Students Must Enter by Thursday, April 14th


Essex County, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. is inviting high school students from Essex County to participate in the first-ever Essex County Teen Arts Festival devoted to the visual arts. The festival will be held completely online and is free to enter. The deadline to enter is Thursday, April 14th.


“I am proud of the skill and creativity that our students exhibit in the arts, whether it’s on stage, in the studio or in the gallery. Our Essex County Teen Arts Festival is an opportunity to showcase the talent found in our 22 municipalities and share it with the public. We look forward to our teenage artists participating in this exciting event,” DiVincenzo said.


Entries may be submitted by individual high school students or teachers. Students entering the festival may submit only one entry. Each school is allowed no more that 20 works and five 3D works. The online entry form can be accessed by visiting


Photos of entries must be submitted in jpeg or png format; 300 dpi is recommended but not required.


Because the pieces will be accessible to the public in the online gallery, individual release forms must be completed for each student.


All entries must be submitted by Thursday, April 14th. For a complete list of festival guidelines and entry forms, please visit For more information, contact Event Manager Maressa McFarlane at [email protected].