Glendale Community College students may enter the Artists of Promise Competition to display their 2D or 3D visual artwork by Feb. 25, 2022. 

Students who’ve taken any 2D or 3D visual art classes at any of the Maricopa Community Colleges, are eligible to enter the Promise of Artists Competition. The competition is also free to enter. Students can only submit the art they have made in class. The work must be from the past year, which includes anything from the Spring 2021 semester to the Spring 2022 semester. Students must submit their work by taking pictures and completing an online form. Up to four pieces of work can be submitted. The deadline to submit any work is Feb. 25, 2022. Judging will start in March. The first place winner’s art will be displayed at The Artist’s Promise Gala, which will be held virtually this April. The top five students will be entered to the League of Innovation National Arts Competition, where their art will be judged on a national level. They will also be awarded $225 each through mail. Entry to join the competition began on Dec. 5, 2021.

Here is the link for more details on how to enter: https://events.maricopa.edu/event/artists-promise-visual-arts

Besides visual arts, there are other categories students can join. 

These include, Dance Choreography and Performance, Fashion Costume Design, Film Animation and Media arts, Music and Theatre.

The deadlines and submission details for these categories vary from the visual arts ones.

The Artists of Promise Competition has been held at the Maricopa Community College District every spring since 2004. Their website states that “the Maricopa Community Colleges sponsor a districtwide competition to encourage and recognize student achievement” This year will be the 18th time it’s taken place.

In 2019, the event took place at the Orpheum Theatre. However, in 2020, the gala was canceled due to covid. Despite that, winners were still chosen. Now the event is taking place virtually.