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Visual Arts Achievement Awards

The Visual Arts Achievement Awards is a competition sponsored by the Alabama State Council on the Arts and administered each February on the local level by various groups such as The Arts Council. The exhibit consists of the winners, judge’s choice awards and honorable mentions awarded to students from local schools with works divided into two groups based on grade level. Group I consists of middle school students in grades six through eight. Group II consists of high school students in grades nine through twelve. Entries are classified based on medium:  drawing, painting, mixed-media, 3-D, print making, computer design, and photography.

Select works chosen by the judges for their outstanding merit (separate from the winning entries) will be featured at the state level competition exhibit at the RSA Tower Artist’s Gallery in Montgomery, Ala. with subsequent winners traveling to Washington, D.C. for the national level competition.

Local teachers should contact Sharron Rudowski for further information about the 2021 competition. Information is also available at arts.alabama.gov.


Click here to view a list of works accepted to the exhibit, the winners, and those that will progress to the state competition in Montgomery.


2021 Visual Arts Achievement Awards- Important Dates

Accept Entries:            TBA

Exhibit:                         TBA

Closing reception:      TBA

Portfolio Due:             TBA

Artwork Pickup:         TBA

State Exhibit in Montgomery:         TBA

State Awards Ceremony:                  TBA

More Information

For additional information contact Sharron Rudowski at tuscartsgalleries@gmail.com

Learn more about the Alabama State Council on the Arts' Visual Arts Achievement Program by visiting their website: