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Best national art competitions for high schoolers?

Hey, guys! I'm a junior who loves art, and I'm interested in entering some national art competitions to boost my portfolio. Can anyone recommend some prestigious or well-known competitions for high school students?

6 months ago

Absolutely! Participating in national art competitions not only helps you build a strong portfolio but also allows you to gain recognition and potentially win some awards. Here are some well-known art competitions for high school students:

1. Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: This prestigious competition has a long history of recognizing talented high school students in art and writing. Awards are given at the regional and national levels, and winners may earn scholarships as well.

2. Congressional Art Competition: Known as "An Artistic Discovery," this competition is sponsored by the Congressional Institute to recognize artistic talent nationwide. High school students from each congressional district are eligible to participate, and winners have their artwork displayed at the U.S. Capitol for a year.

3. National YoungArts Foundation: This program identifies and supports emerging high school artists through annual competitions in various disciplines, including visual arts. Benefits for winners include cash awards, mentorship opportunities, and the chance to participate in YoungArts Week.

4. Doodle 4 Google: This unique contest invites students from kindergarten to 12th grade to create a Google Doodle. Winners can receive scholarships and technology packages for their schools, and the winning doodle will be showcased on Google's homepage.

5. The American Visionary Art Museum's Kinetic Sculpture Race: This competition invites creative high school teams to design, build, and race human-powered, amphibious sculptures. The event promotes teamwork, engineering skills, and artistic talent.

6. National Art Honor Society (NAHS) Awards: This program offers various awards, scholarships, and exhibit opportunities to NAHS members who demonstrate talent and dedication in visual arts.

7. The International Children's Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice: This competition aims to foster international friendships through art. It is open to students ages 4-16 worldwide, and the chosen artwork is displayed at the Lidice Gallery in the Czech Republic.

Make sure to research deadlines and submission requirements for each competition and plan accordingly. Good luck, and I hope you find success in these competitions!

6 months ago

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