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2017 - 2018 Thirteenth Annual National Youth Arts Awards! 
 
National Youth Arts is excited to begin announcing the winners of our 13th Annual National Youth Arts Awards to honor outstanding work by youth in the arts. This year more than 600 productions were considered for the awards, including shows from more than 220 different members spanning 17 states & the UK. 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, New York, and Virginia. A few award-winning alumni include Tony Nominees Ashley Park [2009] (Broadway: Gretchen in Mean Girls, Tuptim in The King & I) and Emily Skeggs [2008] (Broadway: Medium Alison in Fun Home, TV: Young Roma in When We Rise), Asher Angel [2013, '14, '15] (Film: Billy Batson in Shazam!, TV: Jonah Beck in Andi Mack), Jackie Foster [2010, '12, '13, '14] (TV: The Voice Semifinalist), 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), Carolyn Braver [2007, '08] (Broadway: Pearl in The Iceman Cometh), Kyle Selig [2010] (Broadway: Aaron in Mean Girls), Emma Howard [2011, '16, '17] (Broadway: Hortensia in Matilda, Film: The Beguiled), Brennyn Lark [2011] (West End: Deena Jones in Dreamgirls, Broadway: Eponine in Les Mis), 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
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National Youth Arts


Burbank Ceremony
RSVP | Awards | Nominees
Monday, June 4
Registration begins @ 6:45 p.m.
Awards Presentation begins @ 7:30 p.m.
Burroughs High School
1920 W. Clark Ave.
Burbank, CA 91506

San Diego-North County Matinee Ceremony
RSVP | Awards | Nominees
Saturday, June 9
Registration begins @ 1:15 p.m.
Awards Presentation begins @ 2:00 p.m.
Canyon Crest Academy
5951 Village Center Loop Rd.
San Diego, CA 92130

San Diego-North County Evening Ceremony
RSVP | Awards | Nominees
Saturday, June 9
Registration begins @ 6:15 p.m.
Awards Presentation begins @ 7:00 p.m.
Canyon Crest Academy
5951 Village Center Loop Rd.
San Diego, CA 92130

Orange County Ceremony - Anaheim
RSVP | Awards | Nominees
Monday, June 11
Registration begins @ 6:45 p.m.
Awards Presentation begins @ 7:30 p.m.
Anaheim Center for the Performing Arts at Servite
1952 W. La Palma Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92801

Covina Ceremony
Saturday, June 16
Registration begins @ 6:15 p.m.
Awards Presentation begins @ 7:00 p.m.
Royal Oak Middle School
303 Glendora Ave.
Covina, CA 91724

La Jolla Ceremony
Monday, July 16
Registration begins @ 6:45 p.m.
Awards Presentation begins @ 7:30 p.m.
JCompany Youth Theatre
David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037

Arizona - East Valley Ceremony
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Arizona - Scottsdale Ceremony
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Virginia Ceremony
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Eastern Regional Ceremony - Matinee Ceremony
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Eastern Regional Ceremony - Evening Ceremony
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Arizona - North Valley Ceremony
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Rocky Mountain Ceremony - Denver
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Western Regional Ceremony - Phoenix
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