After the success of last year’s first ever International Creative Courage For Life Awards, we are delighted to announce that this year’s awards will be taking place on Sunday 1 December 2019 at the Shaftesbury Theatre in the West End, alongside the Stagecoach Charity Gala. These awards celebrate the collective talent from within the Stagecoach Performing Arts community and help to raise money for our nominated charity of the year, YoungMinds. Alongside celebrating the outstanding achievements of our Students and our brilliant teachers, this year, for the first time, we will be recognising the accomplishments of our incredible Alumni.

This year we have two age groups for singing, dancing and acting categories as well as the new ‘Outstanding Alumni’ category.

Please note the timeline of the CCFL 2019 Awards is included below.

This year, there are 12 awards in total. Please note that students who enter must be current Stagecoach Students at the time of submission (except the Alumni nominees).

Outstanding Singer -  2 Categories - 7-12 and 13-18
Outstanding Dancer -  2 Categories - 7-12 and 13-18
Outstanding Actor -   2 Categories - 7-12 and 13-18
Overcoming Diversity Award
Creative Courage For Life awards
Outstanding Alumni
Outstanding Singing Teacher
Outstanding Dance Teacher
Outstanding Drama Teacher

All nominees will receive four tickets (including their own) to the CCFL awards and Charity Gala on the 1 December 2019. They will also be given a photo opportunity with their family and receive their nomination certificate.
Winners will be presented with an engraved trophy and their certificate on stage during the awards ceremony.

CCFL 2019 Timeline

13 March   Open For Entries
15 May  Nominations Close 
21 May First Round of judging begins
5 June  Industry Judging Panel meet to decide on final nominees in Woking.
23 June Teacher Nominations announced at Teacherfest
24 June Nominations for students announced at Stagecoach Annual Conference
1 Dec  Red Carpet Event at the Shaftesbury Theatre

How To Enter

Student Entries

For Students, we have kept entry by self-tape as standard and full guidelines can be found on the Stagecoach Agency website under Creative Courage For Life Awards 2019.

To enter please follow the guidelines in the films and the instructions below as entries not meeting the audition requirements and format will be discounted.

Video submissions must be recorded in landscape format and the right way up - Please check your finished video before sending.
Videos should be clearly labelled with student’s name, age, Stagecoach school and category
Eg. Anne Hobbs - Aged 7 - Stagecoach Malta - Outstanding Actress 7-12

All self-tapes i.e. videos must be emailed to via

Parents must also fill out an entry form which contains our media release form

At the start of their audition video, students should held up an Ident on an A4 size paper that states details below. This should be held up the piece of paper to the camera and read out loud what it says on the paper.

Aged 7
Stagecoach Malta

Outstanding Actor
Audition videos should be no longer than a minute. They can be an original piece, part of an existing play or a standalone monologue. The short video on our website will give you further guidelines

Outstanding Singer
We are looking to hear a verse and chorus of a song. Ideally, the genre should be musical theatre and not pop songs. Try and avoid songs that have a slow beginning or have talking at the start as we want to hear the musicality of your vocals. Remember, we are looking at the performance as well as the quality of singing.

Outstanding Dancer
We are looking for originality, expression and a character in a short two-minute routine. The short video on our website will give you further guidelines.

Recommend your Outstanding Drama, Singing, or Dance Teacher
If you would like to recommend to us your favourite Stagecoach Teacher then please click here to fill out this short form and we will do the rest

Outstanding Alumni
This is a new award that is open to all ex students (Alumni)  who have left Stagecoach and gone onto an Outstanding career in any area of the Arts or beyond.  We would love to hear about that journey.
Simply tell us your story via this short form