9 Youth Art Competitions 🖌 📽 📷

9 Youth Art Competitions 🖌 📽 📷

There are various ways to keep your child in an active pursuit of their passions, and the following competitions even provide the chance to win recognition and monetary awards. Art competitions serve as a way for middle and high school students to earn money, learn from others, and be assessed for their work.

CelebratingArt.Com Student Art Competition

CelebratingArt.Com is a nationally recognized website that awards students and schools for their artistic accomplishments. With three art contests annually, students get the chance to have their work published and win school supplies for their school.

Students must be United States or Canadian residents in grades K-12. Online submissions are due August 24th, 2017, with two other contests taking place throughout the year.

For more information, please visit their website.

National YoungArts Foundation

National YoungArts Foundation is currently accepting submissions in cinematic arts, classical music, dance, photography, theater, and more for their annual competition. Winners can receive up to $10,000 and lifetime professional mentorship.

Young adults aged 15-18 (or students in their sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school) have until October 13th, 2017 to submit their work and complete the online application.

For more information, please visit their website.

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Students in grades 7-12 can submit their work for the 2018 Scholastic Awards beginning on September 13th, 2017. Deadlines for student art and writing submissions vary by region. Judges will grant awards based on creativity, originality, and "breaking from convention."

For more information, please visit their website.

Ocean Awareness Student Contest

Middle and high school students with a passion for preserving the environment are invited to participate in this year's contest. The theme is "Ocean Pollution: Challenges and Solutions," and artists are encouraged to submit art in whichever form they so choose. Judges want students to even lay blame and answer questions like "what can we do to stop pollution?" and "who is at fault for this environmental damage?"

Art, poetry, prose, and film will all be judged separately by category. Contest entries are due by June 19th, 2017 via online submission.

For more information, please visit their website.

High School Student Online Art Competition

High school students grades 9-12 have the chance of winning cash prizes from Purdue University in their annual art competition. Students are free to submit works in any medium and with any original subject. Both 2D and 3D submissions are eligible, and must be submitted to Purdue by November 3rd, 2017.

An awards ceremony will be held at the university December 1st, 2017.

For more information, please visit their website.

Taiwan International Student Design Competition

Taiwan's Ministry of Education established this annual contest with the intent of encouraging an international creativity exchange while also preserving and promoting the culture of Taiwan. This year's themes are opportunity, design opportunity, and global challenge.

High school students and recent graduates are eligible to apply.

All artistic submissions are due online by July 25th, 2017.

For more information, please visit their website.

Inkitt Novel Contest

Young writers have the chance to win more than $6,000 to market their newly published novel and promotion on Amazon.com when they submit their work to Inkitt's writing contest.

All subject matter is eligible, as long as novels exceed 20,000 words.

Submission is continuous, with online peers serving as the judges.

For more information, please visit their website.

Creative Minds Poetry Contest

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth currently invites submissions for their Creative Minds Poetry Contest.

Students under the age of 18 may submit their free-verse and formal poems online. There is no theme for subject matter, but all work must be titled and may not exceed 30 lines. All entries are due by July 3rd, 2017.

Winners will have their work published in an issue of Imagine Magazine this fall.

For more information, please visit their website.

The New Voices One-Act Competition for Young Playwrights

YouthPLAYS continuously publishes plays and musicals geared towards young actors and audiences for production in schools nationwide. Every year, the organization critiques unpublished one-act and longform plays from students under the age of 19 and assists in grooming them for publish and production.

The next deadline for their New Voices One-Act Competition for Young Playwrights is May 1st, 2018.

Plays must be in one-act form and run less than 40 minutes in length. Any genre and subject is eligible for online submission, but must be appropriate for school production.

Specific guidelines can be found on their website in early 2018.

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