The Foundation for Black Heritage and Culture are inviting area schools to submit individual or group projects that represent their schools’ celebration of Black History Leaders!

The annual Black Heritage Art Student Competition is presented by Black Heritage Fest.   The exhibition, youth performances and reception give local youth a forum to showcase their artistic talents and honor black men and women who have made significant contributions to society and made historical accomplishments from Houston and around the world! Young people, families, community members and others will experience work at the Shrine 10 Bookstore located at 5309 Martin Luther King Blvd. Houston, TX 7702,  February 26, 2022.


Exhibition! Youth performances! DJ! Food! Vote for your favorite work of art for People’s Choice Award.


1st place- $300

2nd place- $200

3rd place- $100

Honorable Mention- $100

People’s Choice Award- $250

Log on for registration form and deliver back by February 18th. Contact Nicky, via email at or phone at 832-651-8135.

The Basics:

Here is the basic, need-to-know information.

  1. Fill out this form and send your submission by February 18.
  2. Representatives from Houston Arts community will judge your work and evaluate it based on these submission guidelines.
  3. Awards will be announced at the showcase on February 26.
  4. Your students’ work will be displayed at the Shrine Cultural Center on Saturday, February 26.
  5. Images of your students’ work may be included in future advertising or media publications to promote the exhibition.
  6. Emphasis is placed on Black History and African Diaspora all around the world.

Accepted Media Includes:

  • Paintings/Drawings/Collage
  • Photography (digital, black & white, color)
  • Audio/Video (animation, documentary, narrative, radio)*
  • Graphic Art (drawing, painting, computer graphics, etc.)
  • 3D (papier-mâché, sculpture, quilting, etc.)
  • Written (poetry, script, spoken word, comedy)

Entries should be Delivered to:

Shrine Cultural Center
ATTN: Richard Andrews

5309 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Houston, TX 77021

Digital files will be accepted on a flash drive. Please give us advanced notice of digital work entries.

or Email digital files to with Subject: Black Heritage Art Student Competition

Submission Guidelines:

  • Please submit original work. Five entries per school, please! 
  • Content: All artwork must be made by students in Pre-K to 12th grades and recognize the theme.
  • Quality: Work must have a basic standard of technical proficiency: audio must be loud and clear enough to hear; video must be bright and steady enough to see.  Please do not submit copyrighted materials.
  • Size and Duration Requirements: Entries are not limited in size.  Larger artwork will be displayed only if gallery space permits.
  • Audio/Video: Entries are limited to 8 minutes.  Please submit links to video or audio files or DVDs.

Notification & Prizes:

By March 6, 2020 all award winners will have received notification via email of prizes winnings. After work has been displayed at the Creative Alliance, artwork will be returned to participating schools and groups along with winnings.

  • All artists will have the opportunity to present their work on Saturday, February 26 at 2PM.


Supporting our communities across the Greater Houston area is at the core of everything that we do. We rely greatly on the contributions of our volunteers to make this happen year-round. FBHC volunteers come from all walks of life to help support several of the foundation’s programs, events, campaigns, and social initiatives. 

If you have a heart for the community and making a difference where it matters the most, we welcome you to complete this online form and join our team today!


Phone: 832.651.8135
Address: 5309 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Houston, TX 77021


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