All Kids Included District-Wide Student Art Competition

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2020 Competition Deadline: Monday, February 3, 2020

Download submission instructions and required forms below:

AKI Art Contest Flyer 2020
2020 AKI Art Contest Guidelines
Portfolio Inventory List Submission Form
Art Work Transfer Authorization Form


Celebrating Courage, Difference and Friendship

The All Kids Included student art competition is open to all Miami-Dade students in grades Pre-K-12.  Students are invited to submit original art work depicting the competition theme and are asked to draw on the competition's selected book for inspiration.  Semi-finalists and finalists’ artwork will be exhibited at one or more Miami-Dade Public Libraries and/or during the All Kids Included Family Arts Festival.

The theme for 2020 is inspired by the book, The Boy Who Grew Flowers by Jen Wojtowicz, illustrated by Steve Adams.  The Boy Who Grew Flowers is a unique and inspirational story of courage, difference and friendship.  The beautifully illustrated book featuring ethereal paintings on textured boards is a wonderful story that celebrates the power of kindness. Student artists should read the book for inspiration and depict the themes of courage, difference and friendship.


Click here to view The Boy Who Grew Flowers at Miami-Dade Public Library System

For additional information contact Francine Andersen fran@miamidade.gov | (305) 375-5024.


2020 Contest Exhibitions

2020 Contest Award Ceremony


COMPETITION AWARDS:

Selected semi-finalists will be chosen to have their work exhibited at one or more Miami-Dade Public Libraries and will receive a copy of the book, The Boy Who Grew Flowers.  In addition, semi-finalists will be automatically entered into the AKI Student Art Competition finals (see below).

1st, 2nd, 3rd place and honorable mention winners will be selected from the semi-finalists for Pre-K, Elementary, Middle and High School levels to receive the prizes as outlined below, and to have their work exhibited during the AKI Family Arts Festival at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center.  A Grand Prize for "Best in Show" will also be chosen.  In addition, winning students will each receive a medal and an All Kids Included Family Arts Festival goodie bag during the awards ceremony to be held at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center on Saturday, May 2, 2020.

Grades 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
Pre-K $100 Blick Art Supply Card $75 Blick Art Supply Card $50 Blick Art Supply Card
Elementary School $100 Blick Art Supply Card $75 Blick Art Supply Card $50 Blick Art Supply Card
Middle School $100 Blick Art Supply Card $75 Blick Art Supply Card $50 Blick Art Supply Card
High School $100 Blick Art Supply Card $75 Blick Art Supply Card $50 Blick Art Supply Card

 

 

Honorable Mentions: $  25 Blick Art Supply Card
Grand Prize: $250 Blick Art Supply Card