2018 Winners

YoungArts is proud to announce its 2018 winners—757 of the nation’s most promising young artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts. Selected from the most competitive pool of applications to date and representing artists from 47 states, YoungArts winners gain access to one of the most comprehensive programs for emerging artists in the United States, offering financial, professional and artistic development opportunities over the course of their careers.

Selected through a blind adjudication process conducted by an independent panel of highly accomplished artists, the 2018 winners represent the top 10 percent of applications. Of this year’s 757 winners, some have been awarded for excellence in multiple disciplines at various levels.  Altogether, 781 awards have been attributed: 171 have been named Finalists, the organization’s highest honor, 270 are Honorable Mention and 340 are Merit winners.

This year’s Finalists have the opportunity to participate in the 37th annual National YoungArts Week in Miami January 7–14, 2018. All winners become part of a professional network of over 20,000 alumni artists and are eligible to participate in YoungArts’ regional programs, including YoungArts Miami (February 20–25, 2018), YoungArts Los Angeles (March 24–29, 2018) and YoungArts New York (April 24–29, 2018).


View a complete list of 2018 Winners in alphabetical order.

View a complete list of 2018 Winners by award level.