The Nevada Museum of Art invites Northern Nevadans in grades 7-12 to submit original artwork in all mediums to the 2021 Scholastic Art Awards. The museum is hosting the regional Scholastic Art Awards for the 23rd consecutive year, and this is the first year that UNR’s School of the Arts and College of Liberal Arts will also be partners.

Select winning artworks will be exhibited at UNR’s Sheppard Contemporary Gallery and Lilley Museum of Art Feb. 5 through March 5, 2021. A celebration ceremony is planned at Nightingale Hall for Feb. 19, 2021, pending gathering regulations due to COVID-19. 

Last year, a panel of local judges sorted through more than 2,000 works submitted in 16 categories for the Northern Nevada visual arts component of the 2020 Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards. This year, middle and high school students ages 13 or older must submit their entries digitally to maintain a contact-free submission process. Physical entries will not be accepted. Nor will cash or check submission payments. To accommodate students who are on a fully distance or hybrid learning mode, teacher signatures on entry forms are no longer required.

Submissions from teens in Carson City, Churchill, Douglas, Elko, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lyon, Mineral, Pershing, Storey, Washoe, and White Pine counties will be accepted through Dec. 10.

For teens in Linclon, Nye, and Clark Counties, the Scholastic Art Awards deadline is Dec. 15. Winning artwork from Southern Nevada will be exhibited at Springs Preserve Jan. 31-March 28, 2021, and the awards ceremony is slated for Jan. 30 at Springs Preserve.

Northern Nevada teens can apply here.

Southern Nevada teens can apply here.



Posted by Kris Vagner

Kris Vagner is Double Scoop’s Editor & Publisher.