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Young Audiences Music Awards (YAMA)

The Young Audiences Music Awards (YAMA) is an award launched by Jeunesses Musicales International to honour creativity and innovation in the field of musical productions for young audiences, from all corners of the world, created by community groups, schools, NGOs, companies, bands and ensembles of all forms, from solo artist to orchestra.
Entries are unique musical performances created to awaken imaginations, stir emotions, address current issues and motivate the further musical explorations of children and youth (aged 0-18).

How to apply
Applicants should send their application form and the DVD of the product (whether a full-lenght video as well as a 2-minute promotional video in case the production is selected as finalist).
For productions not in English, subtitles are requested.


Best Small Ensemble for young audiences
Best Large Ensemble for young audiences
Best Opera  for young audiences
Public Choice Award (€1000)
Production of the Year (€2000)

On top of these awards, cash prizes will be presented to the Production of the Year and the winner of the Public Choice Award (selected from the top 4 nominees in each category).
The winners will be announced at YAMsession 2017, which will be held in Porto, Portugal, from the 4th to the 6th of September 2017.

Deadline to submit entries: 1 June 2017, 17:00 CET.

Find out more: http://www.yama-award.com




Jeunesses Musicales International

The Young Audiences Music Awards is brought to you by Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI) the world’s most renowned 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. The YAMAs serve as a beacon of creativity and innovation to inspire those pushing the artistic and musical boundaries as well as those instill hope in those working in difficult circumstances, supporting the fight to maintain and grow this crucial sector of human development.
Get in touchinfo@yama-award.com
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