The 2018 Retail As Art Competition is now open for entries!
About Retail As Art
Retail As Art is an annual scholarship contest designed to showcase the very best photographic interpretations of “Retail as Art” from Dallas-Fort Worth area high school students. The purpose of this event is to showcase the best local photographic talent, celebrate and capture the true essence of retail, and reward the winners and their schools for their talent and efforts.
Three winning entrants receive monetary college scholarships and earn their high schools a donation to its arts/photography department.
The first “Retail as Art” invitational was held in Dallas in 2008. The contest started small with only five student participants from one high school — Booker T. Washington School for the Visual and Performing Arts. Over the years, the word has spread and the contest has grown to include students from 12 DISD high schools and two private schools. In 2012, more than 70 high school students submitted photos of signage, store design, merchandise, shoppers, retail employees and more.
The contest has since expanded to include high school students from around the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.
Mickey and his wife Temple Ashmore started Retail As Art in 2008. As a former high school teacher turned real estate professional, Mickey is passionate about education, kids, and retail. He created Retail As Art with the purpose to showcase the best local photographic talent, celebrate and capture the true essence of Dallas retail, and reward the winners and their schools for their talent and efforts. Mickey sees the contest as a creative outlet for students interested in pursuing real estate, retailing and photography career paths.