Look at Me: High School Student Exhibition 2023

DEADLINE: All entries must be received by October 26, 2023 - 5pm.

Fill out, print and submit this entry form (attach the printed copy to the back of the artwork)

Entry Form

Poster for the Look At Me 2022 High School Art Competition Exhibition.


Look At Me: High School Art Competition Exhibition 2023
October 30 - November 3, 2023
Awards Ceremony: November 3 at 4pm immediately following College Art Day workshops.

Look at Me: Any self-portrait, image, or representation of oneself.

We are encouraging students from all Northwest Regional high schools to submit works about how we represent our identity. For example, some students may want to discuss identity through social, cultural, economic, and gendered perspectives; as each of these elements plays a part in how we identify within constructs of family, community, and greater society.

The aim of this exhibition is to feature the best self-portraits that depict the students’ individual identity, and honest self-reflections are specifically desired.


The Look at Me High School Art Exhibition is free to enter and open to juniors and seniors across the Northwest Region. Students are welcome to submit one self-portrait each. These self-portraits must be original, and can be any media.

Size Requirements

All 2-dimensional images must be a maximum of 8"x10" mounted on an 11"x14" black mounting board. We recommend something similar to Dick Blick's Pure Black Presentation Boards, item number 13700-2005. All 3-dimensional work must fit into either a FedEx or USPS flat rate box (see shipping below).


All entries must be received by October 26, 2023

Those who enter have the opportunity to win a variety of awards, including cash and tuition waiver scholarships.

Delivery of Submitted Work

For delivery, please address work to:

Department of Art + Design
Centeral Washington University
400 E University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926
  • Each school is responsible for shipping and costs associated for shipping work to Central Washington University. CWU will provide return shipping.
  • The department recommends one of two options for shipping 2D work:
  • The FedEx One Rate Large Box
  • The USPS Priority Mail Large Flat Rate Box
  • CWU will provide return shipping in the FedEx One Rate or USPS Priority Mail boxes or you can take home after the reception.
  • It is possible to hand deliver the artwork and take home after the reception.

Artwork will not be sold.


The CWU Faculty members will choose the selection of awards based on merit and originality.

Awards Ceremony

The awards ceremony will take place at the conclusion of College Art Day, November 3, at 4:00 PM. There will be a variety of awards, including tuition waiver scholarships for attendance at Central Washington University. Light refreshments will be served.

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400 E University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926

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