Irvine Talks is Back!!

Showcase the artwork you’ve made this past year:

Katie Porter’s Contest

The Art of Justice Art Contest Due Nov. 28. Sponsored by the OC Justice Fund

Art of Justice contest INFO

Scholastic Art & Writing Scholarship Info


Reflections 2021-2022 Contest




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Also, CONGRATS to junior Sunwoo Eom, from AP Drawing, for receiving 3rd place for her piece “Separate Collection.”

For more information, check out their Instagram and IFAC website.



Looking for student designers and painters for a city mural in response to asian hate crimes. Please check out their instagram for more information. They are currently looking for participants and design submissions. Screen Shot 2021-04-05 at 10.58.53 PM

Sign up to participate in this city mural by filling out this Google Form

2020-21 Contests: This list will be updated throughout the year.

VSA Emerging Young Artists Competition Deadline: April 28, 2021


Congressional Art Competition Deadline: April 5, 2021

White House Historical Assoc. Competition Deadline: May 7, 2021


2021 Imagination Celebration Poster Contest – “Imagination Thrives!” Deadline: March 8, 2021


An art competition list for 20-21

2021 Human Rights Poster Contest

Please use the following link for more info and access the application: 2021-equity-human-rights-poster-contest-flyer-and-application



Still Happening! Congressional Art Competition: https://porter.house.gov/services/art-competition.htm

Irvine Ranch Water District Poster Contest Info:



-PTSA Reflections Contest: “Look Within

-The Scholastic Arts Awards (Scholarships!) open 9/12/20

-Directing Change Contest

-Digital Media Art Competition


Coming Soon: OC High School Photo Invitational

Congressional Art Competition due 4/16

Irvine Fine Art Center High School Show: HAPPENING NOW

Imagination Celebration Due 3/28 to your art teacher:

2D: http://www.icvisualarts.org/1000-pieces-of-art

3D: http://www.icvisualarts.org/3d-art-show

Irvine Fine Art Center High School Show: All artwork must be submitted to your art teacher by Jury Date 3/20

2019 Irvine Water District Poster Contest Due March 15, 2019              Visit: irwd.com/postercontest


Click here for Scholastic Arts info (scholarships!)


Irvine Talks:

Irvine Talks is an annual multi-media celebration of students’ stories from across the Irvine Unified School District. Each year the student-lead organization gathers together a selection of speakers and artists whose voices represent the theme of the event.

This year, the actual event will take place on December 15th, at Portola High School.

To enter:

  • Each piece must be related to this year’s theme, “Perspectives”
  • Entries can range from the visual arts, musical pieces, spoken word, or short films.
  • Entries are due by the end of the school day on November 26th and should be turned into the Irvine High ASB Office.
  • Each student who submits a piece should attach a post-it note that has their name, grade, school, and artwork name.

For more information, please visit: https://www.irvinetalks.com/


OSCC Human Rights Poster Contest!

See attached: Human Rights Poster Contest – Flyer

Scholastic Art & Writing Award and Scholarship opportunities



Start planning for the 2018-19 PTSA Reflections contest!

The theme is “Heroes Around Me”

For more details and contest requirements see: https://www.pta.org/home/programs/reflections/awards

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Irvine High School is pleased to announce its 2018-2019 Student Planner Cover Art Design Contest. Our students are inspired by their experiences and should be encouraged to submit artwork representing the spirit of Irvine High School and the IHS Values of Integrity, Honoring Yourself and Others, and Social Responsibility.  The winner’s artwork will be featured on the 18-19 Student Planner (on the cover), along with his/her name. In addition, the winner will receive a free school planner and school shirt.

We welcome a variety of media–both designs produced by hand, photo and/or computer graphic design.  Special consideration will be given to creative and original designs.  All artwork must be proportionate to 5 x 8 inches or larger.  We also ask that students submitting graphic artwork provide one of the following:

  1. an electronic high resolution digital JPEG (.jpg) copy of the artwork
  2. a scanned copy of the original artwork JPEG (.jpg)
  3. a printed/hard color copy of the design (unless the design is black and white)


  • Contestant must be a current IHS student
  • Artwork will be proportionate to 5 x 8 inches or larger (see attached guidelines)
  • Artwork should include the words- Irvine High School, 2018-2019, and planner
  • Email artwork jpg file titled: first+last name and student ID, and include written statement within the email to kellymolina@iusd.org
  • Artwork being submitted needs to be acceptable to all school rules
  • ONLY one submission per student
  • Entries received after the due date will not be accepted
  • A short written description or artist statement about the artwork is required (no more than 5 sentences)
  • Please make sure your name is not in/on the artwork itself. Your JPEG file should provide name. Original artwork should info attached on the back of artwork
  • Artwork should not have any copyrighted images- work should be completely original and your own.

DEADLINE: Entries must arrive via email or to the IHS upstairs office on or before Friday, April 27, 2018 to be voted on by IHS students and staff.

Save the date! The Irvine Fine Arts Center Exhibition will host an opening reception Friday, March 23 from 4-6. There will be an awards presentation, refreshments and AWESOME art of course! CONGRATS to the students whose art was selected. The Exhibition dates are March 23-April 14.

IMAGINATION CELEBRATION…start preparing your work and completing your entry forms! Due date is 4/13

Entry form: http://1000pieces.2018-imagination-celebration-2d-art-exhibition-entry-form.sgizmo.com/s3/

This form is for entries to the “1000 Pieces” exhibition which takes place at South Coast Plaza.  This form accepts entries for 2D (Two- Dimensional) art only in these categories: Traditional Media, Photography and Digital.  For all other exhibitions or information about the Imagination Celebration, please visit http://www.artsoc.org/imagination-celebration.htm

Before you proceed, please review the following:

  • Please have a unique and original title for each piece of artwork.  Works should not be named Unknown, Untitled, Matisse, etc.
  • Please submit only the best two to four pieces of each identical or similar project per class.
  • Submit only one or two pieces of art per student per category (Traditional Media, Photography, Digital).Before starting the entry form, please make sure you have the following information:
    • Public Schools—
      • Parent’s Name
      • Parent’s Email
      • Student’s Teacher’s Name
      • Student’s Teacher’s Email
      • School Name


If you are interested in submitting work for the IPSF sponsored Irvine Talks: “Be Human” in an effort to evoke awareness of the human condition, please speak with an Irvine High Visual Arts Teacher for info. Due date is 11/16.

IPSF Parents Appreciating Teachers & Staff art contest info

Human Rights Poster Contest 17-18

Directing Change: Program and Film Contest: Suicide Prevention // Mental Health Matters // Through The Lens of Culture // Animated Short // Sanamente SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE MARCH 1st, 2018 http://www.DirectingChangeCA.org

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Scholarships:



Reflections Contest Info


Reflections Rules

IUCPTA.Reflections Visual Arts Photography Film general requirements


See PDF attachment. Updated info coming as we get it!

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