Participants must be enrolled in a home-school, e-school, public, private or parochial high school program that includes 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade. In addition, participants must live in the United States or in the U.S. territories, which include Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa.
The jury members are distinguished faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Each juror will be responsible for judging one of the five main categories: Visual Arts, Design, Digital Arts, Craft and Interdisciplinary. Once the five category winners have been determined, the jurors then select one of the category winners to receive Best in Show.
When assessing the work, what criteria will the judges be using?
The judging criteria will be based on originality and technical skill as defined below.
Art teachers are not required to register, but a teacher or guidance counselor is required to confirm that the student attends his/her class/school. Once a student completes the registration form and submits their artwork, we will contact the teacher/guidance counselor for confirmation. Home schooled or e-schooled students can provide contact information for the person who is teaching their art classes.
Yes. You must register and upload your artwork at the same time. The registration and uploading of artwork phase will take place from November 1, 2016 through February 3, 2017, 5pm EST.
Your first and last name, email address, mailing address, high school name, and grade level. In addition, you must submit your teacher's name and email address.
The Cleveland Institute of Art recognizes the increased importance of work that is collaborative in nature. A Participation Agreement and Release Form must be completed and uploaded to the registration form must be completed for projects that are submitted that were collaborative in nature. If a collaborative project is selected for Best in Category, CIA will require confirmation of each participant’s role in the project, so as to determine appropriateness of offering the CIA scholarship. The cash prize would be distributed equally among the collaborators.
No. You can only enter work in one category. However, if your portfolio has a variety of work (for instance, paintings and graphic design), then you can submit your work into the Interdisciplinary category.
No, entry into the competition is free.
Yes, when you upload your artwork using 2D3D’s online upload tool, you will see a text field asking you for the title of your work.
Work from class assignments is welcome. Likewise, you are welcome to submit work that was submitted to another competition.
(1) Best in Show
Selected from one of the five Best in Category recipients
(5) Best in Category
(5) Jury Merit Honorees
(5) Emerging Artist Pre-College Scholarship
The top 20% (minus the top prize winners) will receive a juror signed, honorable mention certificate.
An online exhibition of the portfolios of the recipients of prizes, above, as well as selected honorable mention recipients, will be presented on cia.edu/2d3d on March 3, 2017.
Click here to enter the contest.
Up to four works of art
representing any of the
above art disciplines.