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Visual Arts Achievement Awards

The Visual Art Achievement Awards is a competition sponsored by the Alabama State Council on the Arts and administered each February on the local level by various groups such as The Arts Council. The exhibit consists of the winners, judge’s choice awards and honorable mentions awarded to students from local schools with works divided into two groups based on grade level. Group I consists of middle school students in grades six through eight. Group II consists of high school students in grades nine through twelve. Entries are classified based on medium:  drawing, painting, mixed-media, 3-D, print making, computer design, and photography.

Select works chosen by the judges for their outstanding merit (separate from the winning entries) will be featured at the state level competition exhibit at the RSA Tower Artist’s Gallery in Montgomery, Ala. with subsequent winners traveling to Washington, D.C. for the national level competition.

Local teachers should contact Sharron Rudowski for further information about the 2019 competition. Information is also available at arts.alabama.gov.


2019 Visual Arts Achievement Awards

GRADES: 6-12


  • Accept Entries: February 4-8, 2019
  • Hang and Judge Exhibit: February 11-15
  • Exhibit: February 15-March 7 at Bama Theatre
  • Closing Reception: March 7 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Artwork Pickup: from close of reception through March 22
  • State Exhibit in Montgomery: TBA



More Information

For additional information contact Sharron Rudowki at education@tuscarts.org

Learn more about the State Arts Council's Visual Arts Achievement Program by visiting their website: