43rd Annual High School Student Art Competition
Friday, January 27 through Thursday, February 23, 2017.
Download the 2017 HS Entry Form!
Artwork Drop Off Dates
Thursday, January 12 │ 4 - 6 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, January 13 & 14 │ 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
All accepted artwork will be posted on January 21st.
Non-Accepted Artwork Pick Up Dates
Saturday, January 21 │ 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday, January 23 │ 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Accepted Artwork Pick Up Dates
Thursday, February 23 │ 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, February 24 & 25│ 9 a.m. - 4 p.m
All awards will be presented at the discretion of the judge. Criteria for awards include originality and quality. Award winners will also be invited to co-curate the following summer’s Permanent Collection Exhibition at the Quincy Art Center.
$500 Best of Show
$300 2nd Place
$150 3rd Place
$100 Merit Award (2)
$50 Great River Watercolor Society Award (2), *can be combined with other awards
$50 Honorable Mention Award (3)
$25 Quincy Artist Guild Award (3)
Students grades 9-12 from schools within a fifty-mile radius of Quincy, Illinois are eligible. Works will be judged for inclusion in the exhibit, and those accepted for display must meet the following criteria:
Sales prices must reflect this commission.
43rd Annual High School Student Art Competition Award Winners
Best of Show-$500 to Felix Hammock of Quincy Senior High, 9
for Nude Beach, acrylic
Second Place-$300 to Brainne Shaffer of Unity High School, 11 for Four Seasons,
Third Place-$100 to Madeline Estepp of Quincy Senior High, 12 for Willow,
aluminum wire, and glass beads
Merit Award-$100 to Abby White of Logan Private Studio, 10 for Mapped Bird,
ink on old map
Merit Award-$100 to Jordyn Hamm of Hannibal High School, 12 for Haunted,
lino cut print
Honorable Mention Award-$50 to Andrew Koblas of Hamilton High School, 11 for
Tsuki, pen and ink
Honorable Mention Award-$50 to Payton Williams Liberty High School, 10 for Mother Mallard,
Honorable Mention Award-$50 to Echo Dunton of Highland High School, 11 for Self Portait by Holes, altered white paper
Great River Water Color Society Award-$50 to Wyatt Watkins of Pittsfield High School, 10 for Lakeside Aura, markers, water, sharpie
Great River Water Color Society Award-$50 to Zayne Gaus of Highland High School, 10 for
Self-Portrait, gouache paint
Quincy Artist Guild Award -$25 to John Quinn of Quincy Notre Dame, 12 for Self- Portrait,
Quincy Artist Guild Award -$25 to Tahj Tasco of Highland High School, 10 for Lady Bug Zentangle, black ink
Quincy Artist Guild Award -$25 to Gage Yinger of Hamilton High School, 12 for Paisley,
pen and ink