Art and Photography Competition -

Celebrating the Good in Our Community

We recently moved to a larger facility in a much better location for our services, and we are working closely with the Northeast Tech students to help us with several needs in our new building. One of those needs is for something on our bare walls. The students in the program came up with a great idea – hold an art and photography competition that will feature works from people in our own community in our building. I love this idea! It really hits home with what we want to be as an agency – bringing out the best in people and celebrating their accomplishments.


In cooperation with the EAST program at Northeast Tech, we invite you to participate in our competition.

Who can participate?  Everyone!  There are  no restrictions.  

What can be submitted?  If it's original and will hang on a wall, it can be submitted.  RCYS reserves the right to withhold from display anything that its deems as potentially offensive or inappropriate for a family setting.         ALL SUBMISSION MUST BE FRAMED AND/OR READY TO HANG

What are the categories?  

             Digital Art - Any original piece made or significantly altered through a computer.  Enhancements to a photograph to improve the quality/color do not qualify as Digital Art.

             Traditional Art - Any original piece made without the use of technology, including but not limited to: paper, canvas, paints, pencil, graphite, crayons, etc.  

             Photograph - Any original photo not significantly altered.  Enhancements to improve quality/color is allowed.  


How do I submit my original artwork? All pieces must be submitted to Rogers County Youth Services, 1820 N. Sioux, Claremore, OK 74017 by 5pm on May 1st, 2019 with a completed submission form.  If under 18, parent or guardian must sign Art and Photo Release Form.  

What happens after I submit?  Judging will take place by a panel of community artists.  All art will be displayed at Rogers County Youth Services and winners will be announced on May 21st from 4-6pm.  Winning submissions will be displayed for at least one year.  Winning submissions may be returned to owner at owners request after May 21st, 2020.  All other submissions may be picked up from Rogers County Youth Services by artist or parent/guardian between May 27th through May 31st during regular business hours or by appointment after hours.  While every effort will be made to protect all submissions, RCYS cannot be responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged submissions.  All submissions may be displayed on social media. 

What do the winners receive?   Winners will receive a certificate/ribbon, will be acknowledged on social media and have their submissions  displayed at Rogers County Youth Services and our website with artist name.   

Where do I get the submission form?     Download here: