FORT WAYNE — The IPFW Departments of Fine Arts and Visual Communication and Design invite area high school students to enter the Second Annual High School Art Competition and Exhibition.

This event is an opportunity for high school students to have their artwork accepted for display in an exhibition judged by faculty at the school.

Accepted works will be eligible for a variety of awards including cash awards and full scholarships for IPFW’s Saturday Studio classes through the Community Arts Academy.

The competition is open to all high school students in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. All work must be original and completed by the student in 2014-15.

The exhibition of accepted works is set for Nov. 16-Dec. 12 in the IPFW Visual Arts Gallery. The awards presentation will be held Saturday, Dec. 12 at 4 p.m. in the Auer Performance Hall. Along with the reception, there will be an open house featuring studio and lab demonstrations and displayed artwork.

Works will be accepted in the following areas:

• Department of Fine Arts — ceramics, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, metalworks and painting.

• Department of Visual Communications Design — animation, digital art, graphic design, interior design, photography, 3D modeling, video and other.

Works will be eligible for cash prizes ranging from $250 to $150. Students can enter the competition online at: Electronic entries must be submitted by Sunday, Oct. 18, and accepted entrants will be notified by Saturday, Oct. 24.

Students will register for the competition on SlideRoom. Applicants will pay a one time $5 non-refundable fee for the opportunity to upload five pieces of artwork for the judge’s consideration to be included in the exhibition. Approximately 50-60 pieces of artwork will be selected to be included in the exhibition.

Videos should be no more than a five-minute excerpt and students must upload the video excerpt to YouTube or Vimeo and provide a link for the panel of judges.

For more information, contact committee chair Pete Bella at 481-6943 or

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