The Second Annual Bardie Awards

Presented by The Shakespeare Standard

The purpose of the Bardie Awards is to acknowledge and offer recognition to outstanding work in all things Shakespeare.

The Shakespeare Standard is seeking nominations of writers, bloggers, teachers, performers and theater companies who excel in the following categories during 2014: Scholarship, Multimedia, Education, Voices, Performance, Foolery and Miscellany, Global Shakespeare and People’s Choice. Specific categories in each area are listed below.

Submitted nominees will be reviewed and voted on, and the winners will receive special recognition from The Shakespeare Standard, as well as the honorary “golden badge” for their website and a printable certificate of achievement. Winning theater companies will be featured on The Shakespeare Standard and receive free press for their upcoming season.

How to submit a nomination:

  • For verification purposes, please include your name and e-mail address.
  • Please clarify which award you’d like to nominate your candidate for and why.
  • To nominate online articles and websites, please include a link.
  • To nominate productions, please include the contact information for the organization.
  • To nominate a person or a department, please include their contact information.
  • Submit nominations via email to 

Important Dates:

Nominees must be submitted by March 1, 2015

Nominees will be announced January 15, 2015

People’s Choice voting will end April 1, 2015

On April 23, 2015, in honor of Bill Shakespeare’s 451st birthday, we will announce the winners on



Nominees must be able to be verified by judges.

Nominated material must be available to the judges for review.

There are no geographical limitations.




Best Conference of the Year:

Best New Monograph:



Best Shakespeare Film of the Year:

Best Shakespeare Book of the Year:

Best Shakespeare YouTube Clip of the Year:



Teacher of the Year:

Training Program of the Year:

Student of the Year:

Best Educational Site:



Best Journal Article:

Best Website:

Best “Original Idea” Piece:



Best Artistic Concept:

Best Professional Production:

Best Non-Professional Production:

Best Children’s Production:


Foolery and Miscellany:

Best Meme:

Best Use of Shakespeare’s Image in a Meme:

Best Pun:

Best Original Drawing:




Global Shakespeare:

Most Inventive Production:

Best non-English Shakespeare Production or Event:

Best Foreign Shakespeare Film:

Best Foreign Shakespeare Production:


People’s Choice:

Best Website:

Best Resource Site:

Best Collegiate Shakespearean Program:

Best Children’s Educational Program (K-12):

Best 2013 Shakespearean Production (Professional):

Best 2013 Shakespearean Production (Collegiate or Community):

Best Original Concept:

Best Original Costume Design:

The Bold Bardie Award (most avant-garde, risqué or controversial):


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