Student Art Contest 2021
Due to the recent winter storm and resulting school cancelations, the Student Art Contest timeline has been extended. The entry form deadline of March 3 has now been extended to Friday, March 12. Please see the Contest Schedule for the full update on important contest dates.
The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to present its 2021 Student Art Contest and Juried Exhibition. The purpose of the contest is to recognize the artistic achievements of our area students and to increase community involvement in the museum. All public, private, and home school students in grades 1-12 residing in the following school districts are encouraged to participate: Aldine ISD, Conroe ISD, Cy-Fair ISD, Klein ISD, Magnolia ISD, Spring ISD, and Tomball ISD.
Due to ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19, this year’s contest will switch to digital artwork submission. Entry forms will be due on March 12, with entry photographs due March 26. Click the links below to learn more.
To download the contest schedule and rules & regulations as a PDF, click below:
About the Contest
The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts' Student Art Contest is held each spring and is one of the most anticipated annual events at the Pearl. Administered by the museum’s Volunteer Guild, the contest recognizes the artistic achievements of students in Northwest Houston and fosters their continued access to art education opportunities.
The contest receives an average of 250 entries each year, out of which 27 student artists are recognized. Students are honored at the contest Awards Ceremony and their artwork featured in an exhibition at the Pearl.
All public, private, and home school students in grades 1-12 from the following school districts are encouraged to participate: Aldine ISD, Conroe ISD, Cy-Fair ISD, Klein ISD, Magnolia ISD, Spring ISD, and Tomball ISD. Contestants from private schools and home school students residing in the above districts are also invited to participate.
Support the Student Art Contest
There is no required entry fee for students to submit work to the Student Art Contest. Contest expenses, such as the awards, printing of the contest brochure, and jurors’ fees, are funded by donations from museum supporters, and from sales of Student Art Contest merchandise sold through the museum gift shop. To make a donation to support the contest, please click the link below: