The 62nd Annual Voertman Juried Student Art Competition starts with a call for entries!

A time-honored tradition at the UNT College of Visual Arts and Design, the annual juried student art competition is in its 62nd year, providing yet another celebration of students' artistic achievement and promise. Started in 1960 by Paul Voertman, founder of Voertman’s store, the exhibition is juried annually by an accomplished arts professional and provides students with real-world experience. Since 1960, thousands of artists have exhibited their works, and hundreds have received cash prizes sponsored by Voertman's, 1314 W, Hickory St., Denton, Texas. This year's juror is artist Emmy Bright, who has an upcoming exhibition in the CVAD Gallery from March 21–July 8, 2023.

Voertman Competition Exhibition: Feb. 8–24, 2023
Cora Stafford Gallery, College of Visual Arts and Design, UNT Art Building

Award Ceremony and Exhibition Reception: Feb. 9, 2023, 5–7 p.m.


All currently enrolled CVAD students.

To Enter the Competition

All currently enrolled CVAD students can submit artwork for consideration by completing the online entry form.

Entry Fee

Entries are $5 for each artwork submitted; up to five entries may be submitted per email address.

Note: Payments are due no later than Dec. 3 using the link found on the online entry form.

Emmy Bright smiling at the camera, closely shorn dark hair, black glasses, blue button-down shirt.
Emmy Bright, juror

Online Entry: The entry form opens on Nov. 7, 2022
Deadline: Dec. 9, 2022 — only on-time entries will be accepted!
Entry-fee deadline: Dec. 3, 2022



What is a complete entry?

An entry includes

1) Completion of the online form and
2) Your receipt for payment of the entry fee(s) no later than Dec. 3.

Entry-Confirmation Email

You will receive an entry-confirmation email after you submit the online entry form with the subject line “Voertman Submission Received.” Please check your spam or junk folder if needed. Only on-time entries and payments will be accepted.

Important: Print your entry-confirmation email single-sided and take it to the CVAD Galleries Office, Art Building, Room 162, when you pay your entry fee. Show the entry-confirmation email at the CVAD Galleries office, which is located in the Art Building, Room 162, down the hall from the freight elevator.

Important Dates for Artists

  • Artists will be notified of acceptance to the shortlist during the week of Jan. 16–20, 2023.
  • Accepted artwork drop-off times are Jan. 25–27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Cora Stafford Gallery, Art Building, Room 100.
  • The exhibition will take place in the Cora Stafford Gallery on Feb. 8–24, 2023.
  • After the exhibit closes, artwork must be picked up Feb. 27–March 1, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Art Building, Room 100.


Contact the CVAD Galleries, 940-565-4316,, Art Building, Room 162.

Good luck with the competition!



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