The NSAL National Annual Awards Competition offers young artists age 16-23 an exceptional opportunity to perform for a panel of top-ranked professional judges. The area of the competition rotates among four fields: Drama, Musical Theater, Dance, and Instrumental Music. The competition for 2021 will be Dance (Ballet). The first round of competition takes place at the Chapter level, and the Chapter First Place winner participates in the National competition, at the NSAL Annual Meeting. The local chapter will provide financial support for the winner's participation at the National Annual Awards Competition.
The First Place Chapter Winner receives $2,000, and will compete for several National prizes of up to $15,000. The Second Place Chapter Winner receives $1,000 and the Third Place Chapter Winner receives $750.
The St. Louis Chapter Competition is open to any U.S. citizen or legal resident living in the greater St. Louis NSAL region, including Missouri, southern Iowa, and southern Illinois. Competition contestants must have reached the age of 16 but not yet reached the age of 24 as of May 14, 2021. They should not have equity status or be under professional management as of the date of the competition (June 3-5, 2021).
The 2020 Annual Awards Competition will be in Dance (Ballet). Application forms and rules are posted as downloadable pdf files at the bottom of this webpage. The deadline for applications to be received is March 27, 2021, and the Chapter competition will take place on Saturday April 10, 2021. Details of time and place will be provided to eligible applicants. Questions about the Dance Competition should be addressed to the Competition Chair, Carol Carlson, at firstname.lastname@example.org. A poster announcing the competition may be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
The Dorothy Lincoln Smith Classical Voice Award Competition is open to singers age 23 through 31. The Award grants up to $10,000 in prizes, and the maximum individual award is $5,000. Chapter winners will also receive an award of $250.
The brochure and application for the 2021 DLS Competition are in the downloadable PDF files at the bottom of this page. The application deadline for the next Competition is March 1, 2021. Questions about the Competition should be addressed to the Dorothy Lincoln Smith Competition Chair, Linda Seibert, at email@example.com.