2021 Songwriting Contest Announced

We’re excited to partner again with George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts on the 2021 Scholarship Art and Songwriting Contest! The theme for the contest is “ALONE TOGETHER: Art in the Time of Pandemic.” Open to all Louisiana high school juniors and seniors, 10 young visual artists and three songwriters will be awarded $25,000 in college scholarships. Students are encouraged to reflect and explore their thoughts on this difficult year for inspiration.

For the 2021 Art and Songwriting Contests students are asked to consider the following questions when creating their original art and songs:

How has disaster and disease shaped art and music throughout history?

How has your life changed as a result of COVID-19?

What does social distancing and quarantine mean to you?

What has been the most difficult part of this year for you?

What do you miss most about life before COVID-19?

What is your hope for the future?

Deadline for this Songwriting Competition and Visual Art Contest) is April 9, 2021! Students may use the questions above as inspiration in creating their work or can interpret the theme in their own unique way. There is no GPA requirement, and it is not required that the student study art or music to be eligible for a scholarship award. All high school juniors and seniors in the state of Louisiana are eligible to apply. Visit the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts for more info on this contest!

Visit the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts website for more info on this contest!