All Kids Included District-Wide Student Art Competition

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Celebrating Inclusion, Interconnection, and Respect

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. 

The theme for 2023 is inspired by the book, You Matter, by Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Honoree Christian Robinson

In this full, bright, and beautiful picture book, many different perspectives around the world are deftly and empathetically explored—from a pair of bird-watchers to the pigeons they’re feeding.

Young readers will be drawn into the luminous illustrations inviting them to engage with the world in a new way and see how everyone is connected, and that everyone matters.

Student artists are asked to read the book for inspiration and depict the themes of inclusion, interconnection, and respect.

2023 Submission Deadline:  Wednesday, February 1, 2023


2023 Contest Submission Forms:

For additional information contact Ivette Dominguez
Para obtener ayuda en español, comuníquese con Ivette Dominguez

Sensory-Inclusive presentation of It’s Okay to Be Different performed by The Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia.
SUN NOV 6, 2022 at The Dennis C. Moss Cultural Arts Center

Click here to download the 2023 Contest Flyer

Click here to search the Miami-Dade Public Library System for You Matter

Click here to watch the PBS Kids Read-Along video of a reading by Christian Robinson on YouTube

Contest Award Ceremony

2023 Exhibitions

  • TBD

Resources from Simon & Schuster

Past Contest Awards & Exhibitions



Selected semi-finalists will be chosen to have their work exhibited and will receive a copy of the book, You Matter.  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.  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 goody bag.

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
Best in Show: $250 Blick Art Supply Card




Art Teachers:    
(all grade levels) Each student entry selected for 1st Place  $100 Blick Art Supply Card
  Student entry selected for Best in Show $250 Blick Art Supply Card