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NSHSS Visual Arts Competition 2019
Close Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Award: 1st prize: USD $1,000; 2nd prize: USD $500; 3rd prize: USD $250 in Photography/Digital Photography and Painting/Drawing/Mixed Media/Digital Art

Eligibility Requirements: High school students

Scholarship will be awarded to students with the top submissions in the two categories below:

  • Photography/Digital Photography: 1st prize: USD $1,000, 2nd prize: USD $500, 3rd prize: USD $250
  • Painting/Drawing/Mixed Media/Digital Art: 1st prize: USD $1,000, 2nd prize: USD $500, 3rd prize: USD $250

High school students may submit visual art and photography–painting, drawing, ceramics, glass, sculpture, mixed media, printmaking, weaving, digital and 35mm photography.

These must be submitted as digital files, which must be a minimum 300 dpi JPEG.

All work must be the student’s original work. Submit only one entry. By submitting your work to us, you are giving 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)
  • Principal and counselor's name and email address
  • Color headshot suitable for website posting

Finalists will be contacted to submit physical artworks if appropriate for the category. These will be shipped to the NSHSS headquarters at the finalist’s expense and will be retained by NSHSS.

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

Open Date: March 15, 2018

Close Date: May 15, 2019

Please note that U.S. recipients receiving a cash award must submit a W-9 to NSHSS in order to receive their scholarship funding. Recipients residing outside the United States who are not U.S. citizens may disregard this requirement. The W-9 form can be accessed using the following link: