What Kind of Village Are We?
2019 High School and College Art Competition
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Hosted by The Homeless Online Art Bazaar (HOAB) of Chicago the “What Kind of Village are we Art Competition?” The Art Competition is open to all students enrolled in high schools and colleges in Illinois. Participants do not need to be enrolled in an art class. There is no entry fee and submitted work can be from any of the following categories but must be 2 dimensional, original works: ceramics, drawing, printmaking, painting or mixed media. A maximum of three, two-dimensional works will be accepted per applicant. HOAB reserves the right to reproduce all works for the purpose of fundraising and promotions. All participants are eligible to receive Blick Art Material discount coupons. Please go to: bazaar.com and click on Youth Art Contest to enter today!
Commendable works are eligible to win:
Letters of Commendations for College admissions and professional opportunities
All students submitting a work of art will receive a certificate of participation
Students in “Top 25” will receive a certificate indicating that level of success
Students in “Top 10” will receive a certificate indicating that level of success
Top 3 Winners in all categories will receive:
Winners will be displayed on our website:
Photo with dignitaries attending the art event
Winners will be displayed at Blick Art Materials Store on south State Street in January 2020
Receive gift certificates from Blick Art Materials
1st prize $300
2nd prize $200
3rd prize $100
Display of their Art at Www.HomelessOnLineArtBazaar.com
High school and college students holding a citizenship of any country are encouraged to apply.
The 2019 application is open from August 1, 2019 - November 15, 2019. The winner will be notified by email on December 1, 2019. Winner must provide their image to HOAB by December 7th and HOAB will publish the winners on our site December 8th.
Artwork must be submitted as a digital file in JPEG, PSD. PDF. ( BMP. RAW, or TIF files are not accepted). Images must be clear and cropped without unrelated background.
How to Apply
Register by emailing us at: OR Click Mailer Below. All contestants are automatically considered for first, second and third prizes in their perspective categories.
Categories (2 dimensional works only):
Please include the following information with your submission
1st & Last Name
Art Category (paint, paper, etc.)
Description (artist explanation describing the each piece)
High School/College student
Title of each piece (identify each work by placing its description, title, etc. below the image)
# Of Submissions
Our theme is: ‘What kind of village are we?’ All work must relate to the subject of homelessness and or its solution(s).
Art that is made on a two-dimensional surface will be eligible for the competition. We are not accept 3 dimensional work at this time.
Examples (including but not limited to): Pencil, ink, charcoal, pastel, crayon, scratchboard, marker, etc.
Special Instructions: Drawing made from published photographs will not be accepted.
Submissions: You can upload one image for each category.
Category Description: Art made using more than one medium.
Examples (including but not limited to): Collage, assemblage, cut paper, fabric, fiber-based art, etc.
Examples (including but not limited to): Oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, tempera, ink, encaustic, fresco, spray paint, etc. applied on canvas, canvas board, paper or any flat surface.
Special Instructions: Drawing made from published photographs are not acceptable.
Submissions: You can upload one image for each submission.
Example (including but not limited to): clay, metal, wood, found material etc.
Special Instructions: For sculptural pieces, two photos - one frontal and one side view of the same piece may be submitted.
For inquiries please email: