Above: judges and contestants for the Saint Louis Chapter 2016 Competition in Musical Theater.  Chapter Winner Austen Bohmer (first row, third from left) also won Fourth Place in the National Competition.

The NSAL sponsors annual competitions with prizes at the chapter and national levels, including the National Annual Awards, with prizes up to $12,000; the Winston Scholarships in Two-Dimensional Art and Classical Voice, with prizes up to $5,000; and scholarships for study at CalArts and the Iowa Young Writers' Studio.  The Saint Louis Chapter also grants Artist Support Awards for up to $1,000.  NEW for 2017:  the Dorothy Lincoln-Smith Classical Voice Award Competition, with prizes up to $5,000.

The NSAL is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicatedto supporting young talent in the performing, visual, and literary arts since 1944.