Protea Awards Nominees

The Protea Awards is an annual event for recognition of the top six dancers in pre-determined age groups. The aim of this challenge is promote excellence and participation in Highland Dancing events. Scottish National Dance Premiership events are excluded. Only Premier grade dancers qualify for points in either section or Championship competitions. 

Four age groups are applicable: 

  • Under 12 years 
  • 12 – 15 years 
  • 16 – 17 years 
  • 18 years and over

Dancers’ age is determined as the age at the date of competition and a dancer may be nominated in two age groups. Winners are decided on accumulated points during a calendar year. Dancers accumulate points at competitions in all regions.

Points are awarded to the dancers who finish  in the top 6 at each competition 

1st - 137

2nd - 91

3rd - 71

4th - 53

5th - 37

6th - 23 

2019 PROTEA AWARDS NOMINEES

In alphabetical order

7 YEARS – 11 YEARS

  • Christy Braune
  • Erin Johnston
  • Catriona McApine
  • Jessica Powell
  • Kirstyn Walker
  • Kayleigh Wright

12 YEARS – 15 YEARS

  • Marle Bosman
  • Tanya Macdonell
  • Kianna Pinto-Duarte
  • Kristen Stockenstrom
  • Kirstyn Walker
  • Kayleigh Wright

16 YEARS and 17 YEAR

  • Megan Howard
  • Sarah Kruger
  • Tanya Macdonell
  • Robyn Searle
  • Rachel Sharp
  • Emma Walker

18 YEARS AND OVER

  • Shannon Anderson
  • Kayla Banwell
  • Ashleigh Dames
  • Olivia Fancutt
  • Shannon van Gool
  • Amber Vogel

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