DVCCC's 2022 Student Art Contest


Theme: Celebrating Resilience

Contest Sponsored and Supported by the National Arts Program

and the Chester County Art Association

For the 6th year, DVCCC is hoping to highlight the talent of young artists through holding a competition open to all high school students in Chester County. This year’s contest will be held in a hybrid format – featured on DVCCC’s social media pages and website – and all entries will be displayed publicly at a prominent and accessible location within Chester County (to be determined). What an excellent opportunity for exposure and experience!



  • Artwork will be due/needs to be arranged for drop-off to/pick-up by DVCCC by Friday, April 8th, 2022.


  • Artwork will be featured online and displayed publicly throughout the week of April 15 – 22nd with a Hybrid Reception held on Friday, April 22nd from 6-8pm to announce and celebrate the winners and all participants!


The exhibit will feature only work submitted to the contest from high school students (GRADES 9-12) from throughout Chester County. Students should consider DVCCC’s brand color of purple and the theme of “Celebrating Resilience” as inspiration.

Download Rules & Contest Information Here

Register for the Contest Here

A look back to DVCCC's 2021 Student Art Contest:

Theme: 45 Years of Empowerment

Contest Sponsored and Supported by the National Arts Program

and the Chester County Art Association

2021-03-29 - Victoria Naftal - We Triump

1st Place Winner

We Triumph When We Grow Beyond

Victoria Naftal

Downingtown West High School


We held the DVCCC 5th annual High School Student Art Exhibition and Contest from April 2 – April 9, 2021.  


The Art Contest, which is open annually to all Chester County high school students, received 27 submissions from seven area schools and youth art organizations - including Avon Grove High School, Owen J. Roberts High School, and Barnstone Art in Phoenixville. Submissions were displayed at The Brow Bar by Tara Giorgio in downtown West Chester for a week, available for public viewing. The pieces were evaluated by a panel of judges which included Victoria Browning Wyeth, granddaughter of famous Chester County artist, Andrew Wyeth, Representative Dianne Herrin, Jackie Szafara, Executive Director of the National Arts Program, Gary Altoonian, founder of Altoonian Photography, and John Baker, Professor Emeritus at West Chester University and President of the Chester County Art Association's Board of Directors.  


The National Arts Program (NAP) and Chester County Art Association (CCAA) sponsored this year’s prizes. The third-place winner received a CCAA membership and $50 gift card. The second-place winner received a CCAA membership and $175 cash prize from NAP. The first-place winner received a CCAA membership and a $200 cash prize from NAP with a matching $200 for the student’s art department. In addition, the public was able to vote on the pieces online to choose the winner of the People’s Choice Award, with a prize of $25.  


The Exhibition culminated in a virtual reception held on Saturday, April 10, 2021 where winners were announced by judge Victoria Wyeth.

2021-03-29 - Lorelei Eberly - The Guide

2nd Place Winner

The Guide

Lorelei Eberly

Coatesville Area Senior High School

2021-03-29 - Lauren Pineda - Together We
2021-03-29 - Morgan Jackson - Equality F

3rd Place Winner

Together We Stand

Lauren Pineda

Bishop Shanahan High School

People's Choice Winner


Morgan Jackson

B. Reed Henderson High School

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