collier county high school art competition and show – 2022 Theme -New Beginnings

In 2020, the Marco Island Center for the Arts annual high school art show and competition moved to virtual platforms due to COVID and the closure of the Art Center.  On account of these exigent circumstances, the artwork was collected and displayed on both Facebook and Instagram.  As opposed to having the work professionally judged, the Art Center had people vote for their favorite piece and the People’s Choice winning artist received a gift certificate.  This online presence led to substantial activity and community participation.  The artwork was also incorporated into a video which is permanently on the Art Center’s YouTube channel.

By moving the art show to social media platforms (Marco Island Center for the Arts Facebook and Instagram), participation and engagement significantly increased.  The virtual art show brought together teens, parents and assorted family and friends of all ages who voted and commented on the artwork.

Building on the discoveries from the 2020 project, the Art Center invites high school students in Collier County to submit images (JPEGS preferred) of up to 2 pieces of artwork in any medium.  Digital animated work will also be accepted.  The deadline for submissions will be Thursday April 21, 2022 at 11:59pm.  The submissions will be judged by a professional artist. On April 25, all the artwork will go up on Marco Island Center for the Arts Facebook and here on the website for voting for 2 separate People’s Choice awards which will be extended to May 6, 2022 due to some technical issues.  The Judge’s Awards will also be announced on the Art Center’s Facebook and Instagram on the new extended date of May 16, 2022.  All prize winners will need to submit a thank you to the Art Center donors by May 6, 2022 and 1st and 2nd prize winners will need to submit a W-9 form to receive payment by May 16, 2022.

A video of the art show will be created and will be put up on the Art Center’s YouTube channel.

To submit your work for the High School Competition and Art Show, please email the application with the images of your artwork to info@marcoislandart.org.  To download the required application, please click this link OFFICIAL APPLICATION – Collier County High School Art Competition and Show: New Beginnings

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