Young American Talent (YAT) is a Juried Visual Art Competition for North Texas High School students. It is organized by the Visual Arts Guild at Booker T Washington HSPVA and the H. Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery at El Centro College. The annual event encourages the pursuit of artistic excellence among Dallas area high school students by providing an opportunity to compete with peers, participate in a juried art exhibit and receive recognition in a professional gallery setting. Best In Show and each 1st through 3rd place category winner receives a monetary award. Last year 954 works were entered and approximately 120 were selected, yielding an inspiring collection of exceptional artwork by burgeoning members of the Dallas art community. Selected works from the upcoming 2020 competition will be displayed at El Centro College from February 24 – March 25, 2020.