YoungArts' winners are the nation’s most accomplished young artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts. Selected from a competitive pool of applications and representing artists from across the country, YoungArts winners gain access to one of the most comprehensive programs for emerging artists in the United States, offering financial, professional and artistic development opportunities over the course of their careers.

Selected through a blind adjudication process conducted by an independent panel of highly accomplished artists, the winners represent the top 10 percent of applications. Of each year's winners, some are awarded for excellence in multiple disciplines at various levels. Winners are named Finalists, the organization’s highest honor, Honorable Mention and Merit winners.

Finalists have the opportunity to participate in National YoungArts Week in January. All award winners will join a 20,000-strong alumni community, made up of a rich network of peers, and be provided support and opportunities throughout their artistic careers. 

View a complete list of 2020 winners in alphabetical order.

View a complete list of 2020 winners by award level.