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High School Competitions

Painting Class, FAA Summer Intensive 2016

Our annual Discover FAA High School Competitions seek students in grades 9–12 with outstanding creative abilities. Show us what you can do and challenge yourself to expand your skills. You may receive a scholarship for either one of our college degree programs or a summer program. We hope these competitions highlight the importance of the arts in our world, and we encourage the next generation of performers, designers, and artists to enter. Information about the next round of competitions will be released later this year.

See all of the winning entries.


The winning senior for each competition will receive $1,000 to be applied toward their first-year college expenses. The student must enroll in a program within the College of Fine and Applied Arts to receive the award and must meet all requirements for entry to the University of Illinois and the intended FAA program.

The winning freshman/sophomore/junior for each competition will receive one scholarship to attend an FAA summer program. Eligible programs are the FAA Summer Intensive, Discover Architecture, Illinois Summer Youth Music, and iSTEAM.

Would you like to get details about other ways you can build on your talents at the College of Fine and Applied Arts?

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