First Glance Teen Artist Awards Show
Saturday, September 27, 4 p.m. (3:30 p.m. Red Carpet) at
Ray Charles Performing Arts Center at Morehouse College, 900 West End Ave., Atlanta, GA 30310
Free admission, open to the public – RSVP here.

Now in its fourth year, this NBAF favorite is a national competition for youth artists in four disciplines. Join NBAF to salute the next great filmmaker, monologue artist/poet, visual artist and music composer.  Winners receive cash prizes and professional development. The competition was open to Atlanta and national youth (ages 13-18) by online submission, Title support for this event is provided by Turner Broadcasting, Inc. through the Turner Voices Initiative.

2014 NBAF First Glance “People’s Choice” Award Competition

Congratulations to all of our 2014 First Glance Teen Artists. We received some of the best submissions from around the world!

Please help us by viewing and voting for your favorite Teen Artist submission below. Your vote will decide our 2014 FIRST GLANCE TEEN ARTIST “PEOPLE’S CHOICE” AWARD WINNER!

To Vote: View the contestants work listed below then click the link below the contestants entries to cast your votes. Voting ends on September 26th at 11:59PM.


Name Title and Link to Work Category
Adio Hebert The Butterfly Effect Visual Arts
Akil Bridges Get Involved Music Composition
Bobby Burton “A Few Good Friends” Visual Arts
Davonne Nelson Poetry Slam Spoken Word
Davonne Nelson “Thought of you” Music Compositoin
Dejah Kedar  “America’s Next Top Model” Film
Dequadray White “What we are listening to” Visual Arts
Derrick Edwards  “Seeing The Sea See Soliloquies” Spoken Word
Esaba Hebert  “Divine Love” Visual Arts
Gabrielle Boswell  “Escape” Visual Arts
Isaiah Talbot  “Inked Flowers” Visual Arts
Ixavier Moore  “Heartbeat” Music Composition
Jada Pruitt  “Big Ol’ Apple” Film
Jaden Battle  “Centurion” Music Composition
Jarthur Grubbs  “Got Me Like” Music Composition
Jarvez Cooper  “Favorite Girl” Music Composition
Jasmin Henry  “Where is the Power” Visual Arts
Javacea Battle  “Orion” Music Composition
Ji Woong Choi  “Nostalgia” Music Composition
Jolisa Brown  “Black Love” Spoken Word
Jordan Battle  “Ode to my Mother” Spoken Word
Judeson Orvil  Spoken Word  Spoken Word
Khadijah Jackson  “This Way” Visual Arts
Kristen Ballard  “The Many Lemons of Life” Spoken Word
Kylah McNeil  “To Here” Spoken Word
Kyndall Garlington  “Crescitin Manibus” Visual Arts
Kyra O’Kelley  “Schizophrenic Head” Visual Arts
Langston Solomon Daniels-Ernest  “Blooming Boys” Visual Arts
Lauren Maxie  “The Butterfly Defect” Visual Arts
Lauren Smith  “Planet Savers” Music Composition
Lauren Smith  “Planet Savers” Film
Mantavious Smalls  “Time to Heal” Film
Mellissa Mims  “Homeland” Visual Arts
Samuel Gladden  “Undercover Dreams” Film
Shawntia Dunna  “My Thoughts on Religion Pt. 5” Spoken Word
Taylor Garlington  “Society Woes” Visual Arts
Zhane Simpkins  Monologue Spoken Word


Voting is closed
The People’s Choice Award winner will be announced at the 2014 FIRST GLANCE TEEN ARTIST AWARDS SHOW