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Submit your best work for Drawing Works 2019, an annual exhibition celebrating the diverse drawing practices of SCAD students. The first-place winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize, and $500 prizes are available in a variety of other categories. Undergraduate students from all SCAD locations and majors are eligible.


Submission Period: October 29, 2018 – January 25, 2019

Notifications of acceptance/denial:  February 8, 2019

Exhibition: March 8 – 24, 2019,  Alexander Hall Gallery

Reception: March 8, 2019, 6:00 - 7:30pm, Alexander Hall Gallery

Email foundations studies professor Ron Longsdorf at rlongsdo@scad.edu for more information.

Award Categories

BEST IN SHOW ($1000.00 prize): Awarded to outstanding and inventive contemporary aesthetic, conceptual qualities, composition and media techniques, fully expresses the unique attributes of drawing.

PROCESS AWARD ($500.00 prize): Demonstrates exploration into concept and composition using preparatory sketch methods to inform and support research and development processes. 

EXPLORATIVE Play AWARD ($500.00 prize): Creativity experimenting with traditional and/or nontraditional drawing media, expressive mark making, and gestural approaches. 

COMPOSITION AWARD ($500.00 prize): Displays exemplary drawing abilities in the production of a fully realized finished work.


Submission Requirements

  • Must be a current undergraduate student enrolled in any major/minor at any SCAD location.
  • Works must be created anytime during enrollment at SCAD.
  • Submit 1 - 3 images by 11:59pm, January 25, 2019. No more than 3 submissions will be considered.
  • Jury is seeking drawings and sketches using any combination of analog, digital and/or unconventional drawing methods. Diverse drawing practices will be considered, showing traditional and unconventional use of media, experimentation, aesthetic expressions, styles and formats, including but not limited to: sketchbooks, drawings intended for digital display, illustrations, fine art drawings, storyboards, prints, conceptual and process sketches and technical working drawings and 3D drawings.

The submission deadline is midnight on January 25, 2019. The jury will send out notifications to artists by February 8, 2019.

Artists are invited to submit 1 to 3 works for consideration. Multiple entries require multiple submission forms. 

Example: An artist submitting 3 artworks will have to go through the online submission process 3 times. 

If your work is accepted for exhibition, you must adhere to the following requirements and timeline:

  • Deliver accepted physical works to SCAD Exhibition Storage Monday, February 25 – Friday, March 1. Email Michael Runnels at mrunnels@scad.edu to schedule drop off/delivery. Email accepted digital works to Ben Tollefson at btollefs@scad.edu by Friday, March 1.
  • All accepted physical drawings or digital prints must be professionally framed and ready to hang prior to drop off/delivery to Exhibition Storage. SCAD Frame Shop offers a discount to works accepted in Drawing Works 2019. Contact Nanette Troiani at ntroiani@scad.edu if you wish to use SCAD Frame Shop. Students are responsible for framing of accepted work.
  • Digital prints must be high quality and color corrected from RGB to CMYK.
  • Digital works will be displayed on a LCD screen and must be formatted for optimal viewing.
  • If actual work differs from submitted images, it may be rejected from exhibition.
  • Accepted works from Hong Kong must be displayed digitally. Accepted works from Atlanta have the option to display digital or shipped to Savannah.
  • Deliver or ship ready-to-hang framed work to SCAD Exhibition Storage, Attn: Michael Runnels, Registrar, 102 E. Lathrop Avenue, Savannah, GA 31415.
  • When the exhibition ends, email Michael Runnels at mrunnels@scad.edu to schedule return or pick up of work from 102 E. Lathrop Avenue, Savannah, GA, March 25-29, 2019. SCAD Exhibitions is not responsible for storage of work if not picked up by end of Spring Quarter (May 30, 2019).

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