Art Competitions and Information



We are open for art competition

Online Application Available

Close competition application on July 29th


        Exhibition of the artwork from all professional categories will be in downtown Rochester business. From August 1st to September 16th.

        Following the Awards and exhibition at G-24 art gallery for a month. 

End of Jury process on September 13th

         Notification will be send via email and FaceBook announcements on the 16th after the reception.

Reception with the financial awards for winners on Friday 16th, from 6 to 8pm at G-24. 



Competition Categories

All works from K-12 grades as well as adult amateur:

We'll accept all media and mixed-media. We also accept works that incorporate more than one type of physical material in their production, as long as is an original artwork executed by the artist


K-5 grades

Award Art Supply

Entry fee free

6-8 grades

Award Art Supply

Entry fee $5

Young Artist (amateurs grades 9-12)

Any media in a 2D surface.

Award $100

Entry free $20

Amateur Adults 

Any media on 2D surface.

Award $100

Entry fee $20

Professional Photography 

The print should be in any flat surface. It must be the artist’s original work.

Award $250

Entry fee $30


Any media on a 2D surface

Original creation of a still life, portrait, landscape, figurative, wildlife, abstract or other image on a flat surface with watercolors, oil, acrylic, gouache, paint sticks, collage, encaustic or others. We'll also accept mix-media

Award $250

Entry fee $30


Professional Ceramics 2D or 3D

It can be either functional or decorative of earthenware, porcelain, or tile, made by shaping and then firing. No machine-made or mass produced work is permitted.

Award $250

Entry fee $30

Professional Glass Artwork

The glass work can be functional or decorative by design and are kiln formed or crafted by glass blowing, molding or casting. Works may be etched or engraved.

Award $250

Entry fee $30

Professional Jewelry Artist

The artwork can be forging, twisting and fabricating of various materials. All jewelry, produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials should apply in this category. No commercial casts, molds or production studio work is permitted.


Award $250

Entry fee $30

Click here to register​


Jury Process:



The panel of Juries are 7 locals chosen by invitation. They are drawn from a pool of gallery owners, professional artists and Rochester community members. Submitted images will be displayed along with your brief description of your work, with no mane attached. All images in a particular category are previewed; scoring takes place during a second, in-depth viewing. Jurors individually score each entry on a scale from one to five. The 3 highest composite scores in each category are invited to be in a downtown business exhibition. The first prizes in each category will receive the financial award on the reception at G-24 art gallery. 

You'll be invited to exhibit your art at G-24 for a month and then at 125Live for another month. After that your art will return to be picked up at G-24. You'll have 2 weeks to pick up your art