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The jury bases its appreciation on the following criteria:
Primary Judging Criteria:
- The quality of the music and other artistic material
- The skills of the musicians/singers
- The degree of communication between the musicians and the audience
- The relevance/necessity of the program for young audiences
- The international touring potential of the production
- For the Opera productions: the staging should be of high quality and in relation with the music
Secondary Judging Criteria: The Wishbone Model
- Intention (Engagement / Communication / Ambition / Originality / Dream)
- Ability (Talent & acquired skills / Knowing the craft / Professionalism / Personal touch / Magic)
- Necessity (Relates to our time / Involving the audience / Courage / Eye-opening effect)
All the nominees regardless of the category they fall into (Opera, Small Ensemble, Large Ensemble, School Concert, Participatory project) compete for the Public Choice Award. A public vote determines the winner of the Award.
All nominees will be officially announced on the 10th of October 2023 and displayed online via the YAMawards website. The public will then be able to register and vote for all nominated productions online (one vote per person) and the nominee with the most votes on the 10th of November 2023 at 20:00 CET will receive the Public Choice Award.
The YAMawards Ceremony is open to everyone who registered to the YAMsession, an annual international event for creative professionals working in the field of young audiences development.
For more information, please visit YAMsession website.
You can read the full terms and conditions for the 2023 Young Audiences Music Awards (YAMawards) here. For more info and questions you can contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / +32 2 513 97 74
Check and read carefully the online application form for all the required information. YAM/JMI accepts no responsibility for late or misplaced entries as well as entries with missing or corrupt video files.
There are no restrictions on when the productions should have taken place, except for the Best Opera award in which the production must have premiered after May 2016 to be eligible.
Yes, you should print and sign the nomination agreement and then attach a scan of this document to the online application.
The link is preferred to the DVD, but you can also submit the DVD if you wish so.