Midwest Collegiate Entry Rules:
  Student artists must be currently enrolled, or accepted to be enrolled (incoming students for the upcoming semester) at a Midwest Regional public or private college or university and working towards their Associate, Bachelor, or Masters degree (student does not have to be an art major).  Artists must provide proof of enrollment such as a copy of current student ID, schedule, or report card for present students, or acceptance letter for upcoming students.

  Entries submitted must be examples of artist’s own original works created within the last three years.

  Artists may submit no more than three examples of their work.  Each example will be judged separately, not as a body of work.  Examples do not have to be of the same media.  Entries can be in any media listed:

  • Drawing   -  graphite, colored pencil, pen and ink, marker, pastel, charcoal, etc.
  • Painting   - oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, etc.
  • Printmaking  -  etching, lithography, screen-printing, etc.
  • Sculpture   - clay, ceramic, plaster, marble, glass, wood, resin, metal, porcelain, etc.
  • Jewelry   -  gemstones, precious metals, or other materials, etc.
  • Fibers   -  textiles, fabrics, yarn, natural & synthetic fibers, etc.
  • Photography  -  traditional & digital.
  • Digital Art   -  please see information page for details
  • Graphic Design  traditional & digital,  please see information page for digital details

  All examples must be high-quality copies/prints or photos no larger than 8.5” x 11" and should be labeled on back, bottom left-hand corner of copy/print/photo, and numbered to correspond with entry form (see sample on entry form).  Do not fold, mat, or mount copies/prints/photos.  Do not send actual works of art.  Do not send slides or CDs.  All entries must be high-quality copies/prints/photos no larger than 8.5” x 11”.

  There should be one copy/print/photo per work of art, (sculpture being the only exception in order to study the piece from several views, but no more than 3 copies/prints/photos per sculpted piece and numbered to correspond with entry number on entry form).  Each artist submission can include up to three individual examples of artist's work.

  Copies/prints/photos will not be returned.

  Complete entry form in its entirety.  Photocopies of entry form are acceptable.  The 2 page PDF entry form can be downloaded by clicking  - here

  A non-refundable entry fee of $30 in check or money order made payable to:  

Fine Art Finals

  Submission package (copies/prints/photos, entry form, $30 entry fee, and proof of enrollment) must be postmarked Friday, November 20, 2009:    

Fine Art Finals
P.O. Box 2369
Glen Ellyn, IL 60138-2369


Please review the Q&A Page before submitting questions.

Any questions regarding the Midwest Collegiate Scholarship Competition,
 please email:  Midwest@fineARTfinals.com

For other inquires, visit our contact page for the appropriate email address- here


Collegiate Competition Deadlines:

2009 Midwest Regional Collegiate Competition:  
Deadline: Postmarked by Friday, November 20, 2009
Click here for Entry Forms

2009 West/Southwest Regional Collegiate Competition: 

Northeast Regional Collegiate Competition: TBA

Southeast Regional Collegiate Competition: TBA


For other regional competitions,
please check Fine Art Finals website for updates on new competition dates.

All Finalist and Winning Artwork displayed is subject to Individual Artist's copyright 
and cannot be used or copied without Artist's expressed permission.