We are proud to provide artists with $7,250 in awards. The following will be awarded in each of the five categories:

First Prize: $500

Second Prize: $300

Third Prize: $200


Additional Awards

The State Museum Purchase Award: up to $2,000

The State Museum Art Docents’ Choice Award: $250

William D. Davis Memorial Award for Drawing is provided by his family : $250

Awards are chosen in June, after the accepted works have been delivered and installed at The State Museum.

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission will officially announce the winners via press release/post to websites/social media channels concurrent with the opening reception/awards ceremony on June 23, 2019.

Award recipients will be contacted prior to the opening reception/awards ceremony and are asked to refrain from making their own announcements prior to the ceremony.