FLORIDA STATE FAIR
Art Portfolio Contest for High School Seniors
February 6 – 17, 2020 (exhibition dates)
Deadline to enter is November 22
The Florida State Fair is so much more than rides, midway food & livestock exhibitions! More than 450,000 visitors are expected to come to the 2020 Florida State Fair. Many of those individuals come primarily to see the various exhibits that will be on display.
The Art Portfolio Contest for High School Seniors is the highlight of the Fair’s Youth Art Competitions. This is an excellent opportunity for you to showcase your artwork, build your resume and of course, win scholarship money for continuing your education.
A total of $10,000 in scholarship money will be awarded this year!
First Place: $3000 • Second Place: $2000 • 10 Awards of Merit: $500 each
If selected, you will NOT need to send original artwork, as we will be printing digital images of your work for the final exhibition. We look forward to exhibiting your fresh, creative talent at the Florida State Fair from February 6 – 17, 2020.
NOV 22: DEADLINE for ENTRIES. All entries must be completed online at https://www.juriedartservices.com
DEC 13: Notification of acceptance for exhibition emailed to student & teacher. All artwork in the exhibition will be digitally printed and displayed at the Florida State Fair. Detailed instructions will be included in the acceptance packet.
JAN 10: Online Public preview is available.
JAN 10: High-resolution digital files are due by accepted students.
The 32 student artist’s portfolios that are accepted to exhibit at the Fair will be asked to submit high-resolution digital files of 3 - 5 selected images from their portfolio, along with a headshot and an artist statement. In addition, 30 individual pieces will be chosen for the Wall of Excellence and they will need to submit a single high-resolution digital file.
JAN 24: Awards recipients will be notified by phone.
FEB 6-17: 2020 Florida State Fair: The exhibit will be located at the Florida Center.
FEB 17: Last day of the 2020 Florida State Fair: Exhibition closes.
- Open to ONLY high school senior art students in the 12th grade
- Students must be a Florida state resident or must reside in the state of Florida
- Students can apply from either public, charter, private or home schools