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High school art contests to participate in?

I'm an aspiring artist and I want to participate in some high school art contests to diversify my portfolio. Can anyone recommend some competitions that are open to high school students?

6 months ago

Sure, participating in art contests is a great way to diversify your portfolio and showcase your artistic talents! Here are a few well-known art contests for high school students:

1. Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: This is one of the most prestigious art competitions in the United States, with a rich history dating back to 1923. Students can submit work in multiple categories, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and more. National winners can earn scholarships and have their work exhibited or published.

2. Congressional Art Competition: Open to high school students across the United States, this annual competition is sponsored by the U.S. House of Representatives. Each participating Congressional district holds its own competition, and the winners from each district have their work displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a year.

3. National YoungArts Foundation: This competition provides opportunities for students aged 15-18 in various artistic fields, including visual arts. Winners can receive cash awards, mentorship, and educational opportunities, as well as attend workshops and masterclasses held by renowned professionals.

4. Doodle for Google: This international contest is open to K-12 students and invites them to create a Google doodle based on a specific theme. Winners receive scholarships, technology grants for their schools, and have their doodle displayed on the Google homepage.

5. The ArtEffect Project: This competition is run by the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes and encourages students to create art that conveys the story of an unsung hero. The competition offers cash awards and the opportunity to have your artwork displayed at the Center's museum.

If none of these options seems quite right to you, you can find a more extensive list of arts competitions on CollegeVine's blog: https://blog.collegevine.com/prestigious-visual-arts-competitions-for-high-school-students. Once you've identified some that fit what you're looking for, make sure to carefully read the guidelines and requirements, as each competition has its specific rules. Good luck, and happy creating!

6 months ago

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