Importance of Art Competitions in Schools

Importance of Art Competitions in Schools

Schools level competitions are about more than just participation and winning prizes; they can play a major role in uncovering and nurturing natural talents of the students. This is especially true of the art competitions where the students find a platform to display their creative and artistic abilities; for children and teenager, this can often have a life-changing effect.


Drawing and coloring are visual arts and these competitions allow students to uncover their natural talents in sketching and illustrations. Drawing is also all about visual storytelling and art competitions can prove to be a valuable learning ground for potential writers. Competitions like these give a chance to budding artists of all hues to showcase their skills and experience a diverse form of learning which they might not otherwise have access to. Competitions allow the students to test out their creative ideas in a risk-free manner. This allows for learning and growing as artists and this period can also be seen as an investment in future success.


Competitions are important to motivate young artists and help them to develop their creative skills by exposing them to the contemporary talent in the field. By observing the work of their peers, students have the opportunity analyze and evaluate their techniques and outcomes vis-à-vis those of other artists. For the competitors, feedback and analysis of the experienced judges is an important factor in self-evaluation and course correction, if necessary.  And of course, winning a prize or acclaim is invaluable as a motivational tool for the young artists and can kick start a serious attempt to make a career in the creative field.

Broader Outlook

Art competitions offer the students a chance to meet new people and make new friends. Meeting people from other disciplines and different geographical locations offers young people a chance to develop new ideas and broaden their outlook. Sometimes, competitions provide opportunities for students to travel to new places and observe different cultures. All of this can be life-changing for any student who aspires to be in the creative field where new ideas and new ways of thinking are deeply cherished.

Right Attitude

Taking part in drawing and coloring competitions helps the students to develop the right attitude towards a career as an artist. It allows them to challenge themselves and move out of their comfort zones in face of competitions. Students learn to think of art competitions as more than just about winning and losing; they learn to appreciate the experience and move on to become better and stronger artist. Constant learning and self-motivation is the key to success as an artist and these competitions help to instill these habits in students.

Last but not the least, participation and success in prestigious art competitions make for great imprints on a student resume when applying to art schools and can definitely be a stepping stone to a great future as an artist.

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