The Air Force Services Center (AFSVC) presents the Air Force Art (2D) and Art (3D) Contest from 1 March through 30 April 2024. Entries are accepted at Winners are determined by a panel of qualified judges. Judging is based on impact, creativity, and technical expertise. Prizes are awarded to the top three in each of the five categories. This year, there are two types of art competitions: 2D Art and 3D Art.

2D Art is considered two-dimensional as a drawing, sketch, or painting. Accepted media include oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, mixed media, gouache, egg tempera, pen and ink, charcoal, colored pencil, scratchboard, markers, and metal point (no digital art).

3D Art is considered to be three-dimensional such as, sculpture, ceramic, pottery, clay, glass art, metals, jewelry, wood, fiber, and textile.

Artists may submit up to two uploaded photographs of their 2D and or 3D art entries per competition. The subject of the artwork is at the discretion of the artist but must be in compliance with the Official Rules of the contest. Entries are accepted at, beginning at 12 p.m. March 1, 2024 Central Standard Time (CST) and ending at 11:59 p.m. CST, April 30, 2024. It is the sole responsibility of the submitting artist to meet the deadline. Submission will not be accepted by any other method.

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Note: Digital Art and photography are not included in this contest.


Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners in each category.

  1. First Place: $500 Amazon Gift card
  2. Second Place: $400 Amazon Gift Card
  3. Third Place: $300 Amazon Gift Card

(Ages 6-17)

YOUTH CHILD: ages 6-8
YOUTH PRE-TEEN: ages 9-12
YOUTH TEEN: ages 13-17

(Ages 18+)

ADULT NOVICE: Individuals who are new or inexperienced to working in the approved media.

ADULT ACCOMPLISHED: Individuals who have higher levels of art skills obtained through experience, education, training or who operate as professional artists.

Winners will receive an Amazon Gift Card presented by their installation POC. If the winner is under the age of 18, a legal parent or guardian must be present with the youth to accept the prize. Acceptance of the prize grants the AF the right to use the winning submission in its entirety for any publicity, advertising, or promotional purposes without compensation.

The winner must comply with all terms and conditions set forth in the Official Rules. Winning is contingent upon fulfilling all such requirements.

No entrant can win more than one prize.

Official Contest Rules
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Authorized patrons of the Air Force MWR Programs are eligible to participate in the Air Force Art Contest. (IAW AFI 34-101) Air Force Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Programs and use Eligibility)

  1. Entrants in the Adult Category must be at least 18 years old at the time of entry.
  2. Entrants in the Youth Category must be at least six years old, but not more than 17 years at the time of entry. A legal parent or guardian must submit entries on behalf of Youth Category participants.
  3. FSS Commanders, Civilian Leaders, and FSS Marketing personnel may enter the contest but are not eligible to win prizes.
  4. Participants must meet all eligibility requirements determined in the Official Rules.
  5. Prizes will be awarded to eligible participants in the Adult and Youth Categories.
  6. Submissions that do not meet the requirements determined in the Official Rules are ineligible to win.
  1. Art experts selected at the discretion of AFSVC will evaluate and assign a score to each entrant’s artwork based on impact, creativity, and technical criteria. In the event no entries are received, no prize will be awarded. Determinations made by the judges are final.
  2. Winner Notification: Winners will be notified via the email address provided on the submission. This is the official method of communication used to notify winners. If a winner does not respond to an email notification within five calendar days, or if communication via email is otherwise unsuccessful, an alternate winner will be selected. The winner is subject to, including without limitations, verification of eligibility, in compliance with these Official Rules.
  3. All Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules. AFSVC will resolve tie breakers through further review and collaboration.

30 APRIL 2024!

Accepted Artwork/Media:

The contest is open to all artists working in two or three-dimensional painting, drawing, or modeling in the following media:

  • Oil
  • Watercolor
  • Acrylic
  • Pastel
  • Mixed Media
  • Gouache
  • Egg Tempera
  • Pen and Ink
  • Graphite
  • Charcoal
  • Colored Pencil
  • Scratchboard
  • Markers
  • Metal Point

Exclusions (unaccepted): Digital art and photography will not be accepted.