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Welcome to the Acceptd online portal for DPAC’s Triangle Rising Stars (TRS) program! We are delighted that you are interested in participating this year. Here you will submit the necessary materials for registration. 

For schools to be considered for the below listed award categories, all materials must be submitted by one school representative; any materials submitted to us separately by other teachers or school representatives will not be accepted. 

  1. Best Costume Design
  2. Best Student Orchestra
  3. Best Set Design
  4. Best Choreography
  5. Best Lighting Design
  6. Best Ensemble
  7. Best Musical 

In order to register, you are required to submit specific details pertaining to your production. Please note, production dates and times are imperative. We understand that some schools may not have dates finalized for spring productions, but it is important for us to have these dates ASAP to coordinate judges for your event. Your performances must take place between October 22nd, 2021 and April 17, 2022; productions that take place outside of these dates will not be eligible for participation.

Please ensure you have the following information prepared at the time of registration:

  • School Logo
  • Show Title
  • Production Dates and Times
  • Production Budget
  • Licensing Company
  • Production Location/Address
  • School Representative Contact Information

You do not need to wait until you have all required materials to begin uploading your items to the application. However, you cannot submit the application until you have fully completed all sections.

Please begin by completing the registration. The list of required materials to be submitted using the Acceptd portal will appear. Click the green “Apply” button at the bottom of the page to begin.

Additional post-production items will be required to submit following your initial registration. Schools are asked to upload these post-production items within 2 weeks following the show. More information can be found in your 2021/2022 TRS Handbook.

Student applicants for Best Actress and Best Actor categories must apply separately this year. Students may apply using any approved role from any approved musical, and are not required to be cast in the role by their high school theatre program. Students who wish to apply with a role they are cast in by their high school program are still welcome to do so, however they too must apply separately using the student online application form. More information can be found in the 2021/2022 TRS Handbook. 

If you experience any technical difficulties with uploading or submitting your materials, use the green "Help" button on the left of the screen. You can access Acceptd Customer Support by calling 1- 888-725-2122 or by email at support@getacceptd.com.

For additional questions or concerns regarding materials or guidelines, please do not hesitate to email DPAC’s Community Engagement Manager, Megan Rindoks, at mrindoks@dpacnc.com