C. Lee Turner Real Change Award

2022 Applications

2022 Submissions are due by end of the day on Monday, September 5, 2022

Application guidelines.

2021 Grant Awards

Congratulations to our 2021 C. Lee Turner Real Change Award Recipients:

Alief Kerr High School

Missouri City Middle School

Mount Enterprise High School

Thomas Jefferson High School

What is the Real Change Campaign?

Real Change is TTAO’s fundraising campaign to place needed dollars into our socio-economically disadvantaged schools and communities. 

Money raised will be used to fund:

  • TXETA convention attendance
  • Summer Drama camp tuitions
  • Clinics
  • Guest artists

We believe these activities change lives and helps expand theatre in our communities which affects our society as a whole. 

We challenge you to be part of the real change, and as you accept your contracts for this upcoming UIL OAP season, think about donating and being the difference in implementing Real Change. 


Our goal for 2022 is $22,000

Is it possible? YES! 

This campaign is for all TTAO members- adjudicators and contest managers alike. The suggestion is 10% of a contest fee earned for 2022. Please see the example below.

Note: the purpose of this chart is to illustrate the possibilities.  As contest managers fees vary depending on day, we have chosen the adjudicator example based on the base adjudicator fees.

Level# of ContestsAdjudicator Fee10% Donation Per ContestProjected Income
District192$450.00$45.00$8,640.00
Bi-District96$450.00$45.00$4,320.00
Area*48$1,350.00$135.00$6,480.00
Region*24$1,350.00$135.00$3,240.00
$22,680.00
*Based upon a panel of three judges.

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