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The Art of Living Together


Calling all dedicated young artists and thoughtful minds! Prepare to embark on a journey of profound self-expression as you participate in our prestigious Art Contest. This competition challenges students to delve deep into the contemplative theme of

This contest theme invites high school and college students to explore the ways in which their art can promote harmony, peace, and mutual understanding. We encourage students to reflect on their unique experiences and perspectives in their "Art of Living Together" submission.

The Art of Living Together


Three Categories


For those who want to express what's in their mind


For those who want to capture that one perfect moment


For those who want to direct that one thought


The awards for winners vary based on the category and placement. Here are the awards for high school and college/university students in the Drawing/Painting, Photography, and Videography categories


1st Place

For all three categories each for both high school & college students


2nd Place

For all three categories each for both high school & college students


3rd Place

For all three categories each for both high school & college students



Honorable Mentions

For all three categories each for both high school & college students


Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who can participate in the Art Contest?

Any High school, college, and university students in the DFW Metroplex area are eligible to participate.

2. What is the theme of the Art Contest?

The theme of the contest is "The Art of Living Together"

3. What are the subtopics for the theme "The Art of Living Together"?

Subtopics include embracing diversity, advocating for justice and peace, uniting through inclusion and gender equality, and becoming global citizens.

4. What is the timeline for the 2023-2024 Art Contest?

  • Kick-off Date (Call for Submissions Opens): October 2, 2023

  • Submission Deadline: February 20, 2024

  • Judging Period: February 21 – March 10, 2024

  • Finalists Announced: March 19, 2024

  • Awards Ceremony and Exhibition: April 7, 2024 (Tentative)

5. When and where should the physical artwork be delivered?

The artworks must be delivered to Dialogue Institute Dallas at 1416 E. Collins Blvd. Richardson, Texas 75081 by February 20, 2024.

6. What types of art forms are accepted for submissions by students?

Students can submit artwork in various forms, including

  • Painting/Drawing/Digital Art

  • Photography

  • Video

*Each of the three categories will be judged and awarded separately.

7. Do high school students and college/university students compete against each other in the contest?

No, high school students and college/university students will compete separately.

8- What are the awards for the winners?

You can check awards > Here <


Three Categories

Drawing/Painting Category Rules:

1.    Submissions may use any two-dimensional medium, including Drawing, Painting, Collage, and Graphic Design.

2.    Original work must measure 16” x 20” and should be either mounted on an illustration board of equal size, preferably in black, or presented on a canvas of the same dimensions.

3.    Each student can submit one entry per category: drawing/painting, photography, and video.

4.    ALL ART SUBMISSIONS MUST BE REGISTERED ONLINE at and physically received at 1416 E. Collins Blvd., Richardson, TX 75002 by February 20, 2024.

5.    Artwork must be unpublished, completed by one person, an original concept not copied from copyrighted material. Before shipping, complete a submission form at (select your category and level) and receive a code.

Photography Category Rules:

1.    ALL PHOTOGRAPHY SUBMISSIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE at . Submit well before the deadline to account for potential technical issues.

2.    Actual photos should be 8” x 10”.

3.    Photography work includes color and black & white works.

4.    All images must be two-dimensional, original, and not appropriated from any other resource unless dramatically altered.

5.    Artwork must be unpublished and completed by one person.

Videography Category Rules

1. Your video should effectively communicate the contest theme, "The Art of Living Together," delivering a clear and compelling message. Ensure your content is appropriate for all audiences.

2. Videos should be a minimum of 1 minute and a maximum of 2.5 minutes. Each participant or team may submit only one video entry.

3. Videos must be submitted in .MP4, .MKV, or .MOV formats and are at most 256MB in size. Ensure that your video is of sufficient quality for viewing. To submit your video, visit

4. Videos should be original; avoid using copyrighted material without proper permission.

5. By submitting your video, you grant Dialogue Institute Dallas the right to use, copy, and display your video for promotional and informational purposes.

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