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Call for Participation

High Honors: Arts Competition for Middle and High School Students 

June 10- July 26, 2024 

The Johns Creek Arts Center is accepting submissions for High Honors, an art competition and exhibition open to middle and high school students in Fulton, Forsyth, DeKalb, and Gwinnett counties. This annual competition is now in its sixth year. The dates for the exhibition are June 10th through July 26th, 2024. All student artists are permitted to enter up to three works. Each submitting artist will have at least one work accepted for exhibition. High Honors is a judged competition. Cash awards, ribbons, Johns Creek Art Center Scholarships, and other prizes will be awarded. Middle school and High school students are judged separately.  


Deadline for entry: May 20th  

Notification of Selection: May 28th,  

Drop Off Artwork: June 3rd – June 5th   

Exhibition Dates: June 10th – July 26th  

Awards and Closing Reception: July 26th – 5:30 – 6:30pm  


-Each artist is allowed to submit up to 3 images of original works. Send all submissions via email to the curator Althea Foster at with High Honors in the subject line

-Acceptable media include painting, digital art, ceramics, mixed media, fiber art, photography, and jewelry. To check on the suitability of a particular media contact the curator

-All entry files must be named with artist’s last name, first name, followed by the title (for example: Smith Sally-Portrait of Fluffy.jpg)

-Image files should be in HIGH QUALITY JPEG format, images should be no smaller than 1000 pixels in any direction (about 13”) and be at least 72dpi. This should result in most image files ranging from 700kb to 2mb in file size, but this is only approximate.

-The accompanying submission email must include:

-Name, Address, Email, Phone Number, School, and Grade

-Title, medium, size, and price for each work entered.

-Works may be for sale or not for sale. Artists receive 75% of the selling price of work sold during the exhibition. JCAC retains 25%.

-Works must be ready to hang with either a sawtooth hanger or wire. JCAC reserves the right to reject works not properly presented

-For safety reasons works must be framed with either plexiglass or acrylic rather than glass

-If you are having difficulty preparing your images for submission, please contact Kristen Lewkowitz at for technical assistance.