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Inspiring Our Youth

The Youth Art Show is an exciting competition that enables students to express their creativity and showcase their skills while earning money to put towards their future. Students from Texas grades 9 – 12 can enter their artwork in the areas of traditional, photography, digital and sculpture/3D. No school or organization affiliation is required for entry. Western or Texas heritage inspired pieces encouraged but not required.

Thank you to the exhibitors, teachers judges and donors of the 2021 Youth Art Show! Thanks to our generous donors, premiums will be awarded to the top 40 exhibitors. Exhibitors will be contacted with their check and buyer information. All placing exhibitors are required to write thank you letters to their buyers.

Youth Art Show

2021 Youth Art Show

As we strive to fulfill or mission of growing the next generation through gritty educational and creative experiences, we are excited to announce that entries for the 2021 Youth Art Show will open Tuesday, December 22nd and close Friday, April 30th.

Public health and safety remain Rodeo Austin’s top priority. Due to unusual circumstances and uncertainty in the world caused by COVID-19, the Youth Art Show will look a little different this year. We will move forward with the contest in February and we will award premiums to the top exhibitors for their creativity and hard work. There will not be an in person reception and as always, the judging will take place privately. Additionally, art drop off will take place in a socially distant, limited contact manner.

New this year, the Art Show will be terminal, meaning the art will not be returned to the Exhibitor.

Exact premiums and drop off protocols will be announced soon.

2021 Important Dates and Details



HAND DELIVER ARTWORK: 2:00 – 6:00 p.m., May 3,4,5, 2021 at the Rodeo Austin headquarters in Austin

Exhibitors must enter online.

Each Exhibitor may enter one (1) piece of artwork in each Division of Traditional, Photography, Digital Art and Sculpture/3D.  No more than one Exhibitor may work on a single entry.  No group projects are eligible for entry in the Show.  Each entry must be titled.

Entry Fees: $10.oo per entry

April 30th online entry deadline 

Schedule & Rules

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2021 Results

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