Art Exhibits and Competitions
Secondary art students submit entries to local, state, national and international competitions throughout the school year. Go, Warrior artists!
Artsonia’s Artist of the Week
This weekly award is presented to artists with the most popular artwork on Artsonia, the world’s largest kids’ year-round art museum. Information: Artsonia.com
Space Foundation International Student Art Contest
The three best works of secondary art students are entered in this contest (through Artsonia) in each of the following divisions: ages 11-12, ages 13-14, ages 15-16 and ages 17-18. Winners are notified in January. Information: Art.SpaceFoundation.org
National Scholastic Art Awards
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. The Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and present their remarkable work to the world through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Through the awards, students receive opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships. Students across America submit 300,000+ original works each year across 28 different categories of art and writing. Information: ArtandWriting.org
Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Art Competition
Art students in grades 5-8 compete in the middle school division and art students in grades 9-12 compete in the high school division of this annual competition. The private/parochial school judging is held in January at the NRG center. Information: RodeoHouston.com/Events/SchoolArt
Pearl Museum of Fine Arts Student Art Contest and Juried Exhibition
Both middle school and high school art students enter this competition in March.
Triarco’s Mixed Media Art Competition
Original artwork by students using 9x12 mixed media paper is submitted in this competition.
Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Contest
The artwork must call attention to any officially designated state-fish. The Texas state fish is the Guadalupe Bass, and it should be depicted in its natural habitat. Each year Wildlife Forever will select one design from all the entries for an interesting, colorful and attractive national fish stamp. Information: StateFishArt
Mixed Media Contest
Students in grades 6-12 compete in this contest sponsored by Blick Art Materials in partnership with Artsonia.com. Artists express their experiences and accomplishments through art accompanied by a statement that completes the following sentence: “With art I can…” Three entries per division (middle school and high school) may be submitted in April.
TAPPS State Art Competition
CCS takes works of art along with senior portfolios to the TAPPS state competition in Waco, Texas, each year. On-site competitions are held at the event. Information: www.Tapps.biz/Fine-Arts/
ACSI Art Contest
CCS may enter up to 39 pieces of artwork at the ACSI contest.
Art Colony Middle School Art Competition
Middle school art students are given a rare and privileged opportunity to enter their artwork in a juried competition, have their art displayed in public, and take part in extraordinary educational programs associated with the contest.
Congressional Art Competition
Students whose permanent residence is within the 10th Congressional district are eligible to participate. The winning entry from Congressman McCaul’s congressional district is hung in the Cannon Tunnel leading to the U.S. Capitol Building for one year, where it will be seen by thousands of people. The winner has the opportunity to meet with other young talented artists at the unveiling of their work in Washington, D.C. at a reception to be held in June. It is important to note that students do not have to create a piece of artwork specifically for this competition; students can use an already existing piece of artwork as long as it meets the competition guidelines and is an original piece by the student. Information: House.gov/Content/Educate/Art_Competition
National Art Honor Society’s Spring Art Juried Exhibition
CCS National Art Honor Society’s members select best works from art students in grades 6-12 for a Spring Art Exhibition that usually coincides with the drama/choir department show. Members are responsible for putting up and taking down the exhibit. Members take a field trip to the Pearl Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and work on organizing several mission and community art projects and services.