Are you a 15- to 18-year-old visual, literary or performing artist?
The 2020 YoungArts competition is now closed. Applications for the 2021 competition will be accepted beginning June 1 through October 8, 2020. Requirements are currently being updated for the 2021 application cycle and will be posted in early February.
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Become eligible for nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts
Receive a lifetime of creative and professional development opportunities
Achieve national recognition
Be a citizen of the United States or permanent resident/green card recipient (copy of documentation is required in the application)
Be in grades 10–12 or 15–18 years of age on December 1 of the year you are applying
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 the deadline. Pay the $35 application fee or get a fee waiver. Learn more about fee waivers in our FAQ. The 2020 application is now closed and will reopen in June.