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View PREVIOUS WINNERS | 2011 Application Information

Timeline for Submissions:
University Membership Form
March 18, 2011
Online Student Nomination Form
March 25 2011
Online Student Submission Form
April 15, 2011



The ISC established the Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award program in 1994 to recognize deserving sculpture students and to encourage their continued commitment to the field of sculpture.

Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award is organized by ISC, sponsored in part by Gertrud and Heinz Aeschlimann, Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation, Grounds For Sculpture, Johnson Art and Education Foundation, and the Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation.

The jurors for the 2011 awards are:

Brooke Kamin Rapaport: Independent curator and writer

DeWitt Godfrey:
Sculptor and Director of the Institute for Creative and Performing Arts at Colgate University

Jon Lash:
Sculptor, master of "lost wax" casting, and the Director of the Digital Atelier


Nominating Institutions:
Educational institutions with current ISC University Memberships are eligible to submit up to three (3) student nominations. If you need to join or renew as a University Member, please fill out the University Membership Form and return by mail with payment and student nominations, or you can renew or join online by clicking here. There are no additional fees to participate in the Student Awards Program. If you are unsure about the status of your membership, please contact us at 609.689.1051 x 301 or email

Student Nominees:
Nominees must be students working towards a BA, BFA, MFA or certificate from an established and reputable art school. The ISC reserves the right to decline entries from schools deemed inappropriate for this program.


Student Winners will receive the following:

  • Inclusion in the Fall/Winter 2011/12 Exhibition at Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey.
  • A photograph of their work and a brief biography (including the name of the faculty sponsor and the nominating institution) published in Sculpture magazine and the ISC’s website.
  • A chance to win a Residency in Switzerland to study with world-renowned sculptor Heinz Aeschlimann.
  • A one-year ISC membership, which includes subscriptions to both Sculpture magazine and the ISC members-only supplement Insider, which features job listings, calls for artists and other opportunities for sculptors, as well as On Record, which includes announcements of members’ accomplishments.
  • A color catalogue published by Grounds For Sculpture of the award winning sculptures.
  • A free listing in Portfolio, the ISC's online registry of sculptors at
  • Inclusion in the first traveling Student Awards show, to be hosted by arts organizations across the country.  Details to follow.
  • Insurance of their art work during the group exhibition. Shipping coverage to be determined on an individual basis.
  • Discounts on ISC sponsored conferences, art periodicals, supplies and services.
  • An award certificate and letter from the ISC.
  • Invitations to Grounds For Sculpture's private opening reception.
Educational institutions of awardees will receive the following:
  • Recognition in Sculpture magazine in conjunction with the student awardee's art work and biographical information.
  • Invitation to spotlight the institution’s program(s) on the ISC’s website,, which receives over 100,000 hits a day.


Faculty Sponsors:
Faculty Sponsors must fill out a Student Nomination Form and submit up to three (3) nominees per school by March 25, 2011. Then, each student must sign up online and upload up to three images of work(s) as well as provide a current resume (not to exceed 1 page) and artist statement (not to exceed 1 page) by April 15, 2011.

Student Nominees:
Students must include their School/University's ISC membership number on their online submission form. Each student nominated must complete the Online Student Submission Form and submit by April 15, 2011.
- Up to three (3) images can be uploaded
- Current resume (not to exceed 1 page)
- Artist statement (not to exceed 1 page)

Rules of Submission:

Submissions to the Student Awards competition are completed digitally. Students must submit their work(s) online.

Winners will have to submit 300 dpi images for publication.

Each sculpture submitted must be available for exhibition for the duration of the traveling exhibition, through 2012. There will be no substitutions.


All materials representing awardees’ work will be retained by the ISC archives.
Works submitted by nominated students must be completed and not in developmental stages.
Site specific installations must be adaptable to Ground For Sculpture's gallery space.
Artwork must be able to endure a year long exhibition with no maintenance requirements.
Artwork size limitation of 10 feet in any direction.