Competitions

St. Louis Chapter Drama Competition

The NSAL National Annual Awards Competition offers young artists an exceptional opportunity to perform for a panel of top-ranked professional judges.  ​The Chapter Drama Competition will take place in St. Louis, Missouri on Saturday, March 16, 2019, and the National Competition will take place in Washington D.C. May 30-June 2, 2019. THE APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THE ST. LOUIS REGIONAL COMPETITION IS MARCH 1, 2019.

Annual Awards, Prizes and Eligibility

The First Place Chapter Winner receives $2,000, and the opportunity to compete for several National prizes of up to $12,000.  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 St. Louis NSAL region, including Missouri, southern Iowa, and southern Illinois.


Competition contestants must have reached the age of 18 but not yet reached the age of 28 as of the date of the competition. You should not have equity status or be under professional management as of the date of the competition. The local chapter will provide financial support for the winner's participation at the National Drama Competition in Washington D.C., including transportation, meals and accommodations. (Important Note: the winner of the competition in St. Louis must be available to stay in Washington D.C. from May 30-June 2, 2019.)

Annual Awards, Application Form and Rules

To see the 2019 Drama Competition Rules, Application Form, and Repertoire, please download the pdf files at the bottom of this page.  Please note that applications must be received no later than March 1, 2019, by either email or regular mail. Applications should be sent by email to Jeanette Myers at nsal.drama.19@gmail.com or mail to: NSAL St. Louis Chapter, P.O. Box 50101, Clayton, Missouri 63105.


All other inquiries should be sent to the Competition Chair, Cecilia Nadal, at info@gitana-inc.org.  

Dorothy Lincoln-Smith Classical Voice Award

 The Dorothy Lincoln-Smith Classical Voice Award Competition is open to singers age 23 through 31.  It will take place in spring 2019.  The Award grants up to $10,000 in prizes, and the maximum individual award is $5,000. 

Dorothy Lincoln-Smith Award Application Form and Rules

To see the Brochure (Rules) and Application Form for the Dorothy Lincoln-Smith Competition, please download the pdf files at the bottom of the page.  Please note that the applications must be received no later than February 11, 2019.  Questions should be sent to the Competition Chair, Linda Seibert, at lindajbseibert63@gmail.com.

2019 National Competition (Drama)

2019-Drama-Competition-Rules (pdf)

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Drama-Competition-Contacts (pdf)

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NSAL 2019 Drama Application (pdf)

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2019 Dorothy Lincoln-Smith Voice Competition

DLS-Voice-Brochure-2019 (pdf)

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DLS-Voice-Application-2019 (pdf)

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