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OHIO Art Prize

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OHIO | Art prize 

High School Visual Art Contest 
College of Fine Arts at Ohio University 

Submissions due Feb. 15, 2021 


The 2021 OHIO Art Prize* is the premier high school visual arts and design contest open to all students grade 9-12 nationwide. Seeking high school visual artists, designers, and theater production artists with drive, curiosity and passion. Featuring a simple and free online submission process, scholarship prizes, pre-college summer studio awards, and other exclusive opportunities, this contest aims to showcase the best in visual art, graphic and digital design across all genres, formats, and mediums by high school students of fine arts and theater production practices. This unique celebration of the visual arts and design is organized by the College of Fine Arts, School of Art + Design, and the School of Theater at Ohio University— the OHIO Art Prize invites young artists to share their work with our celebrated faculty. 

Awards & Recognition 

  • Emerging Artist & Promising Designer Scholarship Awards** 

  • Talent awards recognizing work in visual art and theater technology 

  • Summer Studio scholarships 

  • One-on-one portfolio review sessions 

  • Opportunity to exhibit at Ohio University  


Submission deadline:
February 15, 2021

Fully online submission process, no physical delivery of artworks required 
No entry fee (up to three submitted artworks) 



Questions: Contact Julie Dummermuth by email at dummermu@ohio.edu with your questions.


*Ohio residence not required. 
**Scholarships will be applied to OHIO University Undergraduate Tuition upon admission and matriculation into a College of Fine Arts major.  Scholarship prizes are distributed over four years of study with maintenance of eligibility (major in the College of Fine Arts, 3.0 GPA, 15 earned hours per Fall/Spring term). OHIO | Art Prize Scholarships are stackable with other OHIO awards and scholarships up to the full cost of resident tuition.