Category Archives: Art Contests

PTA Reflections Program 2011-2012

Diversty Means…

The PTA Reflections Program encourages students in all grade levels to pursue artistic expression.  Rosa Parks-Edison students can enter thier best creative work to illustrate this year’s theme– “Diversity Means…” — in six categories: visual arts, dance choreography, film/video production, musical composition, literature and photography.  Each project must be the original work of one person only, but students may ask for advice from their classroom teachers and special teachers in the areas of art and music.

To participate, please complete the form sent home and return it to your teacher.  Within two days, you’ll recieve an entry packet with the program rules and registration information.  You may entre more than one category, and you may have more than one entry in a category.

All entries will be judged by a panel of experts in January 2012.  School-level winners in each category will advance to the Indiana PTA Reflections Program.

Projects are due on or before Tuesday, December 13th, 2011.
If you have any questions about the PTA Reflections Program, or need an additional entry form, please contact Manda Newlin, 317.881.7581 or


Summer Class Opportunity: Beech Grove Clay Works

I just passed a flyer on a hallway bulletin board and thought I’d post the info!

Kids Summer Art Classes at Beech Grove Clay Works
$125 pers child per session
Ages 7-12

Visit or email me for more info!

Art Contest Opportunity

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is hosting their annual Healthy Reasons to Say No to Drugs Contest for all Marion County students in 4th and 5th grade.  This contest offers students an opportunity to win up to $500 in savings bonds. 

There are two categories- poster and essay.  Work is due to Mrs. Vance by Friday, Oct. 29th.  The top  posters and essays chosen by Mrs. Vance will be submitted to the contest.

Contest Details:
Participants: 4th and 5th graders
Categories: Essay (300 words or less) and Poster (approximately 17″ x 14″, no larger than 18″ x 24″)
Student Incentives:
1st Place: $500 savings bond in each category
2nd place: $300 savings bond in each category
3rd place: $200 savings bond in each category
Honorable Mention: $100 savings bond- 10 winners in each category

1.  Entires should be positive, creative, and neat.
2. Entries must be related to the theme. (Any negative theme or negative representation will be disqualified.)
3. Teachers and parents should give guidance only.
4. All entries must be turned in to Mrs. Vance by the end of the school day on Oct. 29 with a note that shares the following information (Mrs. Vance will fill out entry form): student name, address, city, zip, home phone, social security number (needed to awared savings bonds- if you are not comfortable with sending this in, but could share it over the phone, please call Mrs. Vance to do so)  and student’s grade level.

The winning posters will be used to create a 2011 calendar.

If you have any questions about the contest, please call Mrs. Vance at 789-2950.

Township Holiday Card Contest

From Our Township Office: 

It is that time of year!  Halloween is over, and it is time to be thinking about the holidays.  We again this year will be having a Holiday Card Contest. Entries are due to the art teacher by Nov. 20. 

Here are the guidelines for the contest:
-Cards need to be designed by students.
-One entry/card will allowed per art teacher.
-Students may not use gold or glitter.
-Artwork cannot be larger than 10 inches X 14 inches.

The winning artist will be recognized at a future school board meeting and will receive a cash prize.  The winning card will also be used at the district card this holiday season.  If you have questions, please call or email your art teacher!

Indiana Association of Principals Art Contest

The Indiana Association of School Principles, Department of Student Programs, is pleased to announce its 8th annual art contest for students grades K-12.

Art mediums include:

Photography: Digital or film, color or black and white
Painting: oil, acrylic, or watercolor
Drawing: charcoial, pen and ink, pencil, marker or crayon

With each artwork entry, students must write a 100 woord narrative explaining the role that arts play in his/her life.

Entries can be no larger than 8 1/2 inches by 13 1/2 inches.  Only 2-dimensional artworks can be considered in judging process for display at Riley Hospital.  Be sure to package carefully to ensure no damage in mailing.  Submitted artwork becomes the property of IASP as a non-exclusive image.  Entry in the contest constitutes permission for IASP to use the artwork for publication and display.  Non-winning entries may be picked up at our office or returned if stamped, self-addressed packaging is sent with entry.

Deadline for entry is Dec. 19, 2009.  All reasonable care will be taken in handling entries.  IASP cannot be held responsible for damage to, or loss of, artwork.

All artwork will be judged anonymously by DSP Advisory Board members and volunteer art instrcutors.  Artwork and entry forms will be numbered upon receipt.  Judging will be based on subject, creativity, and narrative.

Limit 2 entries per person.

Winners will be announced by March 20,2010.

-18 “Art for Riley” designess: Six students at each level will have their entries displayed at Riley Hospital for Children thorugh our annual Art for Riley initiative.

-12 IASP Office Selections:  Four students at each level will have their artwork displayed at the IASP Conference Center for all IASP members, sponsors, contest entrants and guests to enjoy.

You must ask for an Official Entry Form form your art teacher!!