All Kids Included District-Wide Student Art Competition

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2021 Competition Deadline: Monday, February 1, 2021

Click here to download the 2021 Contest Flyer

Download submission instructions and required forms below:

2021 AKI Art Contest Guidelines
Portfolio Inventory List Submission Form
Art Work Transfer Authorization Form

Celebrating Diversity, Inclusion and Empowerment

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 2021 is inspired by the book, I believe I Can by Grace Byers, illustrated by Keturah A. Bobo.  I Believe I Can is an affirmation for boys and girls of every background and ability to love and believe in themselves.  The poetic text and beautiful illustrations are an uplifting tribute to the limitless potential of all boys and girls to dream big and achieve their full potential.  Student artists should read the book for inspiration and depict the themes of diversity, inclusion and empowerment.

Click here to search the Miami-Dade Public Library System for I Believe I Can

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

Book Give-Away!  Contest Kick-Off Event:

  • Saturday, December 12, 2020 | 1-3 PM
    All Kids Included will be hosting a drive-through give-away of the book, I Believe I Can, Saturday, December 12, 2020 from 1-3 pm at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. This event is free and open to the public and books will be distributed while supplies last.  One book per family.  Masks or facial coverings are required to participate.

View press release: Drive-through book giveaway kicks off the 2021 All Kids Included student art contest

Contest Exhibitions

Contest Award Ceremony


Selected semi-finalists will be chosen to have their work exhibited and will receive a copy of the book, I Believe I Can.  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.

Art teachers submitting entries selected for 1st Place will each receive a $100 Blick Art Supply Card.
Art teachers submitting the entry selected for Best in Show will receive a $250 Blick Art Supply Card.

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