BURLINGTON, NJ – Three Madison arts organizations have been nominated for Discover Jersey Arts People's Choice Awards.

"New Jerseyans love the arts. The JerseyArts.com People's Choice Awards is a great opportunity to go out and vote for your favorite Garden State cultural experience," said Adam Perle, President & CEO of ArtPride New Jersey, which cosponsors the Discover Jersey Arts program with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. "Show your passion for the extraordinary arts we have across the entire state by voting today. And, don't forget to tell your friends to do the same!"

The nominees are:

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  • Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in the Large Theatre to See a Play categoy (300 seats or more)
  • Giralda Music & Arts Festival in the Music Festival category
  • Shakespeare Theatre Academy in the Performing Arts Camp

The contenders in the 2020 People's Choice Awards were nominated by their peers through the Jersey Arts Marketers network, which is made up of hundreds of arts groups across the state. Now, 11 arts districts and 106 organizations will compete in 19 categories, including favorite music festival, art gallery, small theatre, ballet company, and more.

"These awards highlight not only the excellence in the arts statewide, but also the passion of our state's arts audiences," said Allison Tratner, Executive Director of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. "Thousands of New Jersey arts fans speak up in support of the diverse arts organizations and artists that help shape their lives, their communities, and make New Jersey a distinctive place to live, work, and visit."

Last year more than 13,600 ballots were cast, according to the Discover Jersey Arts website. For a full list of nominees and categories, and to vote (one ballot per email address), visit www.JerseyArtspeopleschoice.com.

Every voter has the option to enter our grand prize contest by providing a mailing address along with his/her ballot. One winner will be selected at random to receive a $100 gift card to the nominee of his/her choice. The winner will be notified no later than March 15, 2020, and will receive the prize no later than April 15, 2020

Voting is open through February 20, 2020 at 11:59pm, with winners announced in March. Detailed results will also be posted on JerseyArts.com and emailed to all voters.


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