The Greater Arizona Chapter provides opportunities for significant monetary awards to our winners through competitions held each year. Some adjudications are purely local and some offer our winners the possibility of competing against other chapter winners for larger prize money.

Competitions are held each year in six artistic disciplines: music, musical theater, dance, visual arts, drama, literature.


Q: How can I apply to enter an NSAL Arizona competition?

A:  The Greater Arizona Chapter conducts or participates in various competitions each year, August through March. For details, rules and application information please click here.

Q: How much does it cost to enter an NSAL Arizona competition?

A: Depending on the particular competition, entrance fees range from zero to $25.  However, there can be other expenses such as the cost of preparing a CD or DVD as part of the application process, such as for the Winston Scholarship Competition in Voice.

Q: What competitions are coming up that I might enter?

A: There are competitions every year in Voice, Visual Art, Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre. Every four years the National Career Awards competitions are held in Dance, Musical Theatre, Drama and Musical Instruments on a rotating basis. There is also a biennial international piano competition in Phoenix. Please click here for more information.

Q: What are the age limits for competitors?

A: Each competition has its own age limit rules, but overall the youngest is 14 and the upper limit is generally 25. The age range differs according to the particular discipline.

Q: How much money is awarded to a winner of an NSAL competition?                                       

A: Monetary awards for winners differ depending on the particular competition and the placement in adjudication. Also, awards may change from year to year. The range of monetary awards has in recent years been between $100 and $10,000, considering both purely Arizona competitions and competitions where Arizona winners ultimately compete against other chapter winners at the NSAL National level. For details about a particular competition, please click here.

Details and registration information is linked below by discipline:





Musical Theatre

Visual Arts