Project Yellow Light - Up to $5,000
9:30 AM09:30

Project Yellow Light - Up to $5,000

Who: High School & College Students

What: $1000-$5000 scholarships & a chance to have your advertisement published.

When: April 1, 2019 deadline (DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE)

You can create a video, design a billboard, or create a radio announcement. They are looking for a creative PSA on safe driving. All of the rules and resources are on their website. Good luck!

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Doodle 4 Google 2019 - $30,000 & More!
5:00 PM17:00

Doodle 4 Google 2019 - $30,000 & More!

Who: All grades K-12

What: $30,000 Scholarship + A $50,000 technology package for YAYA (we could get a computer lab!), a trip to Google headquarters in California, Google hardware, and Fun Googley swag

When: Now through March 18, 2018

ANYONE COULD BE THE WINNER! Last year’s winner is in 2nd grade. Check out her dinosaur design in the photo.

Tip: The statement you write is VERY IMPORTANT.

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National Portfolio Day
11:00 AM11:00

National Portfolio Day

Who: All students, especially high school juniors and seniors.

What: An event where dozens of art school representatives will be available to give you feedback on your portfolios

When: Saturday, January 19 @11am-3pm (you will need to be there the entire time because lines get very long)

Where: Wyndham Garden New Orleans Airport, 6401 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Metairie, LA 70003

Why: Getting feedback from professional reviewers helps you improve as an artist. It’s also good for you to learn what’s out there as far as art schools.

Learn more here:

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Portfolio Grant - $3,000
to Aug 15

Portfolio Grant - $3,000

Who: Recipients must be new, first-time enrolled undergraduate students beginning in the Summer or Fall 2019 term. Recipients must be undergraduate, degree-seeking student (AA, AA2, BA, BA2, BS, BS2, BFA, BFA2 and BARCH). Personal Enrichment students, Online Award of Completion students, and students earning a Certificate are not eligible for this scholarship.

What: A limited number of tuition grants, ranging up to $3,000, are available to be applied to the recipient’s semester educational costs.

When: The Portfolio Grant will be open from December 15, 2018 to August 15, 2019. The monthly submission deadlines for the essay and portfolio will be 11:59 PM on the 15th of each month until funds are no longer available.

More information:

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5th Annual Juried High School Exhibition
to Jan 11

5th Annual Juried High School Exhibition

What: LSU Hosts a Statewide High School Art Show

When: February 18-March 26, but Deadline to submit is Friday, January 11

Who: All students enrolled in 9th-12th grade


  • A great opportunity for LSU faculty to see your work, especially if you are considering going to LSU

  • Prize money!

  • Opportunity to SELL your work

More information:

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Ana & Adeline Foundation Grants & Scholarships
to May 21

Ana & Adeline Foundation Grants & Scholarships

The Ana & Adeline Foundation Grant & Scholarship Program funds opportunities for YAYA alumni representing a range of ages and stages in their careers, and disciplines in the visual and design arts. YAYA alumni and graduating YAYA high school seniors are eligible to apply. 

Info Sessions: Required for first time applicants & artists changing categories

Tuesday, April 24 6:00-7:30pm OR Thursday, April 26 sessions by appointment 11:00am-3:00pm at YAYA Arts Center, 3322 LaSalle Street. RSVP or 504-488-0533

Application One-on-One Reviews: 20-minute sessions by appointment

Saturday, May 12 10:00am-2:00pm at YAYA Arts Center, 3322 LaSalle Street. RSVP or 504-488-0533

Click here for more info.

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Teen Docent with Ogden Museum
12:00 AM00:00

Teen Docent with Ogden Museum

This award winning program provides teens with unique arts experiences, resume-quality job experience, and a stipend!  During the course of a year, Teen Docents develop leadership skills, learn to lead Museum tours, serve as counselors for Ogden Museum summer camps, and bring art to young children who are unable to visit the museum.

The applicant must be...

  • a student in an Orleans or Jefferson Parish public school
  • a rising 10th, 11th, or 12th grader
  • interested in the arts, education, and/or working with children

Time Requirements

Summer: Monday, June 4 – Friday, July 27, 2018 (8:30 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.)
September – May: One Saturday a month (10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.)
Participants are required to attend all sessions.


Teen Docents receive a summer stipend of $1,000.00 plus $50.00 for each Saturday meeting during the school year.

Application Procedures

  • Applications are due by Sunday, April 15, 2018.
  • Interviews will take place Saturday, April 21, 2018 and Thursday, April 26, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance will take place by Monday, April 30, 2018.

Click here for more info.

Click here to download the application.

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CAC Teen Art Exhibition
5:00 PM17:00

CAC Teen Art Exhibition

Apply for the 2018 Teen Exhibition!

How Do You Create a Portrait of a City? 

We encourage you to think experimentally and critically about the nature of portraiture and welcome submissions in any medium - drawing, painting, sound, photography, animation, film, sculpture, installations, and digital art. We want it all! 

Here are some questions from the Teen Board to help get you started: 

  • Is a city defined by its buildings and architecture, or by the people who live there?
  • What are the layers to New Orleans' history?
  • Do you see yourself reflected in the city, and where? If not, why?
  • What is the relationship between artists and the city?
  • Who is our city for?
  • Our culture is infinite and crosses every border. How, then, do we define it?


  • Submission must include a high resolution, well lit photograph of your artwork
  • Dimensions must be listed in inches (width x height)
  • Submission must include your name, grade, school, email address and phone number
  • Please include the medium (for ex., oil on canvas)
  • You must be a high school student

*You may submit up to three pieces

Click here for more information.


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Doodle for Google
5:00 PM17:00

Doodle for Google

Win a $30,000 college scholarship, a $50,000 tech package for your school/non-profit organization, and a behind-the-scenes experience with the Doodle team to transform your Doodle into an interactive experience on!

How to enter

We're excited to see some amazing doodles this year. Students can work with any materials they want, but all doodles must be entered using the entry form. Parents and teachers can mail us the completed entry form or submit it online as a .png, or .jpg. The contest is open for entries until March 2, 2018 8:00pm Pacific Time (PT), so here's some information to help you get started:

  1. Download or print the entry form.
  2. Doodle:
    Artists create their doodles using any materials they want.
  3. Write:
    1. Doodle description - Write an artist statement to tell us a bit more about what you have drawn and how it represents something that inspires you.
    2. Fill out the rest of the required information and sign the entry form.
  4. Submit:
    1. Enter the contest.
    2. Entry form doodles: If the doodle is created directly on our entry form, you can either upload them to our site as a .jpg or .png (visit the enter tab) or mail them in (address listed on the enter tab).
    3. Detached doodles: If the doodle wasn't created directly on our entry form, take a high res digital photo or scan of the doodle in good lighting and combine it with the entry form.

Judging criteria

Doodles will be judged on the following parameters:

  1. Artistic merit: 
    Based on artistic skill
  2. Creativity:
    Representation of the contest theme, use of the letters in the Google logo, and the unique approach to the doodle
  3. Theme communication:
    How well the contest theme is expressed in both the artwork and the written statement
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