Contests & Opportunities

National Art Honor Societies


Doodle 4 Google. Welcome to Doodle 4 Google, a contest where students in the United States are invited to use their artistic talents to think big and redesign Google’s homepage logo for millions to see. One lucky student artist will see their artwork appear on the Google homepage and take home some cool prizes!

National YoungArts Foundation Call for Applications. Every year, YoungArts selects approximately 800 young artists in ten different disciplines from thousands of submitted applications. Those winners participate in National YoungArts Week and/or Regional Programs in Miami, New York or Los Angeles, where—for one intense week—they take Master classes with world-renowned artists, perform and exhibit in the most prestigious venues in the country, win cash awards of up to $10,000, get access to scholarships and become eligible for nomination as U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts. Applications are accepted in Cinematic Arts, Dance (including Ballet, Hip Hop, Choreography, and more), Design Arts (including Fashion, Architecture, Graphic Design, and more), Jazz, Music, Photography, Theater, Visual Arts and Writing (including our new Spoken Word category).

Science without Borders® Challenge. Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation’s Science without Borders® Challenge is an international art competition that engages students to promote the need to preserve, protect, and restore the world’s oceans and aquatic resources. The Science without Borders® Challenge was created to get students and teachers interested in ocean conservation through various forms of art. The theme for the 2016 Science without Borders® Challenge is “Fishing Under the Radar.”This theme was chosen to coincide with a new film the Foundation is producing about fishing. The SWB Challenge is open to primary and secondary school students 11-19 years old, with scholarships of up to $500 awarded to the winning entries. The deadline for entry into this year’s Science without Borders® Challenge is Monday, April 25, 2016.

Vans Custom Culture Contest. The Vans Custom Culture art competition inspires high school students across the United States to embrace their creativity while raising awareness for the importance of art programs in our schools. Custom Culture invites art teachers to lead their students in the customization of four pairs of blank Vans sneakers. Teachers will upload photos of their students’ finished sneakers to our website and after an internal selection and round of public voting, a group of five finalist schools will be flown to New York City where the winning school will receive a $50,000 donation to their art program and the chance to have their shoes produced and sold in Vans stores.


College Bound. Get started on your creative journey! High school juniors and seniors like you can flex your creative muscles and explore what it feels like to be challenged to go even further, work harder, and take the first step to doing what you love, for life. Each course mirrors a credit-bearing course open only to registered degree-seeking students taught by credentialed faculty. College Bound gets you in the door so that you can learn and develop critical design, media, and culinary skills. Your College Bound portfolio can be evaluated for proficiency credits applicable toward your future enrollment with any Art Institutes. This can save you time and money.

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