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About us

The Young Entertainers Academy Awards (YEAA) aims to not only highlight the achievements and hard work of young people, but to also support, encourage and inspire more young people to get involved in performing arts, and to enable young people to learn about the opportunities available to them in the entertainment industry.


Our vision is to enable young people from all walks of life to benefit from our year-round programme of events and activities, which include:


To support and reward the outstanding talent of young people across a variety of categories and sectors, and to assist and encourage challenged young people to keep their dreams alive.


Our model is built on strong ethics; this means that each person that works for us, supports our vision, and that each business we work with, our partners, the young people we work with, our collaborators and sponsors, will be treated professionally, courteously, politely, honestly, and with utmost respect.

We listen, understand and act accordingly.

The Young Entertainers Academy Awards will always aim to listen to those that interact with us. In order to grow and develop, The Young Entertainers Academy Awards believes you must firstly listen to your young people, sponsors, supporters, partners and team, and look to understand each view. Where appropriate, we implement suggestions and change to become a more rounded, dynamic and forward-thinking organisation.

The Young Entertainers Academy Awards supports young people’s development and aims to promote best practice in all that we do.


The Young Entertainers Academy Awards is the brainchild of Sazz Wanogho-Maud who staged the first national awards ceremony in 2003 for young people already making a name for themselves. Held at the Hilton Park Lane in London, the Awards were supported by TV presenter Denise Van Outen, actress & TV presenter Linda Robson, and the cast of EastEnders, as well as by many reputable UK theatrical agents representing young people.

Award Winners

Many Award winners have gone on to achieve great things such as singer-songwriter Pixie Lott and actors Nicholas Hoult, Aaron Johnson and Leonie Elliott.


Sazz Wanogho-Maud


Carol Ann Walters

Press, PR & Marketing


Tosh Wanogho-Maud
Sharon Watson MBE

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