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2016 - 2017 Twelfth Annual National Youth Arts Awards! 
National Youth Arts is excited to begin announcing the winners of our 12th Annual National Youth Arts Awards to honor outstanding work by youth in the arts. This year more than 550 productions were considered for the awards, including shows from more 200 different members spanning 16 states. For information on how to get involved, please click here.

This year's award winners were selected from nominations by a panel of more than 50 judges and reviewers. In addition to the youth who performed in schools and youth arts companies, anyone age 18 and under who performed at a show reviewed by a judge was also considered for the NYA awards, as well as the adults who participated in the youth productions backstage (directors, set designers, costume designers, etc.) and guest adult performers in productions designed for youth. College artists are eligible for our University Arts (UniArts) Awards presented in conjunction with the National Youth Arts Awards. Thank you all for your incredible work and all the unforgettable entertainment over the past year!

The award winners will be formally presented with their awards on stage and nomination certificates will be available at the registration table for the nominees. The ceremonies honoring all of their accomplishments are held in different regions of the country including multiple ceremonies in Arizona, California, Colorado, Virginia, and New York. A few award-winning alumni include Tony Nominee Emily Skeggs [2008] (Broadway: Medium Alison in Fun Home, TV: Young Roma in When We Rise), Asher Angel [2013, '14, '15] (TV: Jonah Beck in Andi Mack), Brian Crum [2005] (TV: America's Got Talent finalist), Veronica Dunne [2011, '12, '13] (Broadway: Roxie in Chicago, TV: Marisa Clark in K.C. Undercover), Emma Howard [2011, '16] (Broadway: Hortensia in Matilda, Film: The Beguiled), Brennyn Lark [2011] (Broadway: Eponine in Les Mis), Ashley Park [2009] (Broadway: Tuptim in The King and I), and multiple-Grammy Nominee Ariana Grande [2009].

Award winners will be listed by the area of the country in which they performed and will be posted a couple weeks before each ceremony throughout the summer. If you can't make it to your regular ceremony, you might be able to attend one of the other ceremonies if you wish. To RSVP, click here or click on one of the ceremony links below. We hope you can join us!

Rob Hopper

Executive Director
National Youth Arts

Westlake Village Ceremony
RSVP | Awards | Nominees
Sunday, June 4
Registration begins @ 6:15 p.m.
Awards Presentation begins @ 7:00 p.m.
Oaks Christian School
31749 La Tienda Dr.
Westlake Village, CA 91362

Los Angeles Ceremony
RSVP | Awards | Nominees
Saturday, June 10
Registration begins @ 6:45 p.m.
Awards Presentation begins @ 7:30 p.m.
Hamilton Academy of Music
Norman J. Pattiz Auditorium
2955 S. Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034

Orange County Ceremony - Westminster
RSVP | Awards | Nominees
Monday, June 12
Registration begins @ 7:15 p.m.
Awards Presentation begins @ 8:00 p.m.
Rose Center Theater
14140 All American Way
Westminster, CA 92683

San Diego-Westview Ceremony
RSVP | Awards | Nominees
Monday, June 19
Registration begins @ 6:45 p.m.
Awards Presentation begins @ 7:30 p.m.
Westview High School
13500 Camino del Sur
San Diego, CA 92129

La Jolla Ceremony
RSVP | Awards | Nominees
Sunday, July 2
Registration begins @ 6:15 p.m.
Awards Presentation begins @ 7:00 p.m.
JCompany Youth Theatre
David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037

Carlsbad Ceremony
RSVP | Awards | Nominees
Monday, July 3
Registration begins @ 6:45 p.m.
Awards Presentation begins @ 7:30 p.m.
Carlsbad Village Theatre
2822 State St. 
Carlsbad, CA 92008

More ceremonies TBA in the coming weeks...