The 63rd Annual Paul Voertman Juried Student Art Competition & Exhibition 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 63rd 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 awards. This year's juror is curator, writer, and historian Glenn Adamson, Ph.D., the Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Lecture Series in Contemporary Sculpture and Criticism speaker this year.

Voertman Competition Exhibition: Jan. 30–Feb. 10, 2024
Cora Stafford Gallery, College of Visual Arts and Design, UNT Art Building

Award Ceremony and Exhibition Reception: Feb. 1, 2024, 5–7 p.m.
Awards: 5:15 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 in UNT SlideRoom.

Entry Limitations

Five entries maximum may be submitted per email address. Please use high-resolution images and include alternative text to describe each image.

Glenn Adamson smiling at the camera, closely shaved dark hair, dark gray button-down shirt.
Glenn Adamson, juror

Online Entry: The entry form opens on Nov. 10, 2023
Deadline: Dec. 8, 2023 — only on-time entries will be accepted!


Important Dates for Artists

  • Artists will be notified of acceptance before the start of the Spring 2024 semester.
  • Accepted artwork drop-off times are Jan. 17–19, 2024, 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 Jan. 30–Feb. 10, 2024.
  • The Awards Ceremony will occur on Feb. 1, 2024, from 5–7 p.m.
  • After the exhibit closes, artwork must be picked up Feb. 12–16, between 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Art Building, Room 100.


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Good luck with the competition!



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