The 2018 Teeny Awards

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The Vera Project
305 Harrison St
Seattle, WA 98109

Join TeenTix on Sunday, October 7th as we celebrate The 2018 Teeny Awards! This year hosted by The Vera Project and Marion Oliver McCaw Hall.

The annual Teeny Awards Ceremony celebrates the best in our region's arts and culture according to teens. Our theme this year is Teen Superhero Takeover, so dress to impress and help us save the world! We're elevating and celebrating young people's contributions to keeping our arts community healthy and strong for decades to come, and YOU can help. Plus, there will be Cupcake Royale cupcakes, Rachel's Ginger Beer, a red carpet photo booth, crafts, games and more!

Tickets to the ceremony are free! Bring yourself, your friends, and your family. RSVP HERE.

After the ceremony, raise your paddle at the Teeny Awards Dinner - a celebration with food, drinks, and performance at McCaw Hall. This portion of the event is ticketed, and you can buy tickets here.


2:30 PM: Red Carpet + Cupcake Hour @ The Vera Project
3:30 PM: The 2018 Teeny Awards Ceremony @ The Vera Project
5:00 PM: Transition from Vera Project to Marion Oliver McCaw Hall (approximately an 8 minute walk across Seattle Center campus)
5:15 PM: Cocktail hour @ Marion Oliver McCaw Hall
6:00 PM: Teeny Awards Dinner, a benefit for TeenTix, with special guests & cool people like YOU. @ Marion Oliver McCaw Hall


Learn more about the powerful artists & performers who are suiting up to entertain you at the #2018TeenyAwards! 


Priya Frank curates her best life by sprinkling glitters of joy, innovation and love to the organizations, institutions and individuals she collaborates with every day. As a cultural worker, her super powers are enabled by centering racial equity while leading with authenticity, passion and fun in her role at the Seattle Art Museum, on the Seattle Arts Commission, and as a cheerleader for the arts community. Photo by Stanton Stephens

David Rue, always with a one-of-a-kind vision, pushes the boundaries of fashion, art and community. A lover of organizations with a finger on the pulse, David believes that culturally responsive arts programming has the ability to save the world. Photo by Naomi Ishisaka.


DJ Atris

Arson Nicki
Arson Nicki is an aggressively transgressive drag artist based out of Seattle, WA. They perform lip syncs, host events DJ, design & construct costumes, produce & promote shows, and advocate for their communities. They focus on pushing drag's creative boundaries, presenting queer artistic work in unexpected spaces, and expanding visibility for and accessibility to drag art.

ComedySportz Seattle
At CSz Seattle we do funny. Our comedians specialize in improv comedy, meaning our shows are based entirely on your suggestions. Our trained comedy professionals have no plan and willingly dive headfirst into almost any challenge the audience will throw at them, resulting in unforgettably hilarious moments. For those reasons, no two CSz shows are ever the same.

Azura Mizan Tyabji
2018/19 Youth Poet Laureate
Born and raised in Seattle, Azura Mizan Tyabji is honored to serve as its 2018/19 Youth Poet Laureate. As a writer, spoken word performer, facilitator, and educator, what motivates every aspect of her artistic practice is a love for community, justice, and healing. If her words leave you feeling hopeful, empowered, or thinking deeper, she has achieved her goal as a poet. She hopes to continue challenging and expanding her craft and giving back to the city that inspires her. She is 18 years old and a graduate from Nova High School.

Claudine Magbag
2018 MoPOP Sound Off Finalist
A woman needs a room of her own if she is to realize her creative potential. Claudine Magbag joins a long line of female voices re-imagining the intimate as universal. With reverberant beats, layered and sampled vocals, Magbag creates her own company while giving shape to the vivid interiority of teenage life. The yearning to start while still bearing the uncertain weight of the present. Her songs play like the soundtrack to your most cinematic fantasies; the feeling of riding your bike up a hilltop under the perfect purple-pink sunset without going anywhere at all.

Chaotic Noise Marching Corps
Chaotic Noise Marching Corps is a Seattle based renegade marching band that is dedicated to keeping the tradition of music, performance, energy, havok, discipline and sheer stupid fun alive in Seattle’s streets. Founded by committee members and participants of HONK! Fest West as well as other Seattle groups such as Titanium Sporkestra, and Sounders FC Soundwave Band, Chaotic Noise looks to produce high energy shows using a wide variety of musical genres. Heavily influenced by past projects as well as the likes of The Infernal Noise Brigade, Extra Action Marching Band, and HONK Bands from around the world, Chaotic Noise assures that you will have lots of fun forgetting how to think, breathe and act in your everyday lives.


The Teen Take on the Teeny Awards

The Teeny Awards, an annual ceremony run by TeenTix to honor their partner organizations and art’s collision with teens in the Seattle community, is something of a mecca for the artistically inclined youth in the area. However, I’d never heard of the awards before I volunteered to write this piece. Reminiscing on my memories of past awards events, I expected a bowl of Ritz crackers, a seemingly bored keynote speaker, and a few merits that would be given for criteria that I wasn’t totally sure were met by the winners. I’d heard glowing praises of this event, though, so I entered with...

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2018 Teeny Awards Recap!!!!!

On Sunday, October 7th, teens, parents, artists, and arts leaders gathered at TeenTix Community Partner The Vera Project to celebrate the 11th annual Teeny Awards, hosted by Priya Frank and David Rue and members of The New Guard: Teen Arts Leadership Society. 

The Teeny Awards are planned with support from The New Guard, TeenTix’s teen governing body, and celebrates the best in local arts and culture according to teenage art enthusiasts. Awardees are chosen by the New Guard based on votes by the TeenTix membership. 

This year’s festivities centered around teen superheroes, both...

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Your Voice Matters: Vote in the #2018TeenyAwards!

You've got the power. 

The #2018TeenyAwards is the Biggest Little Awards Show in Seattle, where the fate of each nominee rests in YOUR hands! That's right, TEENS get to make the final decision each year about which organizations will take home a coveted Teeny Award and the sweet, sweet bragging rights that go along with it.

VOTE NOW and tell us about the art you loved seeing!



Every TeenTix Member who votes will be eligible to win a drawing that includes tickets to the Seattle Aquarium + The Space Needle.

Don't forget to join us on October 7th...

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