The Western Governors’ Association is proud to announce the fourth annual “Celebrate the West” regional art competition challenging high school students to create works inspired by their state is now open. WGA’s visual arts challenge is open to high school students in WGA member-states and three U.S. Territories in the Pacific served by the nonpartisan policy association. (Complete list of states below.)

Entrants from WGA member states will create original two-dimensional artwork inspired by their state or informed by living in the West. Students may draw ideas from a variety of sources, including state history, landmarks, natural resources, National Parks and Monuments, people, communities and culture.

Winning artists will receive cash prizes and their works will be displayed at an upcoming WGA Governors’ meeting, as well as on the WGA website. For more information about the competition, visit the WGA’s website about the competition.