Open to all Alabama high school students (public, private and home-schooled)  in grades 10th-12th for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Work must have been completed in the past 2 years and cannot have been submitted in previous SCAC exhibits.

Entry is limited to 2 works per student. For each work you may submit up to 2 digital images (a general view & a detailed view).

JPG images must be attached to your application form. DO NOT zip or save JPGs as a PDF; DO NOT use cloud-based file sharing services. Digital images should be sent as large size, high quality files. Remember, the first round of judging is by digital submission so it’s best to use the best quality image of your work. To avoid confusion, please submit both pieces of work (if you are submitting two works) on one form. Do not submit multiple forms.

All image files must be named as follows: title of work (underscore) artist’s first and last initial(underscore)medium category.
Primary image: title of work_first/last initials_medium.jpg
Detail image: title of work(detail)_fist/last initials_medium.jpg




Content guidelines

At the SCAC we believe in freedom of expression in all forms of art; but we also believe there is a time and place for everything. Work that might be viewed as overtly sexually explicit, graphic or violent will be subject to SCAC committee evaluation and approval.

There is no cost to enter.

All students who entered will receive an email notifying them as to whether or not they were accepted into the show by 3/01/22. If you have not received an email by that date, please email info@shelbycountyartscouncil.com

Accepted works must be delivered ready-to-install. Matting/framing is not required for 3D works, but all artwork should be presented in a professional manner.

For image formatting or presentation questions, email SCAC Executive Director Bruce Andrews: bruce@shelbycountyartscouncil.com.

All entries must follow the above guidelines or will not be accepted.


All possible care will be taken in handling artwork. Shelby County Arts Council and/or any of its partnering organizations cannot be held responsible for loss or damage.  Artwork will be stored for 30 days after the close of the exhibit.  Any artwork remaining after 30 days will be discarded.

Exhibit Timeline

February 17, 2022  – Deadline for Entry

March 1, 2022 – Notification to Students of Juror Decision

March 18, 2022 – Deadline for Delivery of Artwork

March 28-April 24, 2022-Exhibit dates

April 24, 2022 – Closing Reception, Awards and College Preview Day (2-4 pm) *Students are allowed to take work home this day*

April 25-29, 2022-Artwork pickup