This years theme

Not Gone & Not Forgotten

This year we are challenging the students of Wasatch High School to reach out to the older generations of the Heber Valley to create a piece of art inspired by their stories in the Heber Valley.

The Official Rules

Submitting any artwork to Heber Valley Life Magazine’s “Emergence” contest, participants accept and agree to follow the official rules for participating as well as the requirements for entry in the specific art category. Violation of any rules may, at the discretion of Heber Valley Life Magazine, may result in disqualification. Any and all decisions from the judges about the contest are final.


Students must be enrolled at Wasatch High School. Art Catigories: The available art category is studio art: Drawing, Jewelry, painting, pottery, sculpture, global art, graphic design and photography. Only one entry per student. See specific art category rules for varying entry requirements.

Grade Division:

Students must be enrolled in high school, grades 9-12. How to Enter: Students must submit artwork and student entry form on Heber Valley Life Magazine’s official website. All entrants must follow requirements according to their arts category. Deadlines will be posted on Heber Valley Life Magazine website.

Entry Requirements:

Specifically, new artwork inspired by current year’s theme.

Original work by the student entering in the contest only. The contest is based on indulging local student’s artist creativity, as such no help from adults or collaborations with other students are allowed. Other people may appear or model for the artwork, but the work must be the individual product of one student. Only one student can be recognized as the artist for each entry.

Every entry must have a title, different than the theme, and an artist statement. This must be between 10-100 words and it should tell of what inspired the work and how it can relate to the theme. The artist statement is just as important as the artwork! As well as the medium the artwork was created in. Using copyright material is not allowed, any plagiarism will be disqualified.

Finalist Selection and Notification:

Entrants are reviewed by local artists and community members. Each entrant will be reviewed on their ability to artistically show the theme, and their individual creativity. Parents or students may not contact reviewer to change any status of entry. Heber Valley Life Magazine will announce the finalists and honorable mentions on the website,, and the award will be to be the featured artist of the Heber Valley Life Magazine. Finalists’ art will be professionally photographed and will be published in the magazine with an interview of the artist.

Ownership and License:

The ownership of any submission will remain the property of the entrant but entering into the contest gives irrevocable permission for Heber Valley Life Magazine to display, copy, reproduce, enhance, print, sublicense, publish, distribute, and create derivative works. Heber Valley Life Magazine is not responsible for damaged or lost entries. By entering Heber Valley Life Magazine’s Emergence Contest, entrants accept all rules and regulations. 

**complete contest rules can be found in the forms**


November 15th
Submissions Due
Please get your artwork and paperwork submitted by November 15th to give us enough time to adequately judge your Artwork.
December 1st
Finalists Selections
The finalists will be chosen and notified on the 1st of December. These finalists will submit their original artwork to our office for further judging.
January 12th
Results Posted
The results will be posted on before the end of semester. The 1st place winner will be interviewed by Heber Valley Life.

Entering is this easy.

  • Download the Entry Forms
  • Fill them out completely
  • Upload your artwork and forms here online

step 1

step 2

Fill out the forms, on a computer using or print the forms out and fill out by hand.  Make sure that you fill out the entire form, entries with uncompleted forms will not be accepted. 

step 3

Rename your forms FirstLastName_form.pdf  Name your Artwork FirstLastName_artwork (.jpg or .png 1 to 5 pictures) You can upload the form and the artwork at the same time.


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