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and Students Since 1994


Art Contests

Art Contests for Everyone

There are some who say that there should not be art contests. This page is for those who disagree and want to enter contests. Why have contests? Recognition, making money off art, and a chance to get a reduction of tuition or a free ticket to college are some incentives.

Elementary Level Art Contests / Exhibitions

Middle School/Jr. High Art Contests / Exhibitions

High School Art Contests / Exhibitions

K-12 Art Contests

  • Celebrating Art - Over $5000 in prizes go to students and teachers for each contest.

  • Constitution Day Poster Contest - Sponsored by the National Archives- Plains Region. Deadline is early October each year.

  • Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest - Endangered Species Day is a celebration of the nation's wildlife and wild places. The Youth Art Contest provides K-12 students with an opportunity to learn about endangered species and express their knowledge and support through artwork.

  • Get to Know Contest - Wildlife artist Robert Bateman is offering prizes and publication in a national publication for Canadian students age 19 and under.

  • Mystery Build $15k Art Challenge - *Create a work of art using only the materials in a Mystery Build Kit.

  • NASCO Sketchables Art Contest - A chance to enhance your art budget.

  • PIH Youth Art Competition - This is sponsored by the Office of Public and Indian Housing.
  • Radiant Peace Education Awards - Entry categories include essays, art, videos, and projects. Winners and honorable mentions receive cash prizes; the winner's classrooms receive awards. Deadline April 21.

  • State-fish Art Contest - Open every year for grades K-12. Order the free CD while you're at it on that page. They even pay for shipping!

Art Contests for Anyone / Exhibitions

University Level / Adult Art Contests / Exhibitions

Sites With Lists of Competitions