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Thank you for your interest in
Hollywood's Longest-Running
Youth Awards.

Ensemble Cast Submissions are $500
(max. 9 cast - a $300 savings for
Submitter on behalf of Ensemble)

Academy Member Submitters pay $450

Remit by PayPal with debit/credit card

Submission deadine is March 31, 2019


Feature Film
Feature Film VOD (Streaming)
Short Film
TV Series - Drama
TV Series - Comedy
TV Series VOD (Streaming)
TV Special
TV Movie
TV Miniseries
Music Video
New Media (Webisodes)
Video Game (Voice Actor/Motion Capture)


To be eligible for the 2019 Awards, the young artists must have been between the ages of five (5) and eighteen (18) when their project was in production. Artists older than 18 are eligible to submit for the 2019 Awards, if they meet this age requirement at the time of production,

The work must have been nationally aired, streamed, televised, released theatrically, or played in a film festival between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.


For optimal results use a 16:9 (HiDef widescreen) aspect ratio and size your videos to 640×360 pixels when exporting or saving the edited video from within your editing software.

At the start of your video, make sure you have a graphic card (5 seconds) that includes a group-shot, project title, and nomination category.

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Submission videos can be any length up to 3 minutes maximum.

If a short-film is 10 minutes or less, it may be submitted in its entirety. If it is longer than 10 minutes, it is suggested that the scenes showing the best performances be edited into a submission video that is no longer than 3 minutes.

Acceptable Video File Types

Video File Title
Make sure the title of the video file starts with the Ensemble project's title, followed by the extension ( .mp4 )
example: Ensemble Project Title.mp4

A YouTube link to the submission video can be provided on the online Submission Form or via
e-mail to:
The video can be set to unlisted but must have the 'share' ability to be embedded. Also, upon request, a link to the Academy's secure video server can be provided as an alternative video upload method.

If you are unable to make an edited video, please email the Video Manager, who will be able to assist you.


If possible, please upload a group-shot of the Ensemble Cast with the Submission Form.

Please upload an audio file (MP3, WAV, AIFF, etc.) of the Ensemble Cast's full names being pronounced. These will be the names used in all YAA publicity, social media, and on the Category Videos during the live gala event


Tickets for the Awards Gala will be available for purchase
after the nominations have been announced in 2019.

2019 Ensemble Cast Nominees will receive one complimentary admission each to the 40th Young Artist Academy™ Awards Gala.

Young artists do not need to be present to win.
Shipping/handling of trophies will be at winners' expense.

Information on becoming a member of the Young Artist Academy can be found here.

The Young Artist Academy™ Awards organization is fully bonded and in compliance with the Krekorian Talent Act (Bond #E254215)