SPA Student Art Contest for k-12 Students

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SPA Student Art Contest for k-12 Students

In an effort of encouraging young artists and supporting them, the Society for the Performing Arts has made possible a fantastic art contest for students. This competition is currently open for applications for 2021. It is an annual art contest that aligns the visual arts with SPA’s main stage programming. Each year, many talented students from the Houston area send their entry to compete in this program. They win not only a wonderful cash prize but a chance to get their artwork exhibited around the city. “RESILIENCE” has been chosen as the theme of this year’s 23rd art contest in response to the difficulties experienced by the Greater Houston community. All Pre-Kindergarten through 12th-grade students within the Greater Houston area are welcome to participate in this year’s program.

Resilience is referred to as the ability to bounce back from adversity or stay strong in the face of challenges and overcome them with determination. As per the psychologist, resilience is a process of adapting well in the face of adversity, tragedy, or stress. It is also related to the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties and personal growth. Sometimes, adverse events take place in our life, but they don’t have to determine the outcome of our lives. Developing resilience helps us grow, overcome any challenges easily and contribute to improving our lives along the way. This year for this contest, aspirants can submit their entry through a virtual submission process.

Society for the Performing Arts is the largest nonprofit presenting organization of its kind in the Southwest. Every year, this foundation presents internationally acclaimed artists from the entire performing arts spectrum, traditional to avant-garde alike, from large orchestras and dance companies to recitalists and solo performers, for an entire season of events. It has been dedicated to connecting the audience to artists through performance and learning experience. It encourages and fosters the passion for performing art to find a new understanding about ourselves, form community, inspire dialogue, and enrich our world.

Brief Description

Get quick information through this table:

Organization Society for the Performing Arts
Educational Level Pre-Kindergarten through 12th-grade students
Subjects All
Amount Varies
Access Mode Online
Number of Awards N/A
City Houston
Nationality Domestic
Country United States
Application Deadline March 26, 2021
Application Fee N/A
Requirements Art work

Who May Be Eligible

All Pre-Kindergarten through 12th-grade students within the Greater Houston area are encouraged to submit their artwork as part of the contest.

How to Apply

All the contestants have to complete an online application form with accurate information. There are two forms available, one for parents and the second for the teacher at the official site of Society for the Performing Arts. Teachers and parents will submit a digital copy of student artwork for evaluation and display using these submission forms.


Besides the cash prize, winners, along with their families and teachers, will be invited to a virtual awards ceremony to celebrate during late Spring 2021. Winning submissions will be displayed in a virtual gallery on the SPA’s website and social media platforms. This contest will help students polish their artistic skills, increase their confidence and gain recognization.

Application Deadline

Applications are available until March 26, 2021. To book your seat in this program, please send your application soon.

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