Student Art Scholarship Contest & Expo

2024 marks the 52nd year of the county-wide, middle and high school Student Art Scholarship Contest and Expo. Students in 7th – 12th grades enter either individual pieces or portfolio collections of original artwork, which are judged and awarded by a guest adjudicator; this year – Tatsuki Hakoyama, Assistant Professor of Studio Arts, from Kendall College of Art and Design.

Award ribbons were given out for Outstanding Recognition in middle and high school, Outstanding Senior Recognition, Director’s Choice, and Scholarship Awards for outstanding portfolios in middle and high school at a public event on the evening of April 29. The Director’s Choice awards are ranked, with the top student afforded the opportunity to sell their piece to TrueNorth to become part of our permanent display of student artwork. Students winning the Scholarship Award, awarded as a cash prize, can be used to further their artistic education, through classes, camps, or the purchase of art supplies.

320 community members viewed the artwork while it was on display at our service center over a four day period. To view a short walk-through of the show and see complete lists of the winning students – click here!