Call Detail
SDAC Governor's 2023 Student Art Competition
Entry Deadline: 11/14/22
Application Closed
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 20
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 20
Call Type: Youth
Eligibility: Regional
State: South Dakota

This exciting program for student artists is a collaboration between Governor Noem and the South Dakota Arts Council, a state agency organized under the South Dakota Department of Tourism.

Application Requirements

Categories are determined by grade:

  • Kindergarten - Grade 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12

Artwork submissions can be made by the student, or on behalf of the student by an art teacher, classroom teacher, or home-school teacher. The applicant will be responsible for any additional requests for information about the submission.
Each student does not need their own account.

1. CREATE a profile.
An applicant (the student or someone on their behalf) first must create an applicant profile using a username and email address on 

2. UPLOAD your art submission images as a .JPG to the provided online portfolio. In the title of the filename, please include the name of the student and the title of the artwork. 
In the description, please include the student's description of image.

JohnDoe Teacher, School Name
username: johndoe1
Category: Kindergarten - 2
2 images 

JohnDoe Teacher, School Name
username: johndoe2
Category: Grades 3 - 5
20 images (student art submissions)
Submit up to 20 images per category per username.
For uploading more images, please create additional profiles with new usernames for each grouping of up to 20 images. will be able to accept the following file types ONLY:
- .JPG
- 1,200 pixels or greater on the longest side.
- Under 5 MB.
- sRGB

You may simply click this link and click APPLY:

You may also log in to and click FIND CALLS at top left in the menu.
Type in the words South Dakota.
You’ll see the Governor’s Student Art Competition.
Click APPLY.

Please contact the SDAC if you have questions or need assistance.


Eligibility Criteria

Current K-12 students who live in South Dakota and attend a public school, private school, or homeschool are encouraged and eligible to participate in the Governor’s Student Art Competition. 

Each entry must be in original in concept, design, execution, and medium (that is, not a scanned reproduction of a painting or drawing) and not violate U.S. copyright laws. Any entry that has been copied from an existing photo or image (including a painting, graphic, or advertisement) that was created by someone other than the student is a violation of the competition rules and will not be accepted. 
For more information on copyright laws, we recommend you visit the Scholastic website:

Eligible mediums for the two-dimensional artwork are as follows:

  • Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
  • Drawings: colored pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal (It is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be sealed by a protective fixative.)
  • Collages: must be two dimensional
  • Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints
  • Mixed media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, found objects, etc.
  • Computer-generated art
  • Photographs

Eligible size of artwork:
Artwork must be able to be matted and framed in a manner that will not protrude more than 4 inches from a wall; 3-dimensional artwork is accepted if it can be framed in this manner. Each artwork must be no larger than 36 inches by 48 inches, and 4 inches deep. Framed pieces should weigh 15 pounds or less.

Entries that don’t follow all of the above rules may not be accepted.