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Young Performing Artists (YPAs), Inc.
9060 County Road 231
 Wildwood, FL 34785. 

2017 Event:  Saturday, November 10, 2018
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Trinity Lutheran Church
17330 South US Highway 441
Summerfield, FL  34491

FREE, Donations accepted

9 a.m.

Family Friendly Event!
Come One; Come ALL!

For more information: see scholarship competition page.


(statewide scholarship competition)


Congrats....Nina....You, as others, are so gifted.

This is Nina Morales, one of our young artist violinist; check out her new major accomplishment. During summer 2013, Nina participated in the inaugural National Youth Orchestra of the USA!
For more info:
http://www.carnegiehall.org/Education/National-Youth-Orchestra-of-the-United-States-of-America/   Meet the orchestra here:

Kandia Towns sings............

Visit our http://youtu.be/K6ehr9olt_w

Ti'China Simmons sings...........
Visit our http://youtu.be/EnvJI5J_B1s

And, Marissa sings...............


Look, Listen or upload your favorite video.
Young Performing Artists (YPAs), Inc. announces:
Other Scholarships and opportunities for Young Artists-

The National YoungArts Foundation (formerly known as the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts).  Each year, there are approximately 11,000 applications to YoungArts from 15-18 year old (or grades 10-12) artists, and from these, approximately 700 winners are selected who are eligible to participate in programs in Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C. (with Chicago and other regions in the works).  For more information: www.Youngarts.org/apply2015

Actors, Models, Talent for Christ (AMTC) upcoming auditions.  Audition in front of big industry performers, agents, etc.  For more information: 

Visit: www.eonline/openingact to submit your performance video for a chance to be selected to open for some of the country's biggest super stars.

Are you an Indie Filmmaker, looking to tour your film across the Southeastern US?  For more info, contact Teresa Hollingsworth at
thollingsworth@southarts.org.  Visit www.southarts.org

POETRY OUT LOUD! National Recitation Contest.  Sponsored in part by Florida Department of State's Division of Cultural Affairs in partnership with National Endowment of the Arts and The Poetry Foundation.  Open to Florida students. For more information contact: Ken Crawford at 850-245-6395; ken.crawford@dos.myflorida.com

Digital Media Challenge-  Florida Alliance For Arts Education (FAAE) announces the Digital Media Challenge.  Deadline is March.  FAAE retains the right to use copies of images submitted for promotional purposes (with credit to the artist).  Entry fee of $5 paid by PayPal.  To enter visit: www.faae.org/digitalmedia.com

Students can be a part of something Big! Student artwork will be featured in an online gallery and considered for display in a national exhibition. The inclusive exhibition will be on view at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library in Washington, D.C.  Open to children, ages 5-15, living within the United States (all 50 states and the District of Columbia). Deadline to apply: April.  Apply here:
www.artsonia.com/allkidscan.  For more information, please go to http://www.vsafl.org/content/vsa-florida-all-kids-can-create

Kids in need of support for their arts training will find information on scholarships and financial aid in the special arts section of www.youthinphilantrophy

Syracuse University's School of Architecture is seeking young men and women of color interested in pursuing a five year professional degree in Architecture. For more information, call 315-443-2255 or email:

Young At Art- The Cornell Fine Arts Musuem (CFAM) at Rollins College has launched a new social group, the Cornell Contemporaries, to help make art more accessible to young professionals ages 21-40. Memberships are $30 and can be purchased from the museum. For more information, call 407.646.2526 or visit cfam.rollins.edu.

Draw To Win- Central Florida students who are in grades 1 to 12 can create their way to great prizes in the Education Guide Art Contest. Sponsored by the Central Florida Education Guide and Regions Bank, the competition is open to students in Lake, Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Volusia counties. Complete contest rules can be found at Regions' branches and online at

Embracing our Differences, Call To Artists-A project of COEXISTENCE, Inc., Sarasota, FL, email:
info@embracingourdifferences.org. Artists are asked to submit artwork and/or quotation interpretation of the theme "Embracing Our Differences" in the required format. National and international submissions are encouraged. Deadline: January. For more information, visit: www.emracingourdifferences.org.

The National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts announces up to $3 million in scholarship opportunities via their youngARTS program. Apply online
www.youngARTS.org or call 1-800-970-2787.

Harold S. Schwartz Music Scholarship program for students in Lake, Sumter and Marion Counties. Must be a graduating senior with a minimum gpa of 3.0. Deadline: March. For more info www.operaclubofthevillages.com or call Gerri Piscitelli 352-750-5759.

Disney World announces the American Idol Experience. For more info
www.Disneyworld.disney.go.com or 407-478-8880.

Open Mike Nights (Thursdays), 7-10 pm The Cellar, Joanna Avenue, Tavares, FL. For more info 352-343-0745.

Become a published Young Artist! Launch Pad: Where Young Authors and Illustrators Take Off! is a new online magazine devoted to publishing fiction, non fiction, poetry, and artwork by children ages 6-12. For more information, visit
www.launchpadmag.com or editor@launchpadmag.com

The National Liberty Museum's CARETOON CONTEST is open to anyone interested in participating. For more information, email:
Caretoons@libertymuseum.org or visit: www.libertymuseum.org

Digital Photo Pro magazine's photo contest targeted to the student and emerging pro photographer. For more information, call 310-820-1500 x 179 or email: rowens@wernerpublishing.com or www.wernerpublishing.com

The Valencia Character Company is accepting plays for its annual Florida Playwrights competition which has been held every year since 1991. For more information, call 407-582-2296 or email
jgagne@valenciacc.edu Valencia Community College, Orlando, FL.

Sumter Electric Cooperative's (SECO) Youth Scholarship Program. To qualify, grads must reside in a home being served by SECO and be enrolled in an accredited college, university or vocational/ technicl school .  For applications: www.secoenergy.com

Florida Chief Financial Officer, Jeff Atwater sponsors the Florida Students Save essay contest, students 9-12 grades. This contest is part of his Your Money Matters financial education initiative. Details www.MyFloridaCFO.com/YMM

A free pair glasses for any child 12 and under: bring valid prescriptions for glasses from their doctor. You can find stores with optical departments at

AAA Traffic Safety Creative Contest- Kindergartners to high school seniors can use their creative talents to promote traffic safety through a variety of media- from illustrations to photography and poetry.  A total of $7,700 in prizes will be awarded by the Auto Club South Traffic Safety Foundation.  To enter or learn more, visit the Community at AAA.com.

Harvard University announced that from now on undergraduate students from low-income families will pay no tuition.  For more info visit www.fao.fas.harvard.edu or call 617-495-1581.

Wake Forest University has an opportunity for minority students to attend its MBA program for free.  For more info, Derrick S. Boone, Ph.D, 877-925-3622 derrick.boone@mba.wfu.edu or visit www.wfu.edu

The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) announces the CBC Spouses Performing Arts Scholarship Program and the CBC Performing Arts and Visual Arts Scholarship programs.  For more information: 202-263-2800 or visit:

The Federal Aviation Association is taking applications for Air Traffic Controller School.  Contact: Elmeterio M. Otero, Ph.D., Executive Dean and Community Partnerships, Monroe Community College, 585-262-1610 or 585-262-1515 (fax)

FAMU: Scholarships for African American Women.  Florida A & M University is providing an outstanding opportunity for African American women entering college.  For more information, visit www.famu.edu/?a=headlines&p=display&news=602  or email: jblack@cis.famu.edu

Several Black Colleges are looking for future black male teachers and will send them to universities/colleges for 4 years FREE.  For more information, visit
www.callmemister.clemson.edu/index.htm or 800-640-2657.

Scholarships for Low Income K-12 students.  $8,000 scholarship available for low income k-12 students.  To apply visit. www.stepupforstudents.com/parents.htm or call 800-782-9140.

The YPAs, Inc. Founder, Board of Directors, Volunteers and Supporters agree with the Late Great Mother Teresa when she stated that "We can not do great things.  We can do small things with great love." 


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