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CIA Exhibition: Jan 14, 2015

35th Annual Scholastic Art & Writing Exhibition

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CIA Exhibition: Feb 13, 2015

69th Annual Student Independent Exhibition

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Admissions . Contest 

2D3D: A National Art + Design Contest

13 Cash Prizes and $160,000 in College Scholarships!

Enter 2D3D, Cleveland Institute of Art’s national art and design competition for high school students, where creativity matters to your future! There are 13 cash prize winners and four $40,000 scholarships, but you can’t win unless you enter!

Entering is as easy as 1, 2, 3

Step 1: Read over competition guidelines and category descriptions
Step 2:
Register Online beginning November 25, 2014
Step 3:
Upload Your Artwork by January 30, 2015


(1) Best in Show

(Must be a ‘Category Winner’ to be eligible to win ‘Best in Show’)

  • $2,500 Cash Prize
  • Jury-signed, four color certificate

(4) Best in Category

  • $500 Cash Prize
  • $10,000 Annual Scholarship ($40,000 total)
  • Juror-signed, four color certificate

(4) Jury Merit Honorees

  • $200 Cash Prize
  • Juror-signed, four color certificate

(4) Runners-Up

  • $100 Cash Prize
  • Juror-signed, four color certificate

Honorable Mentions

  • The top 20% of entries will receive honorable mention certificates.

Drawing for $1,000 of Art Supplies

All teachers who have at least one student submit an entry into the Cleveland Institute of Art's 2D3D Art + Design Contest will be eligible and entered automatically into a random drawing for $1,000 worth of art supplies from Faber-Castell. Prizes can be selected from Faber-Castell’s Creative Studio brand and the Professional Art & Graphic brands.


January 30, 2015 is the final deadline to register and upload your artwork submissions to the contest.

Important Dates

  • November 25, 2014: Earliest date to register online and upload artwork
  • January 30, 2015: Deadline to register and upload artwork
  • February 16-20: Judging Phase
  • February 27: Official announcement of winners
  • March 6: Opening of Online Exhibition and announcement of all "Honorable Mention" recipients
2D3D Contest

Register Now!

Click here to enter the contest.


Entry Categories

Visual Arts

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture


  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Architecture

Digital Arts

  • Animation
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Video + Film


  • Ceramics
  • Glass
  • Jewelry + Metals
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Community Works

Visiting artists, exhibitions, conference and symposia exploring socially engaged art.

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Uptown Residence Hall

Check out the new student digs.

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Creating. Connecting. Building better futures.