Launching Leaders in the Arts Awards Program - Open to graduating 12th grade seniors, female and male, in all public high schools in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.Each student may submit only one work of art. The work must be the ORIGINAL work of the student and have been completed within the past year.
All Applicants must submit a digital photo of their art - judging will be done online for this competition. There will be no physical drop-off of art.
Size limits for each digital image should be between 1200-1500 pixels on the long side @ 72 ppi, with a file size less than 2 Mb.  The accepted formats are .gif, .jpg, png.  Please title your work: ‘firstname_lastname_artwork title’, school, size, medium (oil, digital, watercolor, acrylic, photography, sculpture, etc). Optional: You may upload a second photo of your artwork.
Rules for ART application:
  • The minimum size should be:  11 x 14 or 12 x 12 or larger, mounted, and matted.
  • All art should have name, title, school, and contact information on the top right back corner for hanging art, or tagged for ceramic, or sculptural art.
  • All art should be exhibition ready for display Please review the criteria for jurors’ selection – attached protocol to be added Picture frame wire should not extend above the frame. Picture frame wire is a multi-strand wire.  Do not use monofilament.  No sawtooth hangers.
  • Screw eyes/D-rings and hanging wire MUST be attached firmly to the back of the piece with screws.
  • Works on canvas must be framed or have finished edges. Gallery-wrapped canvas is acceptable, provided that no staples are showing, and the edges are clean and free of smudges and smears that are not in keeping with the stylistic intent of the artwork.
Selected award recipients are invited to an Awards luncheon on  Wednesday, April 27th at BKYC.  Framed art must accompany the artist for exhibition viewing. 
Deadline for entry is Friday, March 3, 2023
Download the Criteria For Judging Art Entries 2023

Questions marked with a * are required
1.Student Contact Information (all fields are mandatory)
2.Name of School
3.Name of teacher (or other)
4.Teacher Email Address
5.Artwork Title
6.Artwork Medium
7.You will be uploading your art photographs on the next page.