Art Contest

WonderWorks Art Contest 2021-2022

WonderWorks is now accepting art submissions from Smoky Mountain area students to be featured in SMART: Smoky Mountain Youth Art Gallery located inside WonderWorks Pigeon Forge. WonderWorks is looking to expand its illusion art gallery with a special section for budding young artists.

This year’s contest theme is: Imagination

What lives in your imagination? Whether you envision a world much different than your own or dream about fantasies beyond reality, WonderWorks encourages young artists to create a piece of work that expresses the magic of their imaginations.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Submission Guidelines:

  • Artwork can be no larger than 18” X 24” and must be able to be placed in a flat frame (i.e., no raised canvases, 3D elements or sculptures).
  • Digital artwork is not eligible.
  • A photo of your artwork must be uploaded with your application.
  • Artwork must be original. Original artwork is defined as such that it is unique in concept, design, and execution.
  • Artists must be willing to loan their piece to WonderWork to be displayed in the facility. Each piece will be displayed in a lockable frame.
  • If your work is selected, you must be willing and able to drop off your piece at WonderWorks or ship it to the location. The same rules apply for pickup.
  • WonderWorks reserves the right to photograph any artwork displayed.
  • Teachers submitting work on behalf of their student(s) are asked to limit the number of similar submissions. We ask that teachers submitting work from an in-class unit submit a maximum of 5 pieces per unit/theme.


Winning submissions will be on display in the WonderWorks art gallery for a year. Winners will also receive four complimentary tickets to see their work on display in the gallery.


Applications for the 2021-2022 Art Contest have closed at this time. We hope to see your artwork in our next round!