed/zipped folder and upload it as your submission.

When can I submit until?

The TARA Awards will be accepting submissions until 11:59 pm on April 11, 2021. Late submissions will not be considered.

When will the event be held?

The TARA Awards will be held in the evening on Friday April 30, 2021. More information to come closer to the event.

Will the event be virtual?

Yes, the event will be virtual and will be presented through YouTube.

How much will tickets cost?

For the first time ever in the history of the TARA Awards Show, this event will be free to anyone who would like to watch due to the virtual/online format of the event.

How do I get a ticket?

You will be able to get the YouTube link to the show via our social media channels or you can sign up to receive a virtual ticket right here.

Who is allowed to attend?

Anyone is allowed and welcomed to attend the 43rd TARA Awards showcase!

Who judges the awards categories??

A team of volunteers from the RTA faculty, instructors and staff.

THE TARA AWARDS and its leadership reserves the right to amend, update or cancel any part of the show, including categories and eligibility criteria. All updates and amendments will be acknowledged and posted on this website. Questions or concerns can be directed to