SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Discover Jersey Arts People's Choice Awards 2020 contest is open for voting.

Participants have an opportunity to select from the list of nominees in each category or write in their favorite if you don't see it listed. Several Maplewood and South Orange businesses and organizations are listed.

Voting for the 2020 People's Choice Awards ends at 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 20. Anyone can vote. To vote simply: 

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(1) select an organization from the list of nominees in each category or 
(2) use the write-in option provided in each category

An organization must receive a minimum of one hundred and fifty (150) votes to appear in the official results. 

Ballots are restricted to one per email address and each ballot may only cast one vote in each category. Only votes cast via the 2020 People's Choice Awards online ballot will be considered eligible.

South Orange and Maplewood organizations nominated include: 

Art Centers and Presenters:

SOMA Film Festival

SOPAC, South Orange

Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University, South Orange


American Theater Group at SOPAC, South Orange

Progressive Theater at Burghdorff Cultural Center, Maplewood

Vanguard Theater Company, Maplewood


State Reperatory Opera, South Orange

Arts Education:

College of Communication and the Arts at Seton Hall University, South Orange

Visual Arts:

Gallery at Temple Shaarey Tefilo Israel, South Orange


Winners will be announced and honored in March.