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Monday, October 12, 2015

Call for Entries - 2016 Art Contest

We are happy to announce our Call for Entries to our 2016 Art Contest in partnership with the Krewe of Orpheus!  Please encourage any Louisiana high school junior or senior that you know to submit an entry!

$45,000 in Scholarship Awards

Theme:  Louisiana Celebrates Carnival

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Many countries have Carnival traditions, but Louisiana's unique festivities are renowned worldwide for their history, colorfulness, satire, and playfulness. Mardi Gras in Louisiana is a statewide celebration for all ages. It is a chance to leave the everyday world behind through street parades, costumes, and balls. This year, in partnership with the Krewe of Orpheus, we invite Louisiana high school juniors and seniors to explore the richness of Louisiana's Carnival traditions by submitting an original 2-dimensional work of art.

The artistic approach can be historical, contemporary, or imaginary in its conception, with interpretations ranging from a traditional scene of a parade to an abstract exploration of the Carnival tradition.

All juniors and seniors in Louisiana are eligible for entry in the GRFA Art Contest. No test score, grade point average or college major requirement is necessary for enter. The contest is open to all juniors and seniors attending public and private schools, home schooled students, and GED students.

Online application and photo of art submissions must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2016. Visit our website to learn more about the Terms and Conditions.

Poster Artist
The winning artist will have the opportunity to collaborate with the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts team to design the official 2017 poster for the Krewe of Orpheus. The student and their family will also be invited to ride with the Krewe of Orpheus in their 2017 annual parade!

Selecting Finalists
A blind, two-part judging process focuses on three categories:

1. Concept/design
2. Technical skill
3. Creativity

GRFA requires that submissions be between 11 x 14 and 18 x 24 inches. Winners will be announced at the 7th Annual Art Contest Awards Luncheon presented by Cox on April 16, 2016, at the Sheraton Hotel in New Orleans.


The school that submits the most entries will recieve a year's worth of art suppies through our George's Art Closet program. Art supply kits are valued at $1,000 and they can give students the tools needed in order to have a first-class art education! Please encourage all of your students to enter.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

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