Cash prizes for award winners and bonus travel stipends for all Round III finalists will exceed $150,000 for the 11th USA International Ballet Competition, June 10-23, 2018, in Jackson, Mississippi.

The City of Jackson Grand Prix Award, presented only four times in USA IBC history, increases to $20,000 for the recipient. Past winners were Nina Ananiashvili and Andris Liepa, USA IBC III; José Carreño, USA IBC IV, and Johan Kobborg, USA IBC V.

Prize amounts for Senior Men’s and Women’s Division medalists are:

  • $12,000 – Gold
  • $7,000 – Silver
  • $5,000 – Bronze
  • $2,000 – Best Senior Couple

Prize amounts for Junior Men’s and Women’s Division medalists are:

  • $6,000 – Gold
  • $4,000 – Silver
  • $2,000 – Bronze
  • $1,000 – Best Junior Couple

In addition, each competitor who progresses to Round III as a finalist in June will receive a $1,500 travel stipend through the Peggy Mize Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Jackson. In 2014, 31 finalists received $1,000 each from the fund.

Other cash prizes to be given are the Choreography Award, $3,000; Jury Award, $2,000; and Robert Joffrey Award, $1,000.