Competitions

Upcoming Competitions:

2014

Music, woodwinds:
National Competition will be held in Charleston, West Virginia May 15 – 17, 2014

Visual Art
Winston Art Scholarships

Classical Voice
Winston Voice Scholarships

2015

Drama:
National Competition will be held in Saint Louis, Missouri.  The competition will take place on Friday, May 29, and the master class and awards banquet will be on Saturday, May 30, 2015.

Visual Art
Winston Art Scholarships

Classical Voice
Winston Voice Scholarships

2016

Literature:
National Competition will be held in Chautauqua, New York

Visual Art
Winston Art Scholarships

Classical Voice
Winston Voice Scholarships

2017

Contemporary Ballet:
National Competition will be held in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona

Visual Art
Winston Art Scholarships

Classical Voice
Winston Voice Scholarships

2018

Musical Theater
Location to be determined.

Visual Art
Winston Art Scholarships

Classical Voice
Winston Voice Scholarships

2019

Visual Art
National Competition will be held in Washington, DC

Visual Art
Winston Art Scholarships

Classical Voice
Winston Voice Scholarships

National Career Awards Competition:

The hallmark of NSAL is its National Awards Competition, which is held each year in one of the following categories: art (visual), dance, drama, literature, music, and musical theatre.  The 2014 competition will be woodwinds (clarinet, flute, and oboe).) Participants in the National Awards Competition compete at the local chapter level for a series of monetary awards. First-place winners of the local chapter competitions are sent at the chapter’s expense to the National Competition which is held each spring during the Society’s annual meeting. Participants in the National Competition compete for a first place award of $10,000, and a series of other awards that can total another $10,000 or more.

Winston Scholarship Program:

A second important activity of NSAL is the annual Winston Scholarship Program for visual artists and vocalists. Each year, scholarships totaling $18,000 – $20,000 are awarded to artists in these fields who are sixteen to twenty-two years of age. Supported by a generous endowment from Shirley Rabb Winston, these scholarships are used for special study in the recipient’s field. In most years as many as eight to ten scholarships are awarded in varying amounts.