ART OPPORTUNITIES

Scholastic Art & Writing                                Entry Deadline: December 31

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12. This year, students submitted more than 330,000 works of visual art and writing to the Scholastic Awards; more than 90,000 works were recognized at the regional level and celebrated in local exhibitions and ceremonies. The top art and writing at the regional level were moved onto the national stage, where more than 2,700 works earned National Medals. 

Governors Honor Program                                       By Teacher Nomination

The Georgia Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school students who will be rising juniors and seniors during the program.  The program offers instruction that is significantly different from the typical high school classroom and that is designed to provide students with academic, cultural, and social enrichment necessary to become the next generation of global critical thinkers, innovators, and leaders.

GHP is held in mid-summer (mid-June to mid-July) as a residential educational experience on a college or university campus.  Students attend classes in the mornings and afternoons in specific areas of study, and they participate in a wide variety of social and instructional opportunities every evening.  Meals and rooms are provided by the program with the only required and expected costs to the students being travel expenses to and from the interviews, a few basic supplies for classes and dorm rooms, and spending money as desired during the program.

North Fulton High School Art Show                           By Teacher Selection

Sponsored by the Roswell Fine Arts Alliance and the Roswell Visual Arts Center, this exhibition and juried competition is coordinated through the art departments at area high schools and allows students to enter an area-wide event. Monetary prizes are awarded for Best of Show, as well as first, second, and third place in 2D and 3D art.

Atlanta High School Art Exhibition                              By Teacher Selection                                            

Each year, the Atlanta High School Art Exhibition (AHSAE) offers young artists an opportunity to compete, exhibit their work and earn prizes such as scholarships and art supplies. This “must see” festival event is a juried competition drawing upwards of 700 entries each year from which the best hundred works comprise the festival exhibition. Established in the early 1970s, the AHSAE recognizes and encourages the fine quality of art created by the area’s high school students. Welcoming entries from high school art students from 12 regional Atlanta counties, the competition offers awards worth more than $40,000 and fills a growing gap in creative opportunities for youth. Artworks are judged as work produced by high school students and not as professional art in general. There is no theme. Work is judged on the criteria of originality, creativity, follow through,and good craftsmanship.

Young Marine Artist Search                                                   

Young Marine Artist Search                                   Entry Deadline: Early Summer

ASMA launched the Young Marine Artist Search (YMAS) in 2008 to nurture and support young artists interested in

maritime subjects, and to encourage museums, art centers, and schools to hold competitions for these young people,

often in conjunction with an ASMA Regional or National Exhibition. Once engaged, the student’s completed artwork

is then exhibited and the Regional award winners are selected by a jury of ASMA Signature Members. At the opening

reception of the exhibition, the top placeholders receive scholarship money, award ribbons and certificates.

In 2013, ASMA introduced the first National YMAS Competition, with the entries coming from all over the USA, submitted from locally held YMAS competitions. ASMA will continue this quest each year to find young marine artists, and to support these students and their art teachers, the keys to this program's success.

GWS Senior Scholarship Competition                       By Teacher Selection

The Georgia Watercolor Society is very pleased to offer the opportunity for public high school Graduating Seniors

(Cherokee, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Clayton, and Gwinnett Counties) who will pursue further studies in the visual arts, to enter the Annual GWS Scholarship Exhibition. 

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