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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!

2017 Student entry above: Peacock drawing by 13 year old Krista Bourassa

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 will receive a participation certificate.

Sam's Club/Walmart Foundation
GOLD Sponsor of our 2018 Student Competiton!!

Mark your calender for the 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)

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 30th Annual Student Art Competition!!
We had 172 entries in 2017. Thanks to art teachers, Margaret Bearden and Paul Craighead, from Polk county, for being our judges.

Click here to see the 2017 Student Artwork on our facebook page

The Place Winners of the 30th Annual

2017 Paulding Fine Arts Student Art Competition:

Age Group 6 and Under
First place – Elizabeth Adams
Second place – Logan Taylor
Third place – Declan Saffer
Honorable Mention – Isabel Saffer, Harris Miller, Marshall Sudduth, Eva Marie Bowling

Age Group 7-8
First place – Laila Poole
Second place – Jenna Jordan
Third place – Erin Daniel
Honorable Mention – Millie Baldwin, Hayden Mullinex, Daniel Camp, Rhyse Jacobs

Age Group 9-10
First place – Ansley Cochran
Second place – Jaxon Rizk
Third place – Alex Mace
Honorable Mention – Leela Jackson, Marissa Walton, Jade Jordan, Claire Wahle, Chloe Van Dyke, Isabelle King

Age 11-12
First place – Brooke White
Second place – Liam Adams
Third place – Lana Van Dyke
Honorable Mention – Hunter Garrett, Rylie Jacobs, Mary Kate Johnson, Alan Ayala, Kayli Chamrin, Olivia Renee Noble

Age 13-14
First place – Addison King
Second place – Krista Bourassa
Third place – Jada Memmer
Honorable Mention – Gracie Lynn Groom, Lily Chisholm, Ashley Hunt, Zeke Baker

Age 15-16
First place – Arturo Galvan
Second place – Ashton Thomas
Third place – Jessica Dees
Honorable Mention – Kyra Moore, Arci Brown, Colleen Gilroy, Lamara Lee

Age 17-18
First place – Alyssa Kautz
Second place – Morgan Minter
Third place – Chris Harding
Honorable Mention – Devin Farrell, Kendra Stansbury, Sydney Bechtel

Congratulations to ALL the students for entering!