The School of Art and Design Annual Student Competitive

2023 Annual Competition Dates

Monday, March 27 – Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Reception: Friday, March 31, 2023, from 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Juror: Colin Thompson, Gallery Director, Central Arkansas Library System

The Annual Student Competitive utilizes a DIGITAL SUBMISSION process. The online submission dates are Monday, February 27 – Friday, March 3 @ 10:00pm.

Important dates to remember:

  • Selected / non-selected emails will be sent out Thursday, March 9 and Friday, March 10
  • Art drop-off dates to the Brad Cushman Gallery are Monday, March 13 – Thursday, March 16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Post-exhibition art pick-up dates are Thursday, April 20; Friday, April 21; and Monday, April 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

2023 Annual Student Competitive Digital Submission “How To’s”:

  1. Digital images must be 1 – 5 MB. Digital files need to be labeled including the student’s last name and title.
    a. The Photography Student Assistants will set dates in the Lighting Studio to help students photograph their work.
    b. There is also a lighting and photography set up in the 3-D area and students can work with their instructors to take photographs. 1 – 3 views of sculptural objects may be entered per piece.
  2. Animation submissions should adhere to the following formatting requirements
    a. MP4 formatted using h.264 codec
    b. 720p video resolution
    c. Minimum 30 seconds, maximum 120 seconds long
  3. You must be currently enrolled in an art course or a current art major or M.A. in Art graduate student at UA Little Rock to submit artwork
  4. Only artwork made in relation to a UA Little Rock art course work created in Spring 2022-Spring 2023 can be entered.
  5. Fields – You must fill out the fields below for each entry. Scholarships, purchase awards and cash awards are presented to students as prizes. This is why we need you T# and mailing address.
    a. Student Name
    b. Email (You will be notified through this email if you get in the exhibition.)
    c. Address
    d. Students T#
    e. Title
    f. Date
    g. Media
    h. Instructor name and Course title
    i. Sale Price / NFS
  6. A sale price or NFS (not for sale) are the only acceptable options. Discuss pricing with your instructor or Nathan Larson (
  7. The Student Competitive is a juried exhibition. A person with no affiliation to UA Little Rock choses the exhibition. Nathan and Annika may assist the juror during that process, but artworks chosen or rejected are the juror’s decision alone.
  8. Students will be notified via email if their work has been accepted into the exhibition.
  9. Students will drop off artwork during the dates listed above to the Brad Cushman Gallery in WCAD
  10. Artwork must be ready to hang. This means, if your artwork is selected, we will be able to install it/ hang it with no complications. Talk to your instructor, and/or Nathan Larson or Annika Shunn if you have any questions. We are here to answer questions and offer assistance!
  11. You are responsible for picking up your artwork at the close of the exhibition. Dates listed above.