YoungArts is an organization with an application-based weeklong intensive program for artists ages 15-18 or in grades 10-12. The competition is the application, where applicants compete to become winners. YoungArts winners are eligible for cash awards of up to $10,000. That money is unrestricted, meaning it can help pay for college, art school, a conservatory program, or anything you wish. Application to YoungArts is made through the completion of an on-line application that includes the submission of an audition or portfolio. The application asks for basic information about how to reach you and about your artistic training. Each discipline and category has its own media submission requirements (i.e., Cinematic Arts, Dance, Design Arts, Jazz, Music, Photography, Theater, Visual Arts, Voice, and Writing). YoungArts winners have the opportunity to participate in YoungArts Week (Finalists) and YoungArts’ regional programs. YoungArts program participants enjoy the rare opportunity to take master classes and interdisciplinary workshops from renowned artists. Winners also have the chance to connect with fellow artists at all career stages and perform/exhibit their work. Additionally, all winners join the more than 20,000 YoungArts alumni and are able to participate in Alumni programs and opportunities.