2020 Utah State Senate visual arts competition

The 6th annual Utah State Senate Visual Arts Scholarship Competition is open to Utah students grades 9-12. The competition is sponsored by Senate President J. Stuart Adams and the Utah State Senate. The deadline for submissions is November 8, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. 

The Senate will reward 20 students with scholarships to support their educational and professional goals, i.e. attending a university, vocational training, etc. Scholarship awards of $5000, $3000, $1000 and $500 will be deposited into students’ accounts through the Utah Educational Savings Plan, my529.

In an effort to challenge Utah students to view the world in a unique and artistic way, the 2020 competition will not require students to create pieces based on a single specified theme. Instead, students are encouraged to create a visual representation of an aspect of Utah they find meaningful and inspirational.

Student winners will be notified by letter from the Senate office, and public announcements of winners will take place during Arts Day on the Hill on February 12, 2020 at the Utah State Capitol. The top 20 entries will be on display at the Capitol from February 12 – April 17, 2020.

Utah Arts & Museums is administering the competition. To review competition guidelines and submit an entry, visit https://artseducationprogram-utahartsmuseums.submittable.com/submit.

For questions regarding the contest, contact Jean Tokuda Irwin, arts education manager, at [email protected] or 801-236-7559.