Cash prizes awarded in high school art competition

All high school students residing in Farmington or Farmington Hills who attend public, private, parochial or home schools are invited to submit works of art for consideration in the 31st Annual Farmington Area Arts Commission Competition.

2015 2D Winner Natalie Gaines Farmington HS
2015 2D Winner Natalie Gaines, Farmington High School (contributed photo)

Fifteen cash prizes ranging from $25 to $100 will be awarded in three categories: two-dimensional art, three-dimensional art, and photography. Winners will be honored at a special reception and ceremony held April 15. Winning pieces will be displayed during the Festival of the Arts held at the Costick Center April 14-16. Additionally, student award recipients will have their artwork displayed in the City Gallery through May 13.

2015 3D Winner Evan Jeffries Harrison HS
2015 3D Winner Evan Jeffries, Harrison High School (contributed photo)

To enter, students and/or their art teacher must deliver no more than three pieces of work to the Costick Center, 28600 W. 11 Mile Rd., between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on March 23. Late entries will not be accepted. Complete competition information, guidelines, and labels are available from area high school art teachers or at

The distinguished juror for this year’s Art Awards is Ted Hadfield, a graduate of the Cranbrook Academy of Arts, and owner and CEO of Artpack Services, Inc., a Farmington Hills company that preserves, stores, and transports artwork for major museums and collectors across the United States.

For more information, contact Rachel Timlin at or 248-473-1859.

2015 Photo Winner Jaya Jankowski Mercy HS
2015 Photo Winner Jaya Jankowski, Mercy High School (contributed photo)