YTIO (Young Talent in Oklahoma)

Chair Contacts:

Jime Wimmer
Gayla Mitchell
Ranell Zurmehly


Young Talent in Oklahoma (YTIO) is an annual statewide high school art exhibition (grades 9-12) and high school senior portfolio competition. The top 10 senior portfolios earn scholarships and prizes. On average, 700 to 1000 artworks are submitted and approximately 150 – 200 are selected for the Young Talent in Oklahoma exhibition. For more information and to submit works into this year’s competition, please visit the new Young Talent in Oklahoma website.

Cost: $3 per individual artwork. $15 for high school senior portfolios
Submissions Open: January 20, 2018
Deadline: February 23, 2018
Accepted Media: Drawing & Painting media, 2D media (photography, collage, digital art), 3D media (ceramics and sculpture)

Important Dates:

January 20, 2018 – YTIO submissions open

February 23, 2018 – Deadline to submit artwork flashdrives/USB drives, paperwork, and entry fees by 7 pm. 

Saturday, Monday, March 3 – Judging

Monday, March 5 – Notification of accepted artworks. 

Saturday, March 10 – Accepted artwork delivery from 9 am to noon at Oklahoma Christian University in Edmond. 

Monday, March 26 – Exhibition open to the public. Location TBA.

Saturday, April 7 – Awards and closing reception from 2:00-4:00 pm.