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Student Competition

Every year, we host a Student Art Show for Paulding county residents age 3-18 in 7 different age categories. Students may enter one entry with a $2 entry fee. Each student receives a certificate and award money is given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each category. A judge from out of the county with an art background is chosen each year. The public is invited to attend the Awards Ceremony Reception and see the wonderful artwork. All are considered winners in our eyes for entering and it gives them good experience to see what it is like to have their artwork on display at a real Art Gallery. The 2015 Student Art Show drew 220 entrants - our largest participation ever!

2018 Drawing above by Emmanuel Dorce - 17/18 category

Held every year - Start working on artwork to be entered NOW!
$420 in cash prizes awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each category. ALL students receive a participation certificate.

2019 DATES: Mark your calendar!

Jan 31 & Feb 1, 2 - Drop off artwork at Historic Courthouse Gallery 11-3
Feb 3, 2019 - Drop off artwork at Dallas Civic Center - 9-12
Student artwork on display during week in Dallas Civic Center
Sunday, Feb 10, 2019 - 2-4 pm - Reception in Dallas Civic Center and Award Ceremony in Theatre

Sam's Club/Walmart Foundation - 2018 GOLD Sponsor!!
Thanks to Paulding Trophy for their ribbons and
Luther's Mountain Band for their performance!

2018 DATES
Delivery of Artwork for Individual Students:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, February 1,2,3, 2018
- 11 am - 3 pm
Deliver artwork to the Historic Dallas Courthouse Gallery (2nd floor Old Courthouse)
We will transport to the Dallas Civic Center on Sunday.

Delivery for 3-D Sculptures & Art Teachers dropping off multiple artworks:
Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 9 am - 12 pm at the Dallas Civic Center
(Judging in the afternoon)

2018 Artwork by Carter Edgens - age 6

Student Art Exhibit: February 5-9, 2018 at the Dallas Civic Center

Reception and Award Ceremony:
Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 2-4 pm

at the Dallas Civic Center, 121 E. Griffin St., Dallas, GA
Participation Certificates/Reception - 2-2:45 pm in Dallas Civic Center
Music - 2:30-3:00 by Luther's Mountain Band in the Dallas Theatre
Award Ceremony - 3-4 pm in the Dallas Theatre

Click here for 2018 APPLICATION and Rules

Click here for Entry Form Labels for Teachers
Click here for Student Competition Sign to post at your facility
Click here for Art Teacher letter

Student Award Art Exhibit: March 5-30, 2018
at the Historic Dallas Courthouse Gallery
(Artwork that is given an award (1st, 2nd, 3rd, HM)
will be on display during Youth Art Month

Pick-Up: Artwork that does not receive a ribbon must be taken home after the Award Ceremony on February 11th.
Any remaining artwork must be picked up by March 31st at the Historic Courthouse Gallery (2nd floor OLD Courthouse).
Artwork not picked up by April 28th will be disposed.


THANKS to everyone who entered the 31st Annual Student Art Competition!!
We had 145 entries in 2018. Thanks to art educators, Vanita Keswani and Taylor Aubrey, from Cobb county, for being our judges.

Click here to see 2018 Student Artwork, Reception & Award Ceremony

The Place Winners of the 31st Annual

2018 Paulding Fine Arts Student Art Competition:

Age Group 6 and Under
First place – Carter Edgens
Second place – Dylan Goodwin
Third place – Zane Mace
Honorable Mention – Haiden Lyon

Age Group 7-8
First place – Hayden Mullinix
Second place – Juliet Curtis
Third place – Allita Monge
3 Honorable Mentions –
Colin Jeanneret, Emma Aaron, and Kaylee Stokes

Age Group 9-10
First place – Michael Gibson
Second place – Eryn Daniel
Third place – Christina Dockins
6 Honorable Mentions –
Adondre Holloway, Jaxon Risk, Makayla Hope,
Taviyana Swain, Marcus Pettaway, and Melinda Austin

Age 11-12
First place –Shayna Stansbury
Second place – Bella Manuel
Third place – Kennedi Daniel
2 Honorable Mentions –
Samantha Such and Olivia Barton

Age 13-14
First place – Lily Chisholm
Second place – Serena Shaw
Third place – Gracie Groom
3 Honorable Mentions -
Allison Garcia, Marissa Sandaval and Brooke White

Age 15-16
First place –Angel Felker
Second place – Caitlan Fields
Third place – Joselyn Santiago
Honorable Mention – Desiree Mims

Age 17-18
First place – Jessica Dees
Second place – Emmanuel Dorce
Third place – Marisol Griffiths
2 Honorable Mentions –
Laura Doyle and Zainab Thompson

Congratulations to ALL the students for entering!