Our county-wide youth art exhibition showcases the creative and talented students throughout Perry County, and is typically held at each Perry County school on a rotating basis.
Youth Art Day 2021 will be virtual and published on May 15.
Youth Art Day is generously sponsored by Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, abc27, Hall Foundation, Sheetz and individual donations.
Entry Deadline: March 15
Review the 2021 YAD Application Guidelines before submitting.
All Perry County students in Kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to participate. Students must reside in the county or attend a public, private, or home school in the county.
All applications require a non-refundable $2 entry fee. We want everyone to have the opportunity to participate who wants to. For that reason, your fee may be waived if you are currently experiencing financial barriers that prevent you from paying the entry fee. Contact us at email@example.com to have your fee waived.
Separate applications must be submitted for each student. Group projects require an application and entry fee from each student involved. Students may enter as many disciplines as they wish. See discipline guidelines for any specific limitations. Incomplete applications may be declared ineligible.
2020 AWARD WINNERS
DIRECTOR’S CHOICE AWARDS
Each year, Perry County Council of the Arts hosts a special exhibition featuring young standout artists and their works from Youth Art Day. While we generally host an in-person exhibition at PCCA Gallery, we are adjusting in 2020 and featuring these stellar works in a virtual exhibition this year.
BEST IN SHOW
“Thrown Together” by Isabel Owens, graduating senior, Newport High School
Isabel received the top visual art honor out of 747 entries, winning a $250 cash prize and the grand prize trophy to display at her school.