DIVISIONS AND THEIR CATEGORIES
LITERARY ARTS DIVISION
(fiction or non-fiction)
Entries will be judged on originality,
intellectual and/or emotional complexity,
clarity and form. Submissions must be no
more than three pages, typed, and
VISUAL ARTS DIVISION
All 2-D art must be no more than
24" x 36", framed, and ready to hang.
All 3-D art must be free-standing and
transportable without damage.
Entries will be judged on composition,
technique, execution, and visual impact.
Narratives: This optional feature is a
typed, one-paragraph description of the
inspiration for your work. Please attach
to the entry form. Narratives will be
installed with the artwork at the library.
Theme: The theme for 2015 is "Harmony".
Participants are encouraged, though not required, to use this theme for their work.
Note: Students are limited to one work submitted per category, in either the Literary Arts Division, the Visual Arts Division, or both. Each entry must be accompanied by a completed City Arts entry form.
$350 Grand Prize to be awarded to one student in each division (one in Literary Arts and one in Visual Arts) who best develops the theme of "Harmony".
$200 First Prize award to be presented to one student in each of the five categories: Poetry, Prose, 2-D, 3-D, and Photography.
Gift Certificates will be given to honorable mentions.
Deadline for submissions is March 13, 2015. Please submit your art to an
Art or English teacher at your school. If you have questions, please contact
City Arts of San Mateo at firstname.lastname@example.org or (650) 522-7522,
Click here to download a copy of the program description (PDF format).
Click here to download an entry form (PDF format).
By Ana Del Pozo
2014 First Prize Winner, Visual Arts Division,
2014 High School Arts Recognition Program Award Winners
PHOTO CREDIT: Tom Jung
San Mateo Daily Journal
Awards will be presented at a reception
beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 12th,
in the Oak Room at the San Mateo Public
Library, 55 West Third Avenue, San Mateo.