In celebration of GLBT Month, the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District sponsors "Over the Rainbow," a juried art competition created to encourage the participation of the public in showcasing their creativity in the visual arts. A single juror process is utilized for awards and for the selection of the work for exhibition, from young adults (6th grade - 12th grade) and adults.


  1. Open to all adults and teens (grades 6-12) living in Clark County, Nevada.
  2. Work must be original, not copied, and completed in the last two years.
  3. Size limitation: 5' X 6'.
  4. Wall displayed media must be framed and ready to hang with wire attachments.
  5. All submittals must have completed the Entry/Release Form at the time of submittal and attached the Entry Labels to the back of each one of the entries.
  6. The criteria of the submittals: 2D and 3D accepted, high quality craftsmanship, composition and technical skill of medium, as well as communicating the theme of: "a celebration of diversity, individuality and creativity in our community."
  7. Accepted work may not be removed prior to the closing date of the exhibit.
  8. The artwork may be used on print materials, the web site and future promotions for the competition. You will need to sign a release for this usage in order to participate. No entry will be accepted without the Entry/Release Form signed by the contestant and parent/guardian.
  1. ENTRY SUBMITTALS: Entries will be accepted at the following times;
    Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Thursday, June 13, 2013, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    Sahara West Library Art Gallery
    Sahara West Library Art Gallery

    No entry will be accepted after 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2013.

    Judging: Friday, June 14

  2. RETURN OF NON-SELECTED WORK: Date: Judging: Friday, June 14
  3. Artists are limited to a maximum of three entries. Sequential pieces such as diptychs and triptychs are considered and judged as one.


Best of Show Award/Adult: $125
Best of Show Award/Teen: $125
1st Place Award: $100
2nd Place Award: $75
3rd Place Award: $50

Cash awards made possible by the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation.

Installation: Monday, June 17, 2013

Awards Reception: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 5 p.m., Sahara West Library Art Gallery

Gallery Exhibit Dates: June 18 - August 27, 2013

Download Entry/Release Form