YAMawards 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 (€1000)
Best Large Ensemble for young audiences (€1000)
Best Opera for young audiences* (€1000)
Best Participation project with young audiences**
On top of these accolades is the Public Choice Award (€1000) will be selected from the top 4 nominees in each category) by public vote.
*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 award created to celebrate projects with a predominately social/educational focus, productions that are a participatory process, working with young audiences either as an engaged audience or as co-creators in the production itself.
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 Larvik, Norway.
YAMawards Ceremony and YAMsession
The winners are to be announced at the YAMawards ceremony that will take place in on the 20th of October 2020 during JMI’s YAMsession event. This international music conference will be held in Larvik (Norway) from the 20th to the 22nd 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.