Any student enrolled in a GCC arts course can enter their coursework in the Artists of Promise 2022 competition; winners will have their work displayed in the virtual Artists of Promise Gala in April 2020 as well as receiving a cash prize.

Before the March 21, 2022 deadline, students can prepare and refine work that was made during the 2021 or 2022 school years for a GCC course. Work must be as a result of the course, as opposed to outside projects, but it can be edited and built upon all the way up to the deadline. For this event, students may submit animation, film, or video game-based media. There are separate categories for nonfiction versus fiction films. Students may submit up to two entries per category, but will only be recognized once per category upon winning.

This competition is an opportunity for student artists to gain recognition for their work and a foothold in their industry. Winning an arts competition can be a great way to get noticed and a solid addition to a resume. Furthermore, entering an arts competition can help a student artist learn more about their industry and craft, even if they do not win. Understanding how to make one’s work appealing to others is an important lesson in the arts and a competition can show you where your strengths and weaknesses lie, as well as providing you with examples of other strong or weak pieces. It is always valuable to study and appreciate the work of one’s peers.

The competition is free to enter, and there are other categories including creative writing, music, fashion, and dance. Each category in the competition is organized and judged differently, and they all have different deadlines, so anyone interested needs to be proactive about applying.

To learn more or apply, click here or do a Google search for “artists of promise maricopa.” Winning work will be featured in the virtual Artists of Promise Gala, which is scheduled for some time in April 2022.