National Arts Competition

Are you a 15- to 18-year-old visual, literary, design or performing artist?
Apply to YoungArts' national arts competition. 

APPLY

 

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WHY APPLY

  • ​Receive up to $10,000 in cash awards

  • Take master classes with accomplished artists

  • ​Become eligible for nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts

  • Receive a lifetime of mentoring and professional support

  • Achieve national recognition

ELIGIBILITY

  • Be a citizen of the United States or permanent resident/green card recipient (copy of documentation is required in the application)

  • Be 15–18 years of age or in grades 10–12 on December 1, 2018

  • Have not already been named a YoungArts Finalist and previously attended YoungArts Week

HOW TO APPLY

  • Complete the YoungArts application on Acceptd, including required documentation and audition or portfolio materials, by 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, October 12, 2018. ​Pay the $35 application fee or get a fee waiver. Learn more about fee waivers in our FAQ.