Celebrate the West is a regional art competition that challenges high school students to create works inspired by their state.
Western Governors’ Association
1600 Broadway, Suite 1700
Denver, Colorado 80202
1. Eligibility: The competition is open to high school students (Grades 9-12) in public, private, charter, and alternative schools. Home-schooled students in that age group also may enter. Students must be attending a school in the following WGA member states: Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
2. Guidelines: Artwork must be two-dimensional, and may be created using painting watercolor, acrylic, etc.), drawing (pencil, colored pencil, charcoal, ink, markers, pastels, etc.) lithography, silkscreen, mixed media, computer graphics, and collages. No photography or video-based submissions will be accepted. The un-framed artwork submitted shall not be smaller than 8” x 10” and shall not be larger than 22” x 28” unless prior approval is given to student by WGA.
3. Subject Matter and Suitability: Students shall submit entries conveying what their state means to them, how they are artistically inspired by their state, or the uniqueness of living in the Western U.S. All entries must be Students’ “original” work and not violate any U.S. copyright laws. “Original” is defined as artwork which is unique in concept, design, and execution, and is created directly and personally by the Student. “Original” work is not a copy or imitation of another person’s work. Entries will be disqualified that unnecessarily depict violence or political controversy, are profane or pornographic, or promote illegal activities.