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Nebraska Young Artist Awards Open For Nominations

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts is seeking applications for the 23rd annual Nebraska Young Artist Awards.

The awards recognize 11th grade students from Nebraska who are talented in visual art, dance, music, theater and emerging media arts. These students exemplify the pinnacles of creativity in one of the fine and performing arts.

For the areas of dance, music, theatre and emerging media arts, students must submit an application online, which includes uploading a sample of their work and a letter of recommendation from a teacher. Full instructions are available at

The visual-art category is different. The School of Art, Art History and Design will again host the Nebraska Young Artist Awards/Statewide Invitational Exhibition, which will be on view in the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery in Richards Hall in March 2020. Each public and private school in Nebraska is eligible to nominate up to three visual-art students for the exhibition.

School of Art, Art History and Design faculty will then jury the exhibition and select the recipients of the Nebraska Young Artist Awards. The winners will be announced at a reception in March in conjunction with the exhibition, and they will be invited to the Hixson-Lied College’s Nebraska Young Artist Awards Day.

The deadline for online applications and nominations in all categories is December 6th.

For more information, contact Alfonzo Cooper Jr., director of recruitment in the Hixson-Lied College, at 402-472-0897.

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