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Florida State Fair Art Portfolio Contest for High School Seniors
February 11, 2021 to February 12, 2021
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Application Dates:
Oct 30, 2020 - Dec 4, 2020
Application Fee:
Notification Date:
Dec 11, 2020


Art Portfolio Contest for High School Seniors

February 11 – 12, 2021

Deadline to enter is December 4, 2020

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. This year we are fortunate to have the Florida Dairy Farmers as our sponsor. Florida’s dairy farmers work hard every day to provide the delicious and nutritious dairy products like milk, cheese, and yogurt that fuel creative young minds.

A total of $5,000 in scholarship money
will be awarded this year!

  • First Place: $1500 

  • Second Place: $1000 

  • 10 Awards of Merit: $250 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 11 – 22, 2021.


DEADLINE for ENTRIES. All entries must be completed online at

Notification of acceptance for exhibition e-mailed 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.

Online Public preview is available.

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.

Awards recipients will be notified by phone.

2021 Florida State Fair:
The exhibit will be located at the Florida Center.

Last day of the 2021 Florida State Fair:
Exhibition closes.

Technical support is available at Juried Art Services:
Email: support@jurying.net 



  • 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


  • First Place: $1500
  • Second Place: $1000
  • Ten (10) Awards of Merit: $250 each


  • All work must be original and completed within the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades.
  • There is NO entry fee!
  • Students must submit their Art Portfolio Contest for High School Seniors application using an online application service called Juried Art Services. Juried Art Services allows you to complete an entry form as well as upload images of your portfolio for judging.
Complete instructions are available here.
See pages 4-7 for step-by-step instructions as to:
How to create a digital portfolio and uploading
portfolio to Juried Art Services.  

Students must upload a completed portfolio consisting of at least 7, but not more than 10 images of original artwork.

Work can be either 2-D or 3-D and be incorporated into any medium.

2D work includes: painting in any media, drawing, pastels, pen & ink, photography, printmaking, digital art (computer-generated art) and 2D mixed media.

3D work includes: Sculpture, ceramics, wood, fiber arts, jewelry, metalwork, glass, 3D mixed media, and art installations.

Guidelines for jurying: Portfolio artwork shows creative and personal expression; demonstrates technical competency in the medium(s) presented, and communicates a clear visual intent and vision. Jury selection is made with regards to the entire cohesive body of work, not on individual pieces of artwork. A juried committee consisting of artists, professional art curators, and art educators will be select award recipients.

  • Art reproduced or rendered from the works of masters, from advertisements, materials from published sources, or widely circulated photographs (other than the student’s photos) is NOT considered original.
  • Artwork must be suitable for all audiences and should not contain profane words or obscene content.
  • All artwork that is in the exhibition will be digitally printed and displayed. No original artwork is needed to exhibit in this contest if accepted.

For more information contact Brenda Gregory at 813-734-2810 OR
email brenda.gregory@earthlink.net.

For Competition requirements, image preparation instructions, acceptance, notification and Exhibition requirements, click here.


A special acknowledgement to Juried Art Services, 
for their support and sponsorship.

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