Submission Deadline: March 31, 2024
Selection Announcement: April 29, 2024

We are pleased to announce the return of our esteemed program, Young at Art! Regional Youth Art Contest. Through this program, middle and high school students in Central New York have the opportunity to participate in a juried exhibition at Fenimore Art Museum, to win valuable prizes, to meet mentors and peers in the field of fine arts, and more.

Young at Art! Regional Youth Art Contest serves regional youths in grades 6 – 12. We invite you and your students to join us as we explore this year’s theme, play, through a variety of media, including painting, drawing, photography, 2D art, graphic design, and sculpture.

New this year, we have expanded our program to include all schools within Oneida County. We look forward to meeting the teachers and students in this neighboring area, welcoming them to our “art hub” in Cooperstown and collaborating in this community-building, artmaking program.

Please feel encouraged to contact Michelle Bosma, Manager of Youth Programs, to learn more about participating in Young at Art!

Michelle Bosma
Manager of Youth Programs
(607) 547-1414


Sponsored in part by Bank of Cooperstown, the Black Family Foundation, NYCM Insurance, and  Stewart’s Shops .

Call for Submissions

Jr. Category: Grades 6—8

Sr. Category: Grades 9—12

Media Categories:

  1. Drawing (pen and ink/charcoal/pencil)
  2. Painting (oil/acrylic/watercolor/gouache)
  3. Photography
  4. 2D Mixed Media (printmaking/collage/digital art)
  5. 3D Art (pottery/sculpture)

Theme: Play

Save the Dates:

Submission deadline, 3/31/24
Selection Announcement, 4/29/24
Exhibition at Fenimore Art Museum, 5/24 – 7/21/24
Reception and Awards Ceremony, 6/8/24


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