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The Gaybor District Coalition of Ybor City is sponsoring a juried student art competition that will award a $1000 scholarship to an HCC art student (or team of students). This year's project is to decorate or paint a rooster, symbolic of the roosters you see around south Ybor City.

From all of the applicant designs, ten (10) finalists will chosen to put their designs on a real rooster statue. Each finalist will receive a bookstore scholarship. The winner of the competition will recieve the scholarship to assist with Summer or Fall tuition and fees at HCC.The roosters will be put on display in the HCC Art Gallery and displayed around Ybor City beforing being auctioned off for charity.

Only students who are currently taking or who have completed an HCC art class are eligible to apply. Other criteria and information are in the links below.

Scholarship Poster with deadlines and dates

April 12, 2013 - Deadline for submission by the HCC Ybor City Students. Bring submissions to the Ybor City Campus President's Office (YBOR 127).

April 15, 2013 - Students are notified that they are chosen to design the roosters which will already be at HCC Ybor Art Work room.

April 29, 2013 - Finished roosters are sent to the HCC Ybor City main gallery for set up of the Gallery Opening.

May 2, 2013 - Roosters of Ybor Gallery Opening 5 PM - 7:30 PM.

May 10, 2013 - Roosters are moved to the 10 sites as a Public Art Display.

June 13, 2013 - Rooster are sold in a silent auction tentatively set for Bradley's on 7th 5 PM - 8 PM.


Scholarship Application Packet with criteria, forms, and rooster diagram

If you have questions about this scholarship competition, please email Rich Kerin at