PYAA Scholarship Program

Progressive Young Artist Awards

What does it mean to be progressive? For generations, progressive was an indifferent word that simply meant, "moving forward or onward: advancing." At some point in the word's evolution, it became associated with innovation and the making use of or interested in new ideas, findings, and opportunities. In the early 20th century, it began to have political connotations. It was a period that saw significant social and political change. Today, all these definitions still remain true. Simply put, to progress is to set out to better one's self or others. PYAA is offering three (3) $1000 scholarships for high school and college students with works that best exemplify progressive values.

Judging Criteria

The scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates a genuine desire and goal of using their progressive style of art to bring awareness to personal progression, gender rights, the LGBTQ community, equal rights, political rights or your own topic of progressive thought displayed in artwork.

Scholarship Dates and Submission

When: We are currently accepting submissions.

Where: Click here to submit your artwork. There is no additional fee for the scholarship program. All entries will automatically be considered for the scholarship with no additional registration or fee required.

Deadline: The deadline for submissions is November 15, 2018.


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