The Young Artist Program was created in 2009 to celebrate the talents of local student artists and to acknowledge the quality art education programs in their schools. At a time when arts education is disappearing from schools and communities across the country, AEP wants to highlight the fact that there are still strong art programs and dedicated teachers producing creative and gifted students. This competition is a terrific opportunity for a student to have his or her artwork showcased to a national audience of influential leaders in arts, education, business, government, culture and philanthropy.
The contest is open to all students ages 12-18 who live in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia; artists must be students at the time they submit their entries. All submissions must be an original, two-dimensional visual artwork sent to us in electronic format at 300dpi. Submissions are due by Wednesday, February 1, 2012at midnight EST. AEP staff and a national committee of arts and education professionals will judge the submissions based on relevance to the Forum theme, visual appeal, and ability to be incorporated into a program design. The winner will be notified by Monday, February 13, 2012.
The winning artwork will be displayed on the front cover of the program booklet, and the winning artist will be interviewed for a feature on the back cover! The winner receives a monetary prize and recognition at a special award ceremony at the Forum on Friday, April 13, 2012, at the Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel.
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