YAMawards 2019: Open and Accepting Applications

The 10th edition of the YAMawards is now open and officially accepting applications!

  • 5 months ago

Young Audiences Music Awards (YAMawards) promote and honour creativity and innovation in the field of music for young audiences.

The 10th edition of the YAMawards is now open and officially accepting applications!

Participation is open to all music-based live productions for audiences up to 18 years of age. Whether soloist, group, ensemble or orchestra, the main criteria are: quality of music, quality of performance, relevance/necessity of the program, audience communication and international touring potential. YAMawards will be open to 4 distinct categories, each with their own winner:

  • Best Small Ensemble for young audiences
  • Best Large Ensemble for young audiences
  • Best Opera for young audiences*
  • Best Participation project with young audiences** On top of these accolades is the Public Choice Award (selected from the top 4 nominees in each category) by public vote.

Previous winners include Cie Balle Rouge (France), Rikskonsertene/Kulturtanken (Norway), Oorkaan (The Netherlands), Smalands Musik&Teater (Sweden), Body Rhythm Factory (Denmark), Zonzo Compagnie (Belgium), Jazz for Juniors (South Africa) and Muziektheater Transparant (Belgium).

*The YAM Best Opera for Young Audiences Award is powered by RESEO, The European Network for Opera and Dance Education.

** The Best Participation project with Young Audiences is a new awards created to celebrate projects with a predominately social/educational focus, productions that are a participatory process, working with young audiences either as an engaged audiences or as co-creators in the production itself.

Application Process & Jury

Applications close on the 9th of June, 2019.

The YAMawards are governed by international juries composed of young audiences professionals from JM International (JMI) and RESEO (the European Network for Opera & Dance Education). The 2019 YAMawards nominees will be announced on the 1st of September, 2019, when they will be placed online and open to public voting.

Public Choice Award + Voting

The 2019 YAMawards nominees will be announced on the 1st of September, 2019, when they will be placed online (on the YAMawards website) and open to public voting. Voting will take place during the month of September, ending on the 1st of October at 19:00 CET.

To vote, users must create a profile on the YAMawards and each user will receive one possible vote per production.

Prizes

YAMawards winners will receive cash prizes in the following categories:

  • Best Small Ensemble for Young Audiences: €1000
  • Best Large Ensemble for Young Audiences: €1000
  • Best Opera for Young Audiences : €1000 (Powered by RESEO)
  • Public Choice Award: €1000

A representative from each nominee will be invited to the YAMawards Ceremony in Horsens, Denmark.

YAMawards Ceremony and YAMsession

The winners are to be announced at the YAMawards ceremony that will take place in on the 1st October 2019 during JMI’s YAMsession event. This international music conference will be held in Horsens(Denmark) from the 30th of September to the 3rd of October, includes international showcases from seven countries, a producers’ forum and a host of provocative talks, encounters and debates between creative professionals working in the field of young audiences music development.

The YAMawards are governed by international juries composed of young audiences professionals from JM International (JMI) and RESEO (the European Network for Opera & Dance Education).

Apply:

English: Online Application Form

Français: Formulaire de Candidature en ligne

Contact

For more info please contact us at 0032 2 513 97 74 or info@yamawards.org