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2018 High School Art Competition A Project of Bloomsburg University Foundation, Inc.

Encourge Young Artists

The Bloomsburg University annual High School Art Competition showcases the artwork of high school students from across the region. All participants are considered for exhibition, and juniors and seniors are eligible to win scholarships to Bloomsburg University or cash awards.

Faculty from BU's Department of Art and Art History review the visual art portfolios submitted by area high school students. For participation guidelines, contact professor Sue O'Donnell at 570-389-5339 or

Artwork from our 2017 winners is featured above.
1st Place: Brooke Kester, Danville
2nd Place: Erin Clarke, Danville
3rd Place: Michael Permyashkin, Lewisburg

Honorable Mentions:
Jenna Thomas, Lewisburg
Mikayla Wright, Danville
Julia Thomas, Lewisburg
Madi Vastine, Danville
Rainey Oldfield, Danville

Fund Creativity

Our goal is to raise $3,000 to help provide scholarship support for future recipients as well as ensure that former scholarship winners receive funding to continue their education at BU.

Past 1st Place Winners:
Linda Liu Yang, Danville (2016)
Hadley Wiktor, Danville (2015)
Merre Martin, Northwest (2014)

Past 2nd Place Winners:
Brooke Kester, Danville (2016)
Linda Liu Yang, Danville (2015)
Justin Phillips, Danville (2014)

Past 3rd Place Winners:
Hannah Shephard, Loyalsock (2016)
Vincent Kuhar, Bloomsburg (2015)
Taylor Weible, Garnet Valley (2014)

Past Honorable Mentions:
Sid Amadon, Bloomsburg (2016)
Hadley Wiktor, Danville (2016)
Anna Shamory, Selingsgrove (2016)
Olivia Hunt, North Penn Liberty (2016)
Evie Allport, Bloomsburg (2016, 2015)
Rachel Snyder, Danville (2015)
Olivia Greene, Southern Columbia (2015, 2014)
Ahlena Davies, Danville (2015)
Ava Guffey, Bloomsburg (2014)
Laura Chappell, Millville (2014)
Sarah Foster, Central Columbia (2014)
Abby Meredick, Danville (2014)

LEGAL STUFF: All gifts are considered charitable donations and tax deductible as allowed by law. Any excess funds raised will be used to ensure additional Art Department scholarship funding. The official registration and financial information of the Bloomsburg University Foundation, Inc. may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

Together We Can Make It Happen! Here's How:
BU Scholarship to 1st place winner $1,500
BU Scholarship to 2nd place winner $1,000
BU Scholarship to 3rd place winner $500
$1,025 Raised
34% towards $3,000 Goal

Supported by 4 Donations:

  • Silhouette
  • Vincent H.
  • Karl B.
    I Gave $100
    In honor of Vera and Jason.
  • BU Art Department
    I Gave $650
    In honor of Vera Viditz-Ward and Jason Godeke for their years of service. Good luck on your new adventures.