Performance Eligibility
A performance by an actor will be considered Eligible when all the following conditions are met:
i. The production they are performing in meets the Production Eligibility criteria (see below).
ii. The performers are engaged under a CAEA, AFM, ADC or PGC approved agreement or contract, and/or are produced with a grant from the Winnipeg Arts Council, Manitoba Arts Council or Canada Arts Council and/or pay artists a professional industry rate or compensate based on a profit-share model for their work. The Organizing Committee has the right to request the finances from productions to ensure artists have been compensated fairly for their work. 

Production Eligibility
A production will be considered an Eligible Production when all the following conditions are met:
i. The production is performed within the City of Winnipeg.
ii. The production is produced and promoted by an organization based in the City of Winnipeg.
iii. The production is not a production touring into the City of Winnipeg. Co-productions that are produced in association with organizations based in the City of Winnipeg, are Eligible.
iv. The production is a professional theatre production. The Winnipeg Theatre Awards consider a production professional when artists are engaged under a CAEA, AFM, ADC or PGC approved agreement or contract, and/or are produced with a grant from the Winnipeg Arts Council, Manitoba Arts Council or Canada Arts Council and/or pay artists a professional industry rate or compensate based on a profit-share model for their work. The Organizing Committee has the right to request the finances from productions to ensure artists have been compensated fairly for their work. 
v. The production is performed for a minimum of 5 public performances.
vi. If the production is a remount or reproduction of a production that was previously eligible for a Winnipeg Theatre Award, only previously un-nominated or new elements will be deemed eligible.  The Organizing Committee will make the Awards Jury aware of any previously nominated elements.
vii. Due to the size and scope of the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, we regret that festival productions are ineligible.

*Note - the spirit of the above criteria is to avoid companies that charge a ticket price but don't compensate artists fairly, or companies where the producer(s) pocket funds.

Honourary Awards
The Winnipeg Theatre Awards seeks to unite the performing arts community to celebrate the great work done by artists each season.  Aside from the traditional juried award categories, the Winnipeg Theatre Awards Organizing Committee will honour additional members of our community who have contributed to making the performing arts community so vibrant and successful.  These honourary awards are governed by a separate committee, and do not fall under the umbrella of the jury.  The Honourary categories and nomination process will be released in the coming months.