2022-2023 Illinois High School Exhibition & Competition

Presented by the University of St. Francis Art & Design Department


  • Exhibition Dates: January 14 – January 27, 2023
  • Reception & Awards: Saturday, January 14, 2023 noon-2 pm


  • Deadline to apply online: Submission forms may be filled out online until November 28, 2022 at 11:59 pm.
  • Eligibility: All submitting artists must be attending high school during the 2022-2023 academic school year and be residents of Illinois.
  • Application due: November 28, 2022
  • Drop off work: November 29, 2022 & December 1, 2022, 3-6 pm
  • Exhibition dates: January 14 – January 27, 2023
  • Reception & awards: January 14, 2023 noon
  • Submission limits: Students may submit up to two (2) original works. Teachers may submit work from up to ten (10) students.
  • Drop-off, exhibition, reception/awards, and pick-up: This will be held at the University Of St Francis Art Gallery, 25 E. Van Buren St., Joliet IL 60432

Portfolio Review

In addition to the grand prize scholarship, USF also offers Art & Design “Talent” Scholarships. Faculty will be on-site during the January 14, 2023 reception to review portfolios of seniors interested in earning a talent scholarship at USF. There are a limited number of these scholarships, and preference will be given to students who participate in the portfolio review on January 14, 2023. Seniors interested in a portfolio review should email jmoore@stfrancis.edu to schedule an appointment. Bring five (5) or more works with you in digital or physical form.

One grand prize will be awarded to an eligible high school senior in the form of a USF Art & Design Scholarship from the University of St. Francis, worth $10,000. Best of Show awards and honorable mentions will be awarded in the form of Visa gift cards) in the following categories: Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Drawing/Works on Paper, Digital/Other. Students must claim their prizes in person at USF Art Gallery. Winners will be announced at the reception on January 14, 2023.

*The USF Art & Design Scholarship is a $10,000 total, four-year, renewable scholarship awarded to one student entering a qualified program in the Art & Design Department at USF in the 2023-2024 academic year. It is stackable with other scholarship/grant awards from the University of St. Francis.