*Please read through the guidelines before applying. The application can be found at the bottom of this page.


Any high school senior slated to graduate in 2023. This competition includes public and private schools as well as home schooled students.  

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In order for us to better prepare for our event, we hope to hear from you right away if you plan to take part in this competition. Text the following to the number below: Name, School, and an idea of the Category/Categories you plan to work in. Help with your project is also available over your winter break if needed. You can call or text to set up a time to meet.

Kim Reeder (740) 506-2198

Artwork Theme

The theme of this competition is ‘What I Dream of for My Future’ and should be a visual depiction of where the student sees themself five to ten years after they graduate. If words are used in the artwork, they should be limited.

Judging and Winners

  • A panel of judges will review all entries and select a winner from each  of the following categories:
    1. Painting and Drawing
    2. Digital Art
    3. Stained Glass, Mosaic, Ceramics
  • In addition to the winners for each category, one overall “Best of Show” winner will be selected.
  • Prizes are as follows:
    1. ‘First Place’ in each category will receive a $500 award amount.
    2. ‘Best of Show’ will receive a $1000 award amount.

Judging Criteria

  • interpretation and clarity of theme
  • creativity and originality of theme
  • quality of artistic composition & design
  • overall impression of art

Accepted Mediums

Any of the following mediums or techniques may be used:

  • Painting (watercolor, acrylic, gouache, oil, pastels, etc)
  • Drawing (graphite, charcoal, Conté crayon, colored pencil, markers, pen & ink, etc)
  • Original digital illustrations
  • Three-dimensional pieces (stained glass, mosaic, ceramics)

Size Requirements

  • Wall art is not to exceed 30″ x 30″, and must be FRAMED (under glass or stretched canvas), WIRED FOR HANGING and suitable for public display.
  • Projects should not exceed 25 pounds in weight.

Multiple Entries

Up to two entries per student may be submitted, from one or multiple categories.


Complete the on-line application below and submit. Download a copy of the application, fill out  and securely attach the form to your art before entering your project.

Deadline for Entries

All art entries are to be delivered to First United Methodist Church, 52 N. Main St, Monday-Thursday, January 16-19, 9am-12noon or 1-3pm; Thursday, January 19, 4-6pm; Saturday, January 21, 10am-12noon is the FINAL DEADLINE for art submissions. Enter through the door off the back parking lot near the garage marked OFFICES / DELIVERIES. More signage will be posted inside of church.

Award Announcement

Awards will be announced during the Young Artist Showcase which begins at 3pm on Sunday, January 22, First United Methodist Church, 52 N. Main St. London, OH 43140. This Showcase is sponsored by the Madison County Arts Council. A reception for all artists will follow the performance where art will be displayed. All entries for this contest will also be displayed the month of February at London City Hall, 20 S. Walnut St, London, OH 43140. Students may pick up their art at City Hall on February 28, 8am-4pm. See Amy Rees (Executive Admin), Suite 100, to check out art. Best of luck to all competitors!


To apply for the Kurt Lattimer Aspiring Artist Award, complete the application below. Don’t forget to download and complete a copy of the application (see below) to attach to your art. If you have questions, text or call Kim: (740) 506-2198.

Click the button below, download the application, print, fill out and attach to your artwork before submission.

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