Prizes

SCAD undergraduate students, graduate students, alumni and high school students compete in their respective categories, judged by art and design professionals, for coveted cash prizes.

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Spirit award


$1,500
Spirit squares must feature a bee and acorn imagery inspired by the university's history, global growth, international community and artistic culture.

SCAD Landmarks Award


$1,100
SCAD Landmarks squares must incorporate SCAD architecture from Atlanta, Hong Kong, Lacoste or Savannah as a main design theme.

Best of Show


$1,200

Graduate Student Award


$700

SCAD student (individual)


Winner: $1,000
Runner-up: $800

SCAD students (group)


Winner: $1,000
Runner-up: $800

SCAD alumni


Winner: $1,000
Runner-up: $800

High school students


First place: $200 Ex Libris gift card
Second place: $100 Ex Libris gift card
Third place: $50 Ex Libris gift card

Contest rules

  • Each drawing must remain within the designated square area.
  • No spray fixatives may be used.
  • Use only the chalk distributed for the competition.
  • Only one box of chalk will be provided for each square.
  • Drawing on buildings, trees or any surfaces other than assigned squares is not permitted.
  • The primary design of a square must be created in chalk.
  • No materials may be used that emit offensive odors or cause potential annoyances to other artists or festival guests.
  • Three-dimensional elements may be incorporated into square designs. These must not exceed the square area, cannot exceed 2 feet in height and must be removed by the artist no later than 5 p.m.
  • The festival is a family event. Any artwork that contains nudity, profanity or other content deemed inappropriate by festival officials will be removed.
  • Only students who have registered for the competition will be eligible to receive prize money. Participants must be present to collect the awarded prize.
  • Judges or festival officials can disqualify artists for failure to adhere to any of the above guidelines.