Special project and work-in-progress awards were also handed out to former Princess Grace winners, including to theatre artists Sheila Callaghan, Rosemary Newcott, Maureen Towey and Chi Wang Yang. * Philadelphia Young Playwrights has been named a "Champion in Action" for its arts education program and will receive a $25,000 grant from a group of local corporations that include Citizens Bank and Philadelphia Media Holdings. * The Children's Theatre Foundation of America honored Children's Theatre of Charlotte with its Medallion Award at the 2008 American Alliance of Theatre and Education annual conference. * Americans for the Arts's Arts Education Network has chosen New York's family-focused New Victory Theater to receive its second annual Arts Education Award. * The Baltimore-based League of Historic American Theatres presented the 2008 Outstanding Historic Theatre Award to the Newberry Opera House, which hosts some 200 events annually in its 1881 French-Gothic venue in Newberry, S.C., and the 2008 Outstanding Individual Contribution Award to Canadian consultant Janis A. Barlow, who specializes in the sustainable development of theatre facilities. * In September HOLA (Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors) bestowed awards for overall excellence to Ricardo Barber, Mario Bsquez, John Leguizamo, Eduardo Machado, John Ortiz and Thalia.