Call Board for Student Opportunities


Here you will find the latest contests, competitions and announcements of interest to our Visual Arts Students. Posts will be archived after the event or application deadline. Let us know if you have information you'd like to share here.


Students can also find details on exhibits, opportunities and applications online.


Figure Drawing at Creative Arts Center

Registration is open for figure drawing classes at Creative Arts Center. The class is designed for the serious high school student who wants to increase skills in drawing the human form. The six-week class begins September 29 and meets October 6, October 20, October 27, November 3 and November 10. The class is sponsored by the CAC and is NOT a DISD or BTW course. Get more information and register on the CAC website. Students and parents must sign a waiver to participate.

PTA Reflections

Reflections is a National PTA program that enables students to find a creative outlet in dance choreography, film production, Literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts. The program began in 1969, and more than 200,000 students participate annually.  

All BTW students are eligible to participate. The PTSA will announce the application timeline in September, but the 2023 theme is "I am hopeful because ..." 

The program is free, but either the student or a parent must be a PTA member to be eligible. If membership is an issue, please reach out to the Visual Arts Guild. We will ensure any student who wishes to participate is eligible. 

Did you know that BTW had a NATIONAL Reflections winner in 2022? You could be a winner in 2023. Check out the gallery of previous winners.


Applications are now open for YoungArts. Every year thousands of performing, visual and literary artists age 15-18 apply to YoungArts through its national competition. Award winners with distinction attend National YoungArts Week to collaborate with peers and develop their crafts with internationally recognized leaders in their fields. Award winners with distinction in their senior year are further eligible for nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts—one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students.

Award winners at all levels receive mentorship and financial awards; gain access to a lifetime of creativeprofessional development and funding opportunities; and become part of an uplifting, inter-generational community that helps artists connect, create and collaborate.

In 2023, BTW had several YoungArts finalists and two went on to be named U.S. Presidential Scholars.

Applications close October 13.

Texas Young Masters

10th-11th grade students should apply for scholarships to fund summer art studies. The application is due November 1. Visit the website for more details. 

Blue Print Gallery

11th-12th graders may submit an entry for a local competition at a professional gallery. Jurors select winners for cash prizes. Applications are due November 14. The link and application information will be shared with students in late October. Ms. Read is the faculty contact.