INSPIRE -- Scholarship Programs

2023 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:  January 30 - April 24, 2023
Entries accepted April 24-28 only; no late entries.

Exhibition Details Forthcoming

The patriotic theme for The Spring 2023 competition is:

Responsibility is the price of freedom

highlighting the value of responsibility.

Elbert Hubbard, a 19th century American writer, likely had no concept of how profound his statement "Responsibility is the price of freedom"  would prove to be in the 21st century.

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 or digital painting*.

*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 plagiarized 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