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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!

2019 1st place winner / Age 17-18 category/ Ashton Thomason

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.

Click here for 2019 APPLICATION and Rules

2019 DATES: Mark your calendar!

Delivery of Artwork for Individual Students:
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday,
Jan 31 & Feb 1, 2, 2019 - 11am - 3pm
Drop off artwork at Historic 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, Feb 3, 2019

Drop off artwork at Dallas Civic Center - 9am - 12pm
(Judging in the afternoon)

February 4-10, 2019
Student Art Exhibit
at the Dallas Civic Center

Reception and Award Ceremony:
Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 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

Public Invited!!
See Student's Artwork at 2pm and enjoy the refreshments,
and then go upstairs and enjoy the music.
Winners will be announced at 3pm.
Come Support these talented students!!

Click here for 2019 APPLICATION and Rules

Click here for Entry Form Labels for Teachers

Click here for Poster for Schools, etc.

Click here for Letter to Teachers

Student Award Art Exhibit
March 7-29, 2019

at the Historic Dallas Courthouse Gallery
(2nd floor OLD Dallas Courthouse)
Artwork that is given an award
(1st, 2nd, 3rd, HM)
will be on display during Youth Art Month

Thanks to Paulding Trophy for their ribbons and
Luther's Mountain Band for their performance!

Pick-Up: Artwork that does not receive a ribbon must be taken home after the Award Ceremony on February 10th.
Any remaining artwork must be picked up by March 30th at the Historic Courthouse Gallery (2nd floor OLD Courthouse).
Artwork not picked up by April 27th will be disposed.


32nd Annual 2019 Paulding Fine Arts Student Art Competition Winners:

Age Group 6 and Under
First place – Edgar Gonzalez
Second place – Ansley Hunt
Third place – Laila Smith
Honorable Mention – Sallie Loudermilk

Age Group 7-8
First place – Ellie Owens
Second place – Mason McCullough
Third place – Kennedy Aldridge
2 Honorable Mentions – Zachary Barnett and Jack Reece

Age Group 9-10
First place – Kannon Cobb
Second place – Kathleen Rice
Third place – Taviyana Swain
2 Honorable Mentions – Lana Jordan and Piper Prentice

Age 11-12
First place – Olivia Barton
Second place – Shayna Stansbury
Third place – Coda Sponaugle
Honorable Mention – Allison Chapman

Age 13-14
First place – Kai DeVito
Second place – Kadence Camp
Third place – Abby Rose Farrell
Honorable Mention – Brooke White

Age 15-16
First place – Emily Reece
Second place – Sarah Grace Phillips
Third place – Tyler Senra
3 Honorable Mentions – Anastasha Farrakhan, Lila Bingham and Kaley Partain

Age 17-18
First place – Ashton Thomason
Second place – Sayakah Welch
Third place – Matthew Williams
2 Honorable Mentions – Marisol Griffiths and Jasmine Lamar


Many Thanks to Mersia Martin and Robin Gant for judging the contest. They said you all did a wonderful job and are very proud of you.

Many Thanks to all our wonderful Paulding Fine Arts volunteers, parents, teachers and children for all they do to promote the Fine Arts in Paulding County!!

Many Thanks to the City of Dallas and Dallas Theater & Civic Center for letting us hold our annual Student Art Show in this wonderful facility!!

Link to 2019 Student Art Competition Artwork and Winners: