INSPIRE -- Scholarship Programs

2022 Patriotic Art Competition and Exhibition

Each year Carolinas Freedom Foundation sponsors a Patriotic Art Competition and Exhibition offering a unique opportunity for talented visual arts students to apply their creative skills and patriotic passions to produce artwork depicting what the "PATRIOTIC ART PROMPT" means to them.
Art Creation: Spring Semester 2022
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Entries Accepted: through May 27, 2022
              Deliver to: VAPA Center
                                    c/o Kay Tuttle or Joanne Rogers
                                    700 N Tryon St
                                    Charlotte, NC 28202

Judging and Installation:  May 28-30, 2022
Announcement: May 31, 2022
Exhibition: beginning May 31 at the VAPA Center

The patriotic theme for The 2021-2022 competition is:

to industry, nothing is impossible

highlighting the value of industry/hard work.

Those regularly engaging in 'hard work' recognize the truth in the Latin Proverb "To Industry, Nothing is Impossible". The United States of America was built by industrious individuals; Patriots inspiring citizenship and scholarship, relying upon volunteers and veterans, depending on farmers and first responders. With courage and commitment in their production, today's industrious patriots live out their mission and values. A commitment to excellence in all their work is the by-product of this long term perspective and passion.

Entry Rules

Entries must interpret the theme from a patriotic perspective, be two dimensional and no larger than 18" x 24" and may include water color, pastel, oil, acrylic, charcoal, pen and ink, pencil, collage, and ORIGINAL photography.

Due to an overwhelming interest in submitting digital artwork for the scholarship program, we have decided to allow submissions of this type to be entered as long as they are accompanied with verification of originality from a teacher or guidance counselor. A high quality printed copy must be included for your submission.  Please note that any plagiarised submissions will be immediately removed from consideration and entrants banned from future submissions. In the future, we will continue to explore how this medium can be part of the competition so that we can be inclusive of all forms of art.


High School:
1st Place $1,000 scholarship,
2nd Place $500 scholarship,
3 Honorable Mentions (Bronze Medals)

Middle School:
1st Place, 2nd Place, and 3 Honorable Mentions
Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals


For additional information:
Brittany Clark, Scholarships Chair