YAMawards 2021 is here!

The 12th Edition of YAMawards is now open and accepting applications

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The Young Audiences Music Awards (YAMawards) honours creativity and innovation in the field of musical productions for young audiences from all corners of the world.

The 12th edition of the YAMawards is officially open and accepting applications, with the exciting addition of a Digital Category!

Participation is open to all live music productions for audiences up to 18 years of age. Entries from soloists, groups, ensembles or orchestras will be judged based on the quality of music, the quality of performance, the relevance/necessity of the program, audience communication and impact.

This year’s YAMawards has 6 distinct categories, each with their own winner:

  • Best Small Ensemble for Young Audiences
  • Best Large Ensemble for Young Audiences
  • Best Opera for Young Audiences (Powered by RESEO)
  • Best Participatory Project with Young Audiences
  • Public Choice Award (selected from the top 4 nominees in each category, by public vote)
  • Best Digital Production for Young Audiences

Previous winners include La Isla (Spain), Thelonious (Belgium), Shadow Music (Norway), La 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).

Application Process & Jury

Applications close on the 20th of June, 2021.

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 2021 YAMawards nominees will be announced on the 18th of September, 2021, when they will be placed online and open to public voting.

Public Choice Award & Voting

The 2021 YAMawards nominees will be announced on the 9th of September, 2021, when they will be placed online (on the YAMawards website) and open to public voting. Voting will end on the 19th of October, 2021, at 20:00 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)
  • Best Digital Production for Young Audiences : €1000
  • Best Participation Project with Young Audiences : €1000
  • Public Choice Award : €1000


A representative from each nominee will be invited to the YAMawards Ceremony in Larvik, Norway.

YAMawards Ceremony & YAMsession

The winners will be announced at the YAMawards Ceremony that will take place on the 19th of October, 2021, during JMI’s YAMsession event. This international music conference will be held in Larvik, Norway, from the 18th to the 21st of October, and 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.

Apply:

Please apply via the following online application form:

https://www.mubazar.com/en/opportunity/yam-awards-2021/apply

Terms & Conditions

Download the YAMawards 2021 Terms and Conditions

Contact

For more info please contact us at +32 2 513 97 74 or info@yamawards.org

YAMawards and YAMsession are brought to you by JM International (JMI), the world's largest youth music organisation. JMI’s work with young audiences is based on the principle that all children and youth must have access to music/culture as a fundamental human right.