The Arlyn Award is a world-wide search for truly outstanding design in the puppet theatre. Every puppeteer, anywhere in the world, is eligible to enter.

The Arlyn Award consists of a trophy and a cash prize of US$1,000.00. Only one Arlyn Award may be presented in each competition but all entries remaining into the final round of judging are presented an Arlyn Certificate of Recognition for Puppet Theatre Design.

The Arlyn Award is judged every two years and is for individual productions rather than a designer's body of work. Eligible productions must be premiered within the qualifying time period. Entries for the next selection must be received by 15 February, 2018.