Teen Art Contest 2021

Siouxland Libraries invites teens to Imagine, Design, and Create an original piece of artwork for its 2021 Teen Art Contest. Teens may submit artwork in any medium on any subject—feel free to get creative with supplies! Please keep in mind content must be rated “G” in order to be accepted. Only one entry per person will be accepted.

Participants must be in grades 6 through 12 (in the 2020-2021 school year). All teens are invited to participate; however, to be eligible for awards and prizes, participants must live within Siouxland Libraries’ service area. Prizes must be picked up in-person.

To enter: Submit a photo of your art through this online entry form. Artwork will be judged by its photograph, so please use good lighting and focus. Entries are due by 5pm on Monday, June 14th.


By submitting your artwork you agree to the following:

  • Submission of artwork grants Siouxland Libraries the right to publish images of it on its website, virtual gallery, social media pages, and with our sponsors.
  • Entries must be original artwork. Any form of plagiarism will result in immediate disqualification.
  • Siouxland Libraries does not guarantee that all artwork will be displayed in the Downtown Library Art Exhibit, depending on our limited space.  
    • Siouxland Libraries cannot assume responsibility beyond the normal precautions for artwork displayed in the Downtown Library Teen Art Exhibit. Art is left at the library at your own risk.
    • Artwork must be picked up by August 14th or it will be disposed of, unless other arrangements are made.

Art Exhibit: Artwork will be displayed at the Downtown Library July 1st through July 31st. Participants must drop off their artwork at the Downtown Library no later than June 21st to be included in the art exhibit. Please bring artwork that is ready to hang/display; artists are responsible for bringing any necessary display materials (frames with hanging wire, pedestals, easels, etc). 

Awards: First-, second- and third-place winners will be selected from three age groups: 6th-7th grade, 8th- 9th grade, and 10th-12th grade. Winners will be determined by a panel of local artists.

  • Best of Show Award: $50 Gift Certificate to Zandbroz Variety.
  • First-place winners will each receive two gift certificates: $25 from Last Stop CD Shop and $25 from Hobby Lobby (sponsored by Rehfeld’s Art & Framing).
  • Second- and third-place winners will each receive $25 gift certificates from Hobby Lobby (sponsored by Rehfeld’s Art & Framing).
  • Contestants will be entered into a raffle for door prizes, including:
    • Blank canvases
    • Paints and paint tray
    • Sketch books

For any questions, please email TeenLibContest@siouxfalls.org or call Siouxland Libraries at 605-367-8720.