Posted on 02/18/2015 at 05:31 PM by Blog Experts

Ocean Awareness 2015 is announcing an art contest for middle and high school students in the categories of art, prose, poetry, and film. The theme for 2015 is, “Our Oceans, Our Plastic”.  This interdisciplinary contest has students thinking about ocean awareness, creativity, and advocacy. For further information about this contest, go to this Web site: http://www.fromthebowseat.org/contest.php.

The Congressional Art Competition is for High School students, and one in which the 4th Congressional District of Iowa participates. This is a visual art competition to “recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district.” Students submit entries to Steve King’s office, and then panels of district artists select the winning entries. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol. Last year, Sadie Lewman of Farnhamville, IA won. You can read more about Sadie here: http://steveking.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/king-congratulates-sadie-lewman-4th-district-congressional-art. You can find information about the contest here: http://www.house.gov/content/educate/art_competition/.

The Student Art Guide site gives information about more than 50 art contests for high school students. Many of these contests are open to students around the world in a broad array of areas: painting, drawing, design, sculpture, video, architecture, and fashion design. Many of these offer monetary prizes, as well. Further information about these contests can be found here: http://www.studentartguide.com/resources/high-school-art-competitions-list.

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