2010 Illinois High School
 Competition Open

Postmarked by Friday, May 7, 2010.

Attention all High School Students with an interest in the visual arts, currently enrolled at an Illinois public or private High School or College Preparatory School.  If you paint, illustrate, sculpt, design, draw, photograph, or just create art, you are eligible to enter the 3rd Annual Fine Art Finals Illinois High School Scholarship Competition.  Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors are eligible.

Media accepted into Illinois High School Scholarship Competition include:

  • 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 and synthetic fibers, etc.
  •  Photography   -  traditional and digital.
  •  Digital Art   -  please see information page for details
  • Graphic Design  - traditional and digital, see information page for digital details

The Fine Art Finals High School Scholarship Competitions are dedicated to the promotion of talented and gifted emerging artists at the High School level and awards their mastery of technique and excellence of artistic achievement.  Fine Art Finals also awards the Winners' School’s Art Program that nurtured those talents.  Finalists and Winners will be selected based on quality, originality, and the creativity of their work.  Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors will be judged equally.  All works will compete against all other entries, not judged by category.

Scholarship Awards:

First Place: 
$500 to Student & $250 to School Art Program

Second Place:
$250 to Student & $125 to School Art Program

Third Place: 
$125 to Student & $50 to School Art Program

2010 Illinois High School Art Competition
Postmarked by Friday, May 7, 2010

Notification of Finalists by E-mail: May 17, 2010
Notification of Winners by E-mail: May 24, 2010
Scholarships mailed to Winners:  June 1, 2010


To view last year's 2009 Illinois High School Finalists and Winners, click - here

To view the first 2008 Illinois High School Finalists and Winners, click - here

Illinois is currently the only state in which Fine Art Finals is hosting a competition at the High School level.  We look forward to open other High School level competitions for other states in the coming years.  For other Statewide High School Fine Art Finals competitions, please check Fine Art Finals website for updates on new competition dates.


Please review the Q&A Page before submitting questions.

Any High School Competition questions, please email:  IL_High_Schools@fineARTfinals.com

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

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