Art competitions in and around Cincinnati

Shown above is an honorable mention pencil drawing from the Cincinnati Library’s Teen Drawing Contest by Melinda Looney Ho. Drawings are judged on creativity, style, drawing ability, and contest theme. The theme is

Melinda Looney Ho

Shown above is an honorable mention pencil drawing from the Cincinnati Library’s Teen Drawing Contest by Melinda Looney Ho. Drawings are judged on creativity, style, drawing ability, and contest theme. The theme is “fan art,” from favorite books, movies, or shows.

Adhiti Chundur

Cincinnati Library Teen Drawing Contest

    Students age 12-18 can submit fan art to the Cincinnati Library Teen Drawing Contest, which goes from Jan. 1 to Jan. 31. Students can submit up to five drawings/paintings that are black and white or color, no larger than 15”X20”.

Cincinnati Library Teen Photography Contest

    Like the drawing contest, students 12-14 years old can submit a picture that goes with a new theme each year. The 2014 contest ran during the month of October. The first place winner for the 12-14 year old age group was Nova D., and the winner for the 15-18 year old was Heidi C.

Frame Cincinnati

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County participated in FotoFocus Cincinnati, which, according to their website, is “a month-long biennial celebration spotlighting independently programmed exhibitions of historical and contemporary photography and lens-based art.”

High school students, college students, and adults all submitted photos from around Cincinnati. The Main Library’s atrium displayed 40 out of nearly 300 entries received.

Doodle 4 Google

    This competition runs in the United States, Canada, Ireland, India, Australia, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand. Each year there is a new theme, and students in grades K-12 submit their doodle based on that theme and the reasons why they chose it. The theme for the 2014 contest was “If I could make the world a better place.” The winner has their doodle on the Google homepage for 24 hours, as well as some prizes.