Regional High School Art Competition

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The jurying is complete for the 2016 Regional High School Art Competition. CLICK HERE for the list of accepted artworks.

ACCEPTED ARTISTS: Please review the prospectus below so you are aware of intake dates/times & any other requirements.

If we have questions for you, we will communicate via email – so even if that’s not your favorite way to keep in touch, please check it daily. Thanks!

2016 Prospectus

Applications open: Mon, Feb 1
Application deadline: Mon, Mar 14

Jury results posted at Fri, Mar 18 Mon, Mar 21 late in the day
Intake: Mon & Tues, Mar 28-29, Noon–6p 
Award notification by email: Wed, Mar 30
Exhibition: April 1-29
Opening Reception: Fri, Apr 1, 6-8p
College Day: Sat, Apr 16, 1-4p
Outtake: Sat, Apr 30, 1– 4p & Mon, May 2, 10a-6

2-D and 3-D media
2 entries per student
$7 entry fee per student

NOTE! Only one image is permitted for 2-D artwork & two are permitted for 3-D artwork. The system allows for two BUT ONLY THE FIRST IMAGE will be considered by the juror for 2-D art!
Entries may be submitted by student or a teacher.


High school students in grades 9-12 attending regional public, private, parochial and home schools in Southeast Michigan (Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw, Livingston & St. Clair Counties).  Students do not have to be enrolled in BBAC classes to enter.  Original works in all media (except video or giclée).


  • An artist may submit up to two (2) entries.   

For 2‐D art, an artist may submit one image per entry. For 3‐D art, an artist may submit up to two images per entry.

IMAGE INSTRUCTIONS FOR ENTRY/ENTRIES – Note that the juror will consider only one image for 2-D work & up to two for 3-D work. The Call for Entry site will allow up to four images, two each for 3-D work, if applicable. If you are uploading more than one image for a 3-D piece, please label as “title of piece” & “title of piece-DETAIL” so the juror is clear on what s/he is viewing.  Please refrain from using/showing your name in the image(s).

All elements of the submitted artwork must be included in the image, meaning anything that will be displayed with the art. This generally applies to 3-D pieces.

  • Entries will be juried online only.
  • All applications will be processed online through CaFÉ™ at CaFÉ™ is free to participating artists and includes detailed tutorials. After reviewing our prospectus and the CaFÉ™ tutorial, if you still have questions contact us via phone or email, and we will assist you. (248.644.0866; ‐ please put RHSAC in the subject line)  
  • $7 jury fee per entrant (non‐refundable) payable by credit card, cash, or check. Please note: All cash/check payments must be received by day’s end on 3.14.2016 in order to have a complete application.  (See #8 under “Logistics.”) Failure to make payment or to make payment in a timely manner will disqualify the entrant.  Contact the BBAC (248.644.0866) with questions regarding payment options.

PRESENTATION REQUIREMENTS (this applies to artwork that is juried in to the exhibit)

  • Maximum height of any artwork is 9′ (ceilings: 10′).
  • Entries accepted for final jury must be delivered or shipped to the BBAC.
  • DELIVERING: Artwork will be accepted on Mon, Mar 28 & Tues, Mar 29 between Noon and 6pm. (If your school is not open on these days, please contact the BBAC to make alternative arrangements – 248.644.0866.) If you opt to mail or ship artwork to the BBAC, you must contact us first: phone number above or (please put “Regional High School” in the subject line).


  1. Each accepted work must be identified with the following information:  Artist Name, Address, Phone #, Email Address; School Name, Teacher’s Name, Grade Artist is In Currently; Title; Media; and Price/NFS (if the work is NFS – not for sale – an insurance value must be stipulated or the work will not be accepted for the exhibit).
  2. Each student must commit to monitoring his/her email as that is the primary way the BBAC will communicate with entrants.
  3. All artwork displayed at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (BBAC) shall be the original work of the artist.
  4. The BBAC will accept responsibility for the works of art during the exhibition, but will not be responsible for any works delivered in damaged condition. Also, the BBAC will not be responsible for works not picked up within the dates specified.
  5. Condition reports will be made for each work at intake check-in.
  6. Artists must note the number of parts or pieces per entry if more than one part or piece.
  7. Work MAY NOT, for any reason, be removed from the exhibit prior to the end of the exhibit.
  8. IMPORTANT: This Call-for-Entry system says that payment checks must be postmarked by March 14, 2016. Unfortunately, that has to do with the way the system is coded & that postmark date DOES NOT APPLY to this competition. Checks must be received by day’s end on March 14. 


  • Submission of a work for jurying shall constitute an agreement to comply with all the conditions set forth in this prospectus.  The juror reserves the right to a final selection of accepted works.  The decision of the juror is final.
  • All accepted work will remain as placed by the installation team and may not be withdrawn before the close of the exhibit.  
  • If a piece is of a delicate nature or easily damaged, please work with the exhibitions coordinator during intake for placement and installation.
  • The juror and/or BBAC may exercise the right to reject any work not accurately represented by image;   work that fails to meet eligibility requirements; work that exceeds gallery size limitations; or work that is not shipped properly or does not arrive on time.            


Artists are encouraged to submit art that will be for sale. Work available for sale will be sold at the price indicated on the entry form only.  No price changes permitted after acceptance into the exhibit. A 45% commission is retained by the BBAC on all sales made during the exhibition, to support the competition and the BBAC’s exhibition, education, and outreach programs.


The BBAC reserves the right to photograph exhibited work and use either these photographs or the artist’s entry images in both print and electronic materials for publicity, promotion, education, and future grant proposals.

BBAC GALLERY HOURS Mon‐Thurs, 9a‐6p; Fri‐Sat, 9a‐5p

ABOUT THE JUROR Clinton Snider

About the BBAC

The Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts, has been providing “art for all” since 1957, and is a regional art center committed to promoting visual arts experiences.  Each year, more than 500 classes are offered for all skill levels and ages, preschool to senior citizens.  Throughout the year, nearly 9,000 individuals are served by classes, workshops, art camps, ArtAccess programs, special events and exhibitions that are free and open to the public. The BBAC also supports hundreds of artists each year, with opportunities to teach, exhibit and sell their work.  The BBAC is a 25,000-square-foot facility with nine classrooms studios, five exhibition galleries and retail Gallery Shop.  For more information, visit or find us on Facebook.

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