share this

Apply Now
Get started here.
Share This Search

Admissions . 2D3D Contest 

2D3D completes three-year run

For three years running, the 2D3D national art and design competition has been made available to thousands of high schools around the country. The competition has become vigorous, with over 1,600 students from 450 high schools participating this last year alone.  We are proud to have partnered with these schools, and enjoyed seeing the creativity of students from across the country.

That said, we’ve received feedback that with limited classroom resources, there are other efforts that might be more helpful to arts educators. So, we’ve decided to discontinue the competition at this time, and transition our energy and funds into developing resources to help educators teach young people about pursuing career paths in art and design. Creativity and problem solving are critical skills in today’s global economy, so we’d like to more proactively highlight the many creative careers that are available to students today. 

We’re in the process of building these resources, and anticipate rolling out this new programming later in 2016. We’ll be sending out communications as they become available.

We’d like to thank the art teachers and students from across the country who participated in the competition. We saw some amazing work, and are heartened to see so much creativity in our high schools.  

2015 Best in Show and Best in Category artwork

2014 Best in Show and Best in Category artwork

2013 Best in Show and Best in Category artwork

Pre-College Program

Pre-College Program

High school students: extend your learning and earn college credit, this summer, in CIA’s Pre-College program.

TEACHER workshops

TEACHER workshops

July 28 + 29, 2016

Our summer TEACHER workshops offer a wide variety of professional development and art-making opportunities for K-12 educators.

Read More

Support CIA

Show the world creativity matters: make a gift to the annual fund.

Read More

Pre-College Program

Sharpen your artistic skills at CIA's Pre-College Program this summer.

Read More

Cores + Connections

Creating. Connecting. Building better futures.