All participants must be students attending grades 1-12 in a public, private or home school in South Texas and may submit only one entry per category and no more than two entries per person.

GRADES 1-2, 3-5
-Wet Media (liquid applied with a brush)
-Dry Media (pencil, ink, marker, printmaking)
-Mixed Media (artwork that is made using two or more mediums ie. collage)

-Wet Media (liquid applied with a brush)
-Dry Media (pencil, ink, marker, printmaking)
-Photography/Digital Art
-Mixed Media (artwork that is made using two or more mediums ie. collage)

Please note that entered works may be re-categorized at the Curator’s discretion if medium is incorrectly identified.

Entries should be based on the student’s response to the prompt of Exploring South Texas. South Texas is home to a variety of rich cultures, diverse and beautiful landscapes, and unique ideas that influence the lives of its people.  We want to know your students’ perception of South Texas whether it be through their own personal experiences, their community’s history, or an even broader look at the area.

As part of Visionarios’ support of literacy and weaving art into class curriculum, students are required to submit a short written statement that describes the significance of their creation. Artwork submitted to the contest without a written statement will not be judged and therefore, will not be eligible to win an award.

Entries must be sturdily mounted and preferably matted. Only framed entries must be ready to hang with wire or monofilament line securely attached. If framing work, please DO NOT use glass. Unframed works will be displayed using push pins. The entry must not exceed 30″ in length or width. A copy of the signed student entry form MUST be attached to the back of the work.

Entries will be accepted
– Thursday, February 22, 2024, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
– Friday, February 23, 2024, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

No entries accepted prior to February 22nd or after February 23rd. Entries must be delivered to the Art Museum of South Texas, 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd. by deadline. Teachers should submit class work in groups, along with the original signed Student Entry Forms and other information listed under “Teacher Checklist.”

Please make sure to enter your information into the ONLINE TEACHER SUBMISSION FORM (whether you are a teacher OR a parent) and submit it on the website before bringing your work to the Museum. Please call 361.825.3504 for assistance, if needed.

Please do not submit work that cannot remain on exhibit for the entire cycle or throughout the summer months in the event the artwork is selected as a winner. By entering the contest, you are agreeing to keep your work on view at the Art Museum of South Texas without interruption. Entries are scheduled to be on display from March 15 to April 28, 2024 during normal business hours. Winning entries will be exhibited at the American Bank Center during Buc Days the first 2 weeks of May and may be eligible for additional prizes. Families will be notified when winning entries may be collected. Non-winning entries may be picked up from May 10 through May 26 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please call 361.825.3504 or email



Award winners will be notified and prizes will be awarded at the Visionarios Family Day and Awards Presentation, April 7, 2024 from 1 to 4 pm at the Art Museum of South Texas.

The following prizes will be awarded for each of the the three media categories in elementary (dry media, wet media, mixed media) and each of the four media categories in middle and high school (dry media, wet media, mixed media, photography/digital arts).

By submitting work to the contest, participants enter into the following agreement:
Sponsors and/or their representatives cannot assume responsibility for theft, loss or damage of work submitted before or after the exhibit. No work may be withdrawn prior to the exhibition. We reserve the right to disqualify any entry that does not comply with the regulations of the competition. Signing the official entry form constitutes acceptance of stated conditions and permission to reprint work/winner’s photo for publicity purposes. 

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