2021 Young Adult H.S. Art Contest Plans are Underway

The 2021 YAAC is scheduled for Friday, March 12. We are currently working on how the contest can be safely be organized. Below are the contest rules  from 2020. We anticipate few changes.  Once decisions about addressing COVID-19 concerns are determined, we will post information on how to apply.


Students in grade 9-12 are invited to participate in the annual Young Adult H.S. Art Contest - an event sponsored by the Naperville Woman's Club since the 1960s.  High school students residing within the boundaries of School Districts 203 and 204, including those being home-schooled or attending private high schools, are eligible to submit creative works in any of the following categories:


1)  Original 2D Artwork in pencil, pen & ink, collage, mixed media, paint and pastels (original works only; no copies or reproductions of the original work)

2)  Photography and Computer Art

3)  Original 3D Artwork, i.e., sculpture, pottery, jewelry.


There is a  limit of three entries per category per student.


Entries are due by Noon on Wednesday, March 11 and can be dropped off at the NWC Clubhouse, 14 S. Washington Street, Naperville, IL  60540.  Please see flier for more information on other dates/times when the Clubhouse will be open to accept entries.


First ($100), second ($75), and third ($50) place awards will be given in each category in addition to 20 overall Honorable Mention ribbons and prizes.  Entries will be judged on the following criteria:  technique, concept, and composition. A new prize beginning in 2019 will be a "Best of Show" award.


An awards ceremony and public reception displaying all students' entries will be held on Friday, March 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the NWC Clubhouse.  All students, teachers, families and friends are invited to attend.

2020 Young Adult H.S. Art Contest

Unfortuately our reception was cancelled for 2020 due to the Coronavirus. The submissions and judging did proceed. Enjoy the works of students who received the Best of Show, 1st Places, 2nd Places, 3rd Places, and Honorable Mentions.  Our student's talent is amazing!


Best of Show, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Places

Honorable Mentions