An Inside Look at NSHSS’ Visual Arts Scholarship 2019

Thursday, December 20, 2018
Visual Arts Scholarship

Are you a high school student with special talents in the visual arts, including photography? If so, whether visual arts or photography is your focus or whether you enjoy visual arts and photography as a hobby or side project, NSHSS is excited to offer a visual arts scholarship opportunity for you to continue honing those talents and as a way to celebrate your work.

Since visual arts and photography are important ways for students to express their talents and contribute to the world through art, NSHSS is proud to offer our 2019 NSHSS scholarships for visual arts and photography. These scholarships offer students with talents in visual arts and photography funds to support their artistic pursuits and future education.

With this visual arts scholarship opportunity, high school students will have the chance to submit original work to earn scholarships in two separate categories: Photography/Digital Photography and Painting/Drawing/Mixed Media/Digital Art. The top three submissions in each category will receive scholarships from NSHSS, with USD $1,000 awarded to first prize, $500 to second prize, and $250 for third prize.

High school students looking to apply for these NSHSS visual arts awards may submit visual art and photography, including painting, drawing, ceramics, glass, sculpture, mixed media, printmaking, weaving, digital and 35mm photography for consideration. NSHSS will evaluate these submissions and choose three winners in each category: first, second, and third prize.

Below are the details of the 2019 NSHSS visual arts scholarship for interested high school students to consider:


NSHSS Visual Arts Competition 2019

Application Opens: December 15, 2018

Application Closes: Thursday, May 30, 2019

First prize is USD $1,000, second prize is USD $500, and third prize is USD $250 in each of the two categories of Photography/Digital Photography and Painting/Drawing/Mixed Media/Digital Art.

Submissions must be in the form of digital files,  minimum 300 dpi JPEG. Submit only one entry per student.

Keep in mind, all work students submit must be the student’s original work. In addition, by submitting your work, you give NSHSS and its partners, affiliates, and licensees the non-exclusive right to publish your work in any format, including print, electronic, and online media. However, all individual contributors to NSHSS retain the right to submit their work for non-exclusive publication elsewhere, and you have our permission to do so.

Application Requirements:

  • Title and description of your submission
  • Educator Recommendation (submitted via online form; link provided in application)
  • Digital files of your artwork uploaded to the application
  • Color headshot suitable for website posting

NSHSS will contact finalists to submit physical artworks if appropriate for the category, which the finalist will need to ship to the NSHSS headquarters at the finalist’s expense, and NSHSS will retain those physical artworks.

You may view the application before submitting, but once you submit your application, it is then closed for editing.

Happy applying, and good luck! NSHSS looks forward to seeing all your beautiful visual artwork and photography.