Student Creativity Showcase

Students Win Summer Camps & Scholarships!

The student entry deadline has passed. Stay tuned for announcement of our Finalists!


  • To invite students across the DFW Metroplex to show us how they express their creativity through Visual Arts, Performing Arts, or STEM disciplines.

Open to:

  • All students 2nd -12th grade


  • Open Submissions: Students are invited to upload images, videos, and electronic pieces. This initial round will be reviewed and finalists will be selected in each category.
  • Finalist Judging: Finalists will be asked to drop off physical entries at SPARK! for juried voting – both by a judging panel and the online community. Finalists will receive information to encourage friends and family to vote.
  • All finalists’ entries will be on display at SPARK! during the Student Creativity Showcase Awards Event on Saturday, May 6. Teachers, classmates and families of the winners are invited to see the creative works and hear the announcement of winners for each category. 
  • Winners selected by May 2 and announced at the event on May 6. 


November 28, 2022 Submissions Open
January – February, 2023 SPARK!Shop Mentoring Sessions for students to receive guidance on entries. See listings here.
April 5, 2023 Submission Deadline
April 6 – 12, 2023 Judging Round 1
April 13, 2023 Finalists Announced
April 15 – 23, 2023 Finalists submit physical pieces for Round 2 judging
April 24 – 28, 2023 Judging Round 2
May 6, 2023 Student Creativity Showcase Awards Event at SPARK!


A SPARK! T-Shirt and 4 Admission Passes to SPARK!

Judges’ Choice:
A SPARK! T-Shirt and 12 Admission Passes to SPARK!

Best of Show:
The Best of Show winner for grades 2-5 will receive one week of summer camp at SPARK!
The Best of Show winner for grades 6-8 will receive a $500 scholarship to be used to continue their creative development.
The Best of Show winner for grades 9-12 will receive a $1,000 scholarship to be used to continue their creative development.
Each Best of Show winner will be paired with a professional in their field of interest for a half-day mentoring session. This is a hands-on experience customized for each Best of Show winner and will be scheduled based on mutual availability for both the winner and the professional.

People’s Choice:
This winner gets the opportunity to lead a creative, pop-up activity at SPARK! for a weekend in 2023. The People’s Choice winner will also receive 8 admission passes to SPARK!

Click here for a detailed overview of the program, eligibility, and prizes.