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Teen Art Contest

Teen Art Contest

November 1-26, 2022 (NEW DEADLINE)

Does art inspire you? Do you create art that empowers others? Enter your favorite original art piece to the Milwaukee Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board Teen Art Contest between November 1st-21st.

Return this entry form (Spanish entry form) with your entry to any Milwaukee Public Library location between November 1-26, 2022. 

All teens who participate will be offered a TBEY Arts Center, Inc. scholarship that will cover the cost of art classes at their studio, mentorship, free or reduced-priced community performances/exhibitions, and the opportunity to showcase their work through performances/exhibitions.


Community Choice Award

  • 1st Place: $100 gift card to Blick Art Materials
  • 2nd Place: $75 gift card to Blick Art Materials
  • 3rd Place: $50 gift card to Blick Art Materials
  • Teen Advisory Board Member Choice Award: $50 gift card to Blick Art Materials

Thank you to Blick Art Materials for their generous donation of this year’s Teen Art Contest prizes.

Teen Art Gallery Night

All eligible works submitted from the contest will be on display during our Teen Art Gallery Night. All community members are welcome to view the art and vote for our Community Choice Award.

East Branch Library, 2320 N. Cramer St.
Community Room, Gift of Lucile Krug

Tuesday, November 29, 4-7:15 p.m.

Rules & Regulations:

  • Must be between 13 and 18 years of age to participate.
  • Limit of one entry per person. Entries must be original.
  • Entries can include still-life visual art such as paintings, drawings, sculptures, graphic design, and photography.
  • All entries must include a permission form signed by a parent/guardian.
  • There is no guarantee that submissions will be returned.
  • Participants must be Milwaukee County residents to be eligible.
  • Individuals can win one prize only in this contest.

Sponsored by the MPL Teen Advisory Board, funded by the Milwaukee Public Library Foundation.