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2024 Event is not having an art contest this year, we look forward to having this contest again in 2025.  

Art Contest coming in 2025


Art Contest Prizes

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be rewarded in each category. The categories are K5-2nd grade, 3rd-5th grade, 6th-8th grade, and 9th-12th grade. 1st place winners will receive $250; 2nd place winners will receive $150, and 3rd place winners will receive $100. Honorable Mentions in each category will receive a ribbon.


Art Contest Rules

  • Artwork should pertain to the contest theme of “to be announced in 2025”. Participants should be residents of South Carolina.

  • 2D Artwork should be no larger than 18”x24” and can be created in any art media (colored pencil, crayon, paint, oil pastel, ink pen, etc.)  

  • All 2D artwork must be matted on a black poster board or construction paper with a typed name tag attached to the bottom right corner. 

  •  Please make sure the name tag does not cover the artwork. Name tags can be downloaded from the website.

  • 3D work will be accepted with a size limit of 8” x 8”x 8”. Please be considerate of weight when entering 3D pieces.

  • Each piece of artwork should have a completed entry form attached to the back. Entries must fill out the written portion either neatly handwritten or typed. All entries should be received at the International Festival Office by Date to be posted in 2025

  • All artwork will be judged together and judged by various art and education professionals in the community. 

  • Artwork will be judged based on originality, interpretation of the theme, creativity, use of the medium and artistic quality.

  • Winners should be notified TBD.

  • Winning entries, and as many other entries as possible, will be displayed during the International Festival and/or on (by submitting the work, you give permission for the work to be displayed at the discretion of Festival officials). The first place winners in each category will be recognized at the Festival (see #5), and some winners may have a photo published in the State Newspaper and/or other media outlets.

  • All artwork must be picked up from the office by April 30, 2024. Any artwork not picked up will become the property of the International Festival and will not be returned.

  • (Note: the tags or other materials on this website may have dates or other outdated information, related to the 2020 Festival. You can ignore such uncorrected information--sorry for the inconvenience. Https:// has the official 2021 rules.) 

All students who submit art to “the 2025" Art Contest will receive one free admission pass to the Columbia International Festival at S.C. State Fairgrounds in 2025 dates to be determined.

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