Online Art Contest

Scottsdale Artists’ School and ON Media Publications invite you to participate in the 2nd annual ONStage Online Art Contest, where Arizona artists are encouraged to submit an original piece of artwork that best represents the Performing Arts, specifically the areas of dance, music, and theater. Congratulations to last year’s winner, Gerald Ruggiero! Click Here to see his cover and article write-up.

Scottsdale Artists’ School and ON Media Publications are looking for an original piece of artwork to appear on the cover of ON Stage Arts Preview Guide, a 60+ page publication showcasing the upcoming season for Broadway, Musicals, Symphony, Dance and Opera in both the Phoenix and Tucson areas. Over 125,000 ON Stage guides will be distributed to arts-loving patrons during the 2017-2018 season. In addition to his/her artwork appearing on the cover, the winning artist will also receive a half-page article in the publication.

Your Involvement in this Contest Supports Another Arts Organization!

The ON Stage Arts Preview Guide helps support Act One, an Arizona-based nonprofit organization that provides access to the arts for hundreds of thousands of Arizonans through Act One Field Trips and the Act One Culture Pass. Over the past five years, more than 100,000 students from Title 1 schools have experienced the arts through the Act One Field Trip Program – including theater, music and dance performances and museums tours. Act One provides a complete art experience: coordinating field trip details, providing classroom teaching materials and covering the costs for both tickets and transportation. Through the Act One Culture Pass program, free passes to arts and cultural venues and performances can be checked out at 57 libraries throughout Arizona. More than 412,000 free tickets to the arts are made available in Arizona libraries each year. A portion of proceeds from this online art contest will go directly to Act One.

Contest Guidelines

  • Artist must be an Arizona Resident and at least 18 years of age
  • Artwork must reflect the overall theme of Performing Arts: dance, music, and theater
  • Artwork must be created from any 2-D Medium (digital artwork not accepted)
  • A vertical orientation is preferred but not required

Entry Fee: $15 Per Entry – $5 of every entry will be donated back to Act One

Deadlines: Friday, April 7, 2017 (5:00 p.m.)

Image Submission Process & GuidelinesEntry fee must be paid prior to submitting artwork. You may pay your entry fee by clicking the button above and will be promoted to provide your contact information. Once you have paid, you will receive a confirmation email detailing how to submit your artwork via email. There is a suggested minimum of 600 pixels on the longest side. Artwork can be horizontal, but a vertical orientation is preferred. Resolution is suggested to be 200dpi or higher (300 dpi is preferred). Images should be sent in a .jpg format.

Grand Prize Award: Winner’s artwork will appear on the cover of ON Stage Arts Preview Guide for the entire 2017-18 season. The winning artist will receive a half page write up in the ON Stage guide. The selected winner will also receive a $200 gift card to Scottsdale Artists’ School. Honorable Mention Awards: Four honorable mentions will be chosen. Each honorable mention winner will receive a $100 gift card to Scottsdale Artists’ School.

This is an amazing opportunity to create exposure for your work, highlight your talent, and support a non-profit organization that provides access to the arts for many Arizonans.