The teen actor awards is the biggest teen acting competition ever produced. We have a Senior Division Competition for high school seniors and a Junior Division Competition for high school freshman, sophomores and juniors. There are thrilling prizes in both divisions and there are great prizes for your teachers too!
SENIOR DIVISION COMPETITION...
2 high school seniors, one male and one female, will win the Grand Prize, $160,000 in college scholarships from world renowned Shenandoah Conservatory of the Arts!
JUNIOR DIVISION COMPETITION...
High school freshman, sophomores and juniors... You will compete to be one of our seven finalists! One Winner will receive a fully paid scholarship to the Hartt School Pre-Professional Summer Intensive! Then, the next six winners will each receive a fully paid College Audition Prep Program in Acting or in Musical Theatre with internationally acclaimed, "College Audition Coach"
PRIZES FOR TEACHERS!
The 2 drama programs attended by our senior division winners, will each receive a 100 Theatre Book Library from Smith & Kraus Publishers, the #1 theatre book publishing company in the world!
Small classes: You will join a small class of 12 to 16 as you progress through the levels of Novice, Apprentice, Journeyman and Adept. Along with movement, voice, speech and acting training, you will have extensive study in improvisation, period styles and application of acting for the camera. Performance opportunities: You will practice your craft in front of audiences and develop a plan for your professional launch into the industry that focuses on your personal desires and aspirations.
Becoming a professional: During your four years in the acting program, you will network and workshop your skills with agents and casting directors from some of the largest markets in the country. As part of your professional package, you will also leave with a voiceover reel as well as a reel for film and television.
WIN a $4000 SCHOLARSHIP to a world renowned summer musical theatre TRAINING program!
One Junior Division Winner, will get a full scholarship for room, meals and tuition to the 2 Week, Summer Musical Theatre Intensive Preprofessional Program at one of the most renowned Musical Theatre Schools in the world, the University of Hartford’s Hartt School Community Division!
You will work along side veteran industry professionals and master teachers in a thrilling and rigorous program designed to empower you with the skills of Musical Theatre Performance.
Mary Anna Dennard is a internationally recognized college audition coach. She is the author of two popular guide books: I GOT IN! The Ultimate College Audition Guide For Acting And Musical Theatre, and Before I GOT IN! The Young Teens College Audition Guide For Acting And Musical Theatre.
Mary Anna has coached hundreds of high school students all over the country who have been accepted into the most prestigious college programs in the US and Europe. Many have gone on to have successful careers in the recording industry, on TV, in movies and on Broadway.
Our 2 Senior Winners will each receive a fully paid NYC Photo Shoot with renowned NY Headhsot Photographer, Jeff Mosier! Jeff says...
"A headshot MUST be what YOU need agents, managers and casting directors to know about you; not the idea of what a photographer thinks you should be. You must know what you want to say in your shot. And, it’s my (your photographer’s) responsibility to make sure that the image says what you need it to say and brings out the most bookable you in your session..."
Great News! The two High School Drama Programs that our 2 competition finalists attend, will each win a 100 THEATRE BOOK LIBRARY from our Platinum Sponsor, Smith & Kraus Publishers, the number one theatre book publishing company in the world, from collections of monologues and scenes for use in class or at auditions, to contemporary and classic play collections, to acting technique and career resource titles.
Smith and Kraus Publishers, founded in 1990 by Marisa Smith and Eric Kraus, is the premier U. S. publisher of contemporary trade theater books and associated digital resources. Currently S&K boasts over 600 titles in print, a sophisticated monologue app with 4000+ entries (more added monthly), and the conversion of all print books to e-book format on all major e-book platforms by year’s end.