S.C. Office of Rural Health opens annual art competition

Winner to be featured prominently in National Rural Health Day celebration

Submission deadline: Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET)

Backroad Evening by Spartanburg artist Amy Weaver, the 2021 competition winner. Provided image.

The 2022 South Carolina Office of Rural Health Art Competition is open, and wants to hear from #SCartists.

Each year, they solicit 2D artwork from artists living in South Carolina for consideration as the official imagery for their celebration of National Rural Health Day in November.

The art they want includes all visual art forms and photography, including (but not limited to!) watercolor, digitally altered pieces, paintings, photos, drawings, illustrations … and even NFT artwork that’s printable. Winners will be determined by a panel of local artists and announced in June.

This year, they’re asking #SCartists: what does rural South Carolina mean to you?

Participants must complete the form on their website and submit artwork on or before 11:59 p.m. on May 31.


What we haven’t mentioned yet are prizes. You’ll want to know about the prizes.

  • First Place: $500 and recognition as the artist for the official design of South Carolina Office of Rural Health’s annual National Rural Health Day celebration.
  • Second Place: $300
  • Third Place: $200

Here’s one more link to learn more, for good measure.