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Young Artist Showcase

The Young Artist Showcase is a program that recognizes students in 6th through 12th grade who excel in the areas of art, music, writing, dance and drama. Professional judges are enlisted to judge the entries in each discipline, and trophies and ribbons are awarded to the winners at each school’s end of the year awards program along with the sports and academic awards that are traditionally given by the schools. This program fills a gap in local awards programs, showing students that they can be rewarded for excellence in the arts and creates an incentive for students to achieve excellence.

The Young Artist Showcase is a program that allows local students to demonstrate their talent in the areas of fine arts, music, writing, dance (some years), and theater. Students must be:

  • in 6th through 12th grade

  • enrolled at BMS, St. Louis, BHS, or OA; or homeschooled within the BCSC district; or part of a family that are current members of the BAAC


Student entries are evaluated by professional judges in each category and those students who excel are recognized at their school's year-end awards presentation. This year's categories available for student entries are:


Young artists can submit artwork through their school's art teacher for evaluation in the areas of 2D, 3D, Digital Art, and Photography.


The musical performances will be held on a school day in January of each year. This is a non-competitive performance opportunity for students. Students have the opportunity to perform a solo or ensemble piece for a panel of highly-qualified and respected judges. The judges use a modified ISSMA rubric to provide feedback to the young artists on technique, musicianship, and accuracy while providing comments for improvement and growth. Local music teachers can help find fitting music for young musicians.    


Students can submit a creative writing essay for evaluation in February each year. Entries are judged within each school.


Area judges attend regularly scheduled middle and high school drama performances to evaluate young thespians. 


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