The Young American Creative Patriotic Art Competition is a contest in which students grades 9-12 could create artwork that they believe expresses patriotism. There are four students that have entered the contest from New Haven High School: seniors Emma Engelbrecht and Michelle Bahena, and juniors Allie Young and Cecelia Malone.
Cecelia Malone was asked why she entered the contest, and her reply was, “I felt like I needed to. My grandpa was really proud of the country he served.”
The deadline for district level entries was March 31, and the judging will be done by April 10. If they win in the district level, their artwork will continue onto the state and national judges. At the district level, you could receive $50 for third place, $75 for second place, or $100 for first place. The overall winner will receive a reward that totals up to $21,000.
There are of course some requirements for the artwork. The pieces cannot be in digital or photo form. All artwork has to be on paper or canvas between the sizes of 8” x 10” and 18” x 24”. Participants must use pencil, pen, ink, crayon, watercolor, acrylic, tempera, oil, pastel, or charcoal. Artwork cannot be framed, but should be in stretcher frames, on canvas board, or matted on something white. The completed entry form and a typed explanation of why the artwork expresses patriotism should be on the back of the artwork.
Senior Emma Engelbrecht was asked what her favorite part about creating her contest piece was, and her reply was, “Seeing it all come together, and see it start to resemble what I had pictured in my mind.”
Good luck to all the participants who entered the contest.