The first time the organization, National YoungArts Foundation
, is mentioned, use the full name with the exception of e-communications and social media. The short name, YoungArts, can be used in subsequent references.
“Founded in 1981, National YoungArts Foundation has announced the 2020 YoungArts winners in the visual, literary and performing arts.”
Please note: ‘the’ should never be used before National YoungArts Foundation.
National YoungArts competition
The full name of each program should always be used, as in the list below.
National YoungArts Week
U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts
Designations should follow the name in parentheses with the year, YoungArts winner and discipline (capitalized).
Emmett Cohen (2009 YoungArts Winner in Jazz)
YoungArts alumnus Emmett Cohen (2009 Winner in Jazz)
An ampersand must be used for designations with U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts.
Victoria Canal (2015 Winner in Voice & U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts)
When listing multiple YoungArts awards in a designation, include all disciplines in alphabetical order using the most recent YoungArts award year—never include the award year for a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts designation.
Cornelius Tulloch (2016 Winner in Design Arts and Visual Arts & U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts)
No possessive apostrophe is used with YoungArts and ‘Winner’ is always capitalized in designations. Other references to a winner or winners are set always in lowercase. For example, “YoungArts winners receive financial awards, creative and professional development experiences working with renowned mentors, and become eligible for nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts.”
For usage questions not answered here, please reach out to Heike Dempster at [email protected].