The Junior League of San Antonio FAME Awards are back! Our mission remains the same – to support and recognize outstanding high school fine arts programs – and we are planning for an in-person 2023 event at the Jo Long Theatre at the Carver Community Cultural Center on April 6, 2023.

Applications are open now for dance, instrumental, vocal, and theatrical performances. Applications are due by February 1, 2023.

2023 FAME Applications | Judging Process and Prizes

2022 FAME Award Winners | FAME Awards History

Questions and Comments | Photo Gallery

2023 FAME Awards Applications

Applications for 2023 FAME Awards are due on February 1 2023!





Video submissions must be under 5 minutes and must be performed within the current school year. Videos must be posted to YouTube, with the link included in the application. Category-specific preliminary judges will review and score submissions to the relevant category.

This year, we will allow multiple submissions from the same school in each category. However, only the highest scoring performance from that school in the preliminary round will move forward to the final performance and be eligible for the monetary award.

Back to top ↑

Judging Process, and Prizes

The top three finalists in each category will perform LIVE at the FAME Awards on April 6 and all finalists will earn grant money for their program. Four show judges, experts representing each category, will review and score each performance. Winners will be announced LIVE during the FAME Awards.

Judging Process

Our judging process includes the following criteria for all performances:

  • Preliminary judging will be completed by a specialist in the category field.
  • 3 finalists will be selected in each category and will perform live at the awards show.
  • Final judging will be done live by all four judges on the day of the awards show.
  • Scores will be tallied by the Junior League of San Antonio in all instances.
  • Scores will be a compilation of:
    • Technical Skill
    • Artistic Presentation
    • Level of Difficulty
    • Overall Performance

Performance categories for the 2023 FAME Awards are:

  • Theatrical Performance
  • Dance Performance
  • Instrumental Performance
  • Vocal Performance


Monetary prizes will be awarded to the school program only, and under no circumstances to individuals. 2023 grants will be awarded:

  • First place: $2,000
  • Second place: $1,000
  • Third place: $750

Back to top ↑

2022 FAME Awards Winners

View the list of 2022 FAME Awards Winners

Back to top ↑


FAME Awards History

FAME, now in its ninth year, is dedicated to encouraging San Antonio youth in the performing arts. The mission of this awards program is to recognize the best and brightest performing arts programs in San Antonio (and surrounding areas) public and private high schools.  Through an open application process, FAME provides a stage for students to hone their skills in front of a live audience, culminating in cash awards that deliver funding directly to performing art programs.

Through the annual FAME Awards Program, the Junior League of San Antonio has provided over $50,000 to area high school performing arts programs. These funds have supported various school resources such as competition expenses, Master Class instructors who provide training to students, and the licensed use of published materials such as scripts and musical scores.

Back to top ↑

Questions and Comments

For additional details or questions, please contact Hillary Everts, FAME Committee Co-Chair, at FAME@jlsa.org.

Back to top ↑


FAME Awards Photo Gallery

Back to top ↑