The Hedda Award

Logo for Hedaprisene

The Hedda Award is given out annually for exquisite performances within Norwegian performing arts.

The Hedda Award was awarded for the first time in 1998. The jury nominating the candidates is a professional jury. Until 2011 the jury was named by Norwegian theatre leaders, artistic directors and CEOs, from 2012 it has been named by a Hedda committee. The Hedda winners receive a Hedda statuette created by the sculptor Nina Sundbye.

The Hedda Award is named after the title character of Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler.

The award categories have changed over the years.

The jury is not obliged to award all categories every year. Finding worthy candidates is a condition.

In 2003 the jury gave out the Honorary award for the first time. It went to Wenche Foss. In 2003 the award was given to Jon Fosse, and in 2005 it was shared between Toralv Maurstad and Espen Skjønberg. In 2004 and 2006 no honorary award was given out. The Honorary Award was yet again awarded in 2008 - to Elsa Nordvang for her long-term efforts for Rogaland Theatre's theatre for children and youth and in 2010 to Edith Roger for her effort for Norwegian theatre. In 2012 the award went to IdaLou Larsen.

Coinciding with The Hedda Award ceremony the memorial award of Aksel Waldemar is given to a visual artist and to a person who has made a particular effort for New Norwegian as a stage language.

Association of Norwegian Theatres and Orchestras (NTO), Norsk teaterlederforum (NTLF) and the fund of Haakon Mehren in remembrance of Aksel Waldemar Johannessen collaborate on The Hedda Award.

Association of Norwegian Theatres and Orchestras (NTO) is responsible for arranging the Hedda Award ceremony.

The Hedda Award is funded by support from NTO and an annual fee from all of its member theatres, amounting to 0.08 % of each theatre's annual public funding. The jury is named by, and paid for by, Norsk teaterlederforum (NTLF).

Click here for information on the memorial award of Aksel Waldemar.

SOURCE:

The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 03.04.2012, http://www.heddaprisen.no/

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The Norwegian Ibsen Award AKA The Ibsen Prize

The Norwegian Ibsen Award is an award given out by the municipality of Skien, for long the only playwright award in Norway. It was awarded for the first time in 1986, and consists of 150 000 Norwegian kroner and a statuette by Nina Sundbye.

The Ibsen Prize is awarded a Norwegian playwright who has had a new work for children or adults produced by a professional theatre the past year, or for the playwright's collected writing. A special jury selects the winner.

Source:

Scenekunst, scenekunst.no, 20.09.2011, http://www2.scenekunst.no/artikkel_8455.nml

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The International Ibsen Award

Logo for Den Internasjonale Ibsenprisen.

The International Ibsen Award honours an individual, institution or organisation that has brought new artistic dimensions to the world of drama or theatre. The committee consists of senior figures in the international theatre community. It was established by the Norwegian government in 2008.

The winner is announced on Ibsen's birthday, 20th March, and the prize is of NOK 2.5 millions. It is awarded at the Norwegian National Theatre's Ibsen festival every other year.

The first laureate was Peter Brook who received the prize on 31 August 2008 during the Ibsen Festival at the Norwegian National Theatre in Oslo. The chair of the jury was Liv Ullmann until Per Boye-Hansen took over in 2010. In 2011 the prize was made biennial, with the next awarding scheduled for September 2012.

Source:

www.ibsenawards.com

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Alf Prøysens Hederspriser

Alf Prøysens Hederspriser er priser opprettet til ære for dikteren, forfatteren og sangeren Alf Prøysen. Prisene består av Prøysenprisen, Teskjekjerringprisen og Alf Prøysens Ærespris.

Prøysenprisen gis for fremragende innsats innen musikk, visekunst eller diktning innenfor de genrene som forbindes med Alf Prøysen. Prisen tildeles skapende eller utøvende kunstnere, eller til oppmuntring for unge talenter. Prisen kan gis til én person eller til flere som har samarbeidet om en oppgave.

Teskjekjerringprisen tildeles etter de samme kriterier som nevnt ovenfor, men med spesiell vektlegging på virksomhet rettet mot barn. Prisene kan også tildeles grupper eller institusjoner.

Juryen kan i tillegg beslutte å utdele Alf Prøysens Ærespris for langt og fortjenstfullt virke innenfor de samme områdene som dekkes av de to 

Hver av prisene består av en sølvplakett, samt 25 000 kroner.

På Sceneweb finner du en oversikt over Teskjekjerringprisen og Æresprisen, da Prøysenprisen er en ren musikkpris.

Kilde:


Prøysen Huset, proysenhuset.no, 18.03.2013, http://www.proysenhuset.no/alf-pr%C3%B8ysen/proysenprisene/

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Recently awarded

Frilansprisen 2016 (Frilansprisen)

Winners: Frilansprisen : Siri Seljeseth

Musikkteaterprisen 2016 (Musikkteaterprisen)

Winners: Årets muikalartist: Stian Blipp, Årets Musikkteater-forestilling: If/Then, Ærespris i musikkteater: Ragnar Olsen

Ibsenprisen 2017 (The Norwegian Ibsen Award AKA The Ibsen Prize)

Winners: Ibsenprisen: Our Power/Our Glory

Per Aabels ærespris 2017 (The Per Aabel Honorary Award (Per Aabels ærespris) )

Winners: Per Aabels ærespris: Jan Sælid

Årets kritikk 2017 (Årets kritikk)

Other awards

Prix Italia

Prix Italia er en av de eldste og mest prestisjetunge kringkastingsprisene i verden. Prix Italia ble arrangert for første gang i 1948 av daværende Radio Italiana, nå RAI, men da kun for radio. I 1958 kom tv-produksjoner med i konkurransen. I 2008 deltok 85 private og offentlige kringkastingsstasjoner fra tilsammen 44 land i konkurransen. Konkurransen ble arrangert for 60....

Fajr Festivalens Ærespris

Fajr Festivalen i Teheran sin Ærespris.

Lysistrata

Lysistrata (Spanish: Lisístrata) is the name of a Spanish theatre award. It is given out in the town of Sitges during the Sitges festival.

Honorary President Award

På nettsidene til ASSITEJ International står det følgende:

"In 1990 at the Stockholm World Congress, Dr. Nat Eek (USA) realized that ASSITEJ International had no official Award to give to its members that honored their artistic excellence in theatre for young audiences.  Wishing to honor the memory of his wife...

Den bayeriske teaterpris

Den bayeriske teaterpris, Bayerische Theaterpreis, er en teaterpris som ble delt ut i den tyske delstaten Bayern i perioden 1997 til 2002.

Kilde:

Wikipedia - Die Freie Enzyklopädie, de.wikipedia.org, 03.10.2011, http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayerischer_Theaterpreis