Awards and Scholarships

Special Awards and Trophies

The following awards/trophies listed are received by festival participants through adjudicator recommendations. Some are direct Sponsor Donations and others are awarded through the NIFPA Awards fund.


  • Primary Ballet Award
  • Most Entertaining Ballet Group Trophy
  • For the Love of Dance Trophy and Award *

* Courtenay Budget Brake & Muffler Sponsor. Criteria For the Love of Dance Trophy and Award: Awarded in memory of Charlotte Rose Martell. This award goes to a child of any age who shows a genuine love for dance. The recipient does not have to be the most talented or technical dancer. It is to be awarded to a child who lives and breathes to dance, and who has a genuine passion for it. β€œTo celebrate a child who cannot stand still when there is music playing, and loves to dance.” This is exactly who Charlotte was – so young she had barely any training yet she was such an amazing little personality. Dance was her own genuine expression of love.


  • Primary Modern Award
  • Excellence in Modern Award
  • Most Entertaining Modern Group Trophy


  • Primary Jazz Award
  • Primary Tap Award
  • Excellence in Stage Award
  • Excellence in Tap Award
  • Most Entertaining Stage Group Trophy
  • Most Entertaining Tap Group Trophy

Hip Hop:

  • Primary Hip Hop Award
  • Excellence in Hip Hop Award
  • Most Entertaining Hip Hop Group Trophy

Summer Program Scholarships:

  • Helix/Innovate Summer Dance Camp Scholarship
  • Ballet Victoria Conservatory Summer Program Scholarship
  • Ballet Victoria Conservatory Summer Program Scholarship
  • Bohemia Dance Productions Scholarship
  • Canadian College of Performing Arts Scholarship

 Scholarship Eligibility Information

Application Deadline is April 30th.

Participants must be living and studying within NIFPA boundaries, which are:

  • School District 68 Nanaimo/Ladysmith
  • School District 69 Qualicum/Parksville
  • School District 71 Comox Valley
  • School District 84 Vancouver Island West
  • School District 70 Alberni
  • School District 72 Campbell River
  • School District 85 Vancouver Island North
  • School District 47 Powell River

Participants who have performed in two (2) consecutive festivals (including the year of application) whose entries made them eligible for consideration as a representative at the Provincial Festival.

In the year of application, applicants must be registered in a full-time or part-time post-secondary program at a recognized education institution.

Previous scholarship winners are not eligible.

Application Form:


Eligible applicants may submit the application form, along with an an essay describing how the festival has impacted their life, by email to:

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