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April 13-May 7, 2021

Cheers to the SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival champions

Congratulations to the #SCADchalk stars of the 2021 SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival! This year’s competition saw some of the most creative concepts in the event’s storied history, so thank you for using your talent to spread hope and joy.


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Obi Nwosisi

$1,500 | SCAD Student Spirit Award winner

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Napoleon Wilkerson

$1,500 | SCAD Alumni Spirit Award winner

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Isabella Molina

$1,000 | SCAD Student Best in Show Award winner

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Daniela Torres Wong

$1,000 | SCAD Alumni Best in Show Award winner

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Xixi Chen

$800 | SCAD Student People's Choice Award winner

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Mike Walker

$800 | SCAD Alumni People's Choice Award winner

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Christopher Latson

High School First Place winner

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Van Long Nguyen

High School Second Place winner

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Chaelin Kim

High School Third Place winner

Take a scroll through the kaleidoscopic creations for 2021.

Awards

Think big. Win bigger.


$1,500 | SCAD Student Spirit Award

The SCAD Spirit Award recognizes artwork that amplifies your story, as exemplified by the pillars of SCADamp professional presentation studio: Speak. Visualize. Connect. Artwork must be created by a currently enrolled student.

 

$1,500 | SCAD Alumni Spirit Award

The SCAD Spirit Award recognizes artwork that amplifies your story, as exemplified by the pillars of SCADamp professional presentation studio: Speak. Visualize. Connect. Artwork must be created by a SCAD graduate.

 

$1,000 | SCAD Student Best in Show Award

Artwork must be created by a currently enrolled SCAD student.

$1,000 | SCAD Alumni Best in Show Award

Artwork must be created by a SCAD graduate.

 

$800 | SCAD Student People's Choice Award

Voice your choice! Judges will select the top four entries to post on the @scaddotedu Instagram and followers will vote for their favorite. The artwork with the most votes will win. Artwork must be created by a currently enrolled SCAD student.

 

$800 | SCAD Alumni People's Choice Award

Voice your choice! Judges will select the top four entries to post on the @scaddotedu Instagram and followers will vote for their favorite. The artwork with the most votes will win. Artwork must be created by a SCAD graduate.

 

$200 Ex Libris gift card

High School First Place

Artwork must be created by a currently enrolled high school student.

$100 Ex Libris gift card

High School Second Place

Artwork must be created by a currently enrolled high school student.

$50 Ex Libris gift card

High School Third Place

Artwork must be created by a currently enrolled high school student.

Rules

To be eligible for SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival prizes, abide by the following rules and regulations.


Media

Only 2D artistic mediums will be considered.

  • Digital art
  • Drawing (including chalk)
  • Mixed media
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking

Any 3D content will not be judged and will result in disqualification. For questions regarding permissible media, email [email protected].

Accepted mediums include:

  • Acrylic
  • Casein
  • Chalk
  • Collage
  • Colored pencil
  • Digital art
  • Gouache
  • Graphite
  • Handmade paper
  • Ink
  • Oil
  • Oil pastel
  • Mixed media (all water media or oil-based media)
  • Mixed media collage
  • Silver or other metal point
  • Watercolor
  • Wax and other crayons

Prohibited mediums include:

  • Costume design
  • Motion graphics
  • Moving animations
  • Sculpture
  • Short films and videos
  • Sound design

Submission requirements

  • File type: .jpg/.jpeg file format only
  • File size: Maximum file size 8MB
  • Image dimensions: Artwork can be landscape, portrait, or square orientation, but the submitted image should be at least 1920 pixels on the longest edge to ensure that it displays properly online. Award eligibility is not dependent on these dimensions, but adhering to them will improve the viewing experience. Most smart phone cameras and other digital cameras meet or exceed this by default.

    View image examples

  • Cropping: For the best image quality, we encourage you to crop out any backgrounds or areas of the image that are not part of your artwork. Award eligibility is not dependent on cropping. Note that a thumbnail crop of your artwork may be automatically created for the virtual sidewalk experience; clicking or tapping on the thumbnail will reveal your full artwork.

Content

Artwork submitted must be original and suitable for public and family viewing. Any artwork that contains nudity, profanity, symbols intended as political statements, explicit images, or other content deemed inappropriate by the university will be disqualified. SCAD is committed to complying with the United States Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 101 et seq.

Winners

Only participants who have correctly submitted their artwork and abided by all competition rules will be eligible to receive prizes. Winners will be announced at 3 p.m. ET, Friday, May 7, 2021, and will be contacted by email. Prize money will be mailed to winners in the form of a check.

Official rules

For a complete set of official rules, visit the SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival competition rules.

Questions?

Email [email protected]

Artwork submissions are now closed

View the Virtual Sidewalk and take a scroll through all the kaleidoscopic creations for 2021.

High school student participants: contact Erin Findlay at [email protected] if you should have any questions.