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2019 - 2020 2nd Annual National Youth Arts & University Arts Showcase!

Last spring we held our first Season Soiree & Senior Showcase in Scottsdale. This year, due to the pandemic, we changed things up to continue it with online submissions only, while making it a general showcase for all areas and all ages (college and younger). 

Submissions for the 2020-21 Showcase Now Being Accepted!

The deadline for submissions to the 2019-20 video showcase ended May 11. If you've already sent in a submission, you can still email a headshot and brief bio if you haven't already (and a resume if you'd like us to include it in a portfolio that we'll put together for the agents we're in contact with). Showcase submissions are free and don't require a membership. Videos should have been filmed within one year (not prior to March 2019). We will hope to have them adjudicated with the initial results posted about May 29 when the Honorees and National Finalists will also be announced. The finalists will be adjudicated over the following week with further results announced in early- and mid-June. There's a possibility that eventually, after it's considered safe to resume large group settings, we'll be able to have some of the honorees perform in a live showcase.  

Email for headshots, resumes, and videos:
Deadline for Submissions: May 11, 2020

Showcase Video Entries

Please Note: The showcase honors are separate from our awards ceremonies. If you'd like to submit an individual performance (one that isn't already included as part of a show by your NYA Member school or theater group) to be considered for our NYA or University Arts Awards for our Soloist, Original Song, or Film categories, you can become a student member (if you're not one already) and send in your submission separately via email or via our Submission Form at Our Membership Form is located at


Rob Hopper

Executive Director
National Youth Arts