Juried Student Art & Design Competition and Exhibition

2019 Annual SDSU Juried Art & Design Competition & Exhibition

Sponsored by the School of Design, the Ritz Gallery, and Friends of the Arts.

Open to ALL students currently enrolled at South Dakota State University.

Cash prizes will be awarded in graphic design and studio art. ENTRIES ACCEPTED APRIL 8-10, 2018


  • Juror's Choice Award - $200

  • Director's Choice Award - $200

  • First Place Graphic Design - $150

  • First Place Studio Art - $150

  • Second Place Graphic Design - $100

  • Second Place Studio Art - $100

  • Third Place Graphic Design - $75

  • Third Place Studio Art - $75

  • Honorable Mention Graphic Design - $50

  • Honorable Mention Studio Art - $50

Guidelines (read carefully):

  1. By entering a work, the entrant agrees that the work may be exhibited for the run of the show and that the work meets all of the following guidelines.
  2. A maximum of three works per entrant may be submitted.
  3. Deadline for entries is April 10, 2019, 5:00 PM. This includes delivery of the work in an exhibition-ready condition. See #5 and #6 below. No entries accepted before April 8.
  4. If the jurors accept your work(s) and you are a graduating senior or not planning to return to SDSU as a student in the Fall Semester of 2019, you will need to make arrangements with someone to pick up your work after the closing date of the exhibition. Art works which are not picked up after the close of the exhibition may not be saved by the School.
  5. All two-dimensional work must be exhibition-ready: Weigh less than 50 pounds, well matted, framed, and ready to hang, or it will be automatically rejected; this means NO glued-mounts, sticky-backed mounts, or tape-mounts are acceptable; plastic Walmart/Kmart frames will not be accepted. Frames should not include glass. Work must fit the south door of the gallery and not exceed 12 feet in length. For a three-dimensional work that exceeds 100 pounds, its weight must be identified, and the work must be easily moved. If in doubt, consult the curator of the gallery (Nancy Hartenhoff-Crooks).
  6. All works must be made of materials that are not hazardous to gallery visitors or that can harm the healthy environment of the gallery (i.e., no works that contain organic substances, such as food or soil, are acceptable).
  7. Submit entries to the School of Design in Grove Hall on April 8-10, 2018. Entry forms will be located in the Ritz Gallery at that time, Grove Hall 111, and must be filled out for each work when submitted. Please be sure to attach the correct part of these entry forms to each piece entered.
  8. Entries not selected for exhibition must be picked up on April 15-16 in the Ritz Gallery.
  9. At the end of the exhibition, selected entries must be picked up between September 3 – 6, 2019. The School will not be responsible for art works after that time.


  • Graphic Design
  • Computer Imaging
  • Animation or Moving Images
  • Online Content (websites, video hosted elsewhere)
  • Mixed Media
  • Photography (both fine art, fashion design, and journalism)
  • Drawing (fine art, interior, fashion, or landscape design)
  • Ceramics
  • Printmaking
  • Film Video (CD or DVD only)
  • Sculpture
  • Weaving/Textiles
  • Painting (cannot exceed 15 feet in length and 10 feet in height)

Announcements of award winners: 1:30 PM on Wednesday, April 24, in the Ritz Gallery.

The Juried Student Exhibition runs April 25 - August 30, 2019.