2020 Youth Art Contest

2020 Youth Art Contest

2020 Youth Art Contest – Submissions Open

The 2020 Youth Art Contest is for young Indigenous artists ages 5-24 years old and gives them an opportunity to receive national recognition, funding for art supplies, and/or cash prize awards.

During what has been an exceptionally difficult year for so many of us, we believe that art can shine a light on the Native values that are helping us to navigate this moment and rebuild on the other side.

Art submissions must be inspired by this year’s theme and prompt:
“Be A Good Relative”

We’re inviting artists to submit a piece of artwork that speaks to this theme, illustrating what being a good relative means to them on any scale: as a family member, friend, community member, or citizen of the world. 

Submissions will be accepted electronically through the 2020 Youth Art Contest Entry Form.

Examples of submissions include, but are not limited to:
illustrations, paintings, drawings, photography, sculptures, beadwork, carvings, sewing, baskets, etc.

If you have questions about the 2020 Youth Art Contest, 

please contact Toni Sanchez at [email protected]

Prizes:

Winners will be selected from the following age groups and awarded the following prizes:

  • Ages 5-9: $250 gift certificate for art supplies
  • Ages 10-14: $500 cash prize
  • Ages 15-19: $500 cash prize
  • Ages 20-24: $1000 cash prize

Eligibility:  

  • Self-identify as Indigenous;   
  • Be between the ages of 5 and 24 years old by October 12, 2020;  
  • Currently reside in the United States; and 
  • Submit a high-resolution image of art.  

Each artist may submit one art submission to the 2020 Youth Art Contest. Artists may submit up to three (3) images of their artwork, displaying alternate angles and perspectives if needed. 

 

Submissions are due at 11:59 PM PST on September 30, 2020.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Toni Sanchez at [email protected].  

Rules & Guidelines:

By submitting an entry to the Native Americans in Philanthropy Art Contest, the artist accepts the following Contest Rules & Guidelines.  

Submissions

  1. The 2020 Youth Art Contest is sponsored by Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP).
  2. The contest is open to artists who:
    • Self-identify as Indigenous;
    • Will be between the ages of 5 and 24 years old by October 12, 2020; and
    • Currently reside in the United States.
    • Submit a high-resolution image of art.
  3. NAP is looking for art submissions to respond to and be inspired by the prompt: Be A Good Relative
  4. Artists must electronically submit a high-resolution photo of their art submission using the 2020 Youth Art Contest Entry Form located on the Entry Form tab.
  5. Each artist may submit one art work/piece for the contest.
  6. Artists can submit up to three (3) images for each contest entry to show different angles of the piece.
  7. Each submitted artwork must be the artist's own, original work and not a duplicate of any work found in books, magazines or other published works, including the internet. Computer generated images and traced images will not be judged. If any element of a submitted artwork infringes on the rights of another person, the entry will be disqualified.
  8. Examples of art submissions include, but are not limited to, images of: illustrations, photography, painting, jewelry, regalia, poetry, silversmithing, beadwork, sculptures, carvings, etc.
  9. Entries must be submitted by 11:59PM Pacific Time on September 30, 2020.
  10. Submitted art becomes the property of Native Americans in Philanthropy. NAP will possess the right to display, reproduce or use the submitted artwork at any time in the future without the prior approval of, or compensation of the artist or the artist’s parent, guardian or legal representative.

Selection

  1. A panel of Indigenous and non-Indigenous judges will select one overall winner from each of the following age categories: 5-9; 10-14; 15-19; 20-24.
  2. The judges come from a variety of tribes and ethnicities and have a passion for Indigenous art.  
  3. Judging will be done blindly.  
  4. The winner from each age category will be announced on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Monday, October 12, 2020. 

Guardian Consent 

  1. Artists under the age of 18 must have a parent, guardian or legal representative provide their electronic signature on the Art Contest Entry Form.

The Prizes 

  1. The overall winner for the 5-9 age group will be awarded a gift certificate valued at $250.00 for art supplies to support their creativity
  2. The overall winners from the 10-14 and 15-19 age categories will be awarded a $500.00 cash prize 
  3. The overall winner for the 20-24 age category will be awarded a $1000.00 cash prize 
  4. All qualifying entries will be displayed in the virtual gallery on the NAP Website. NAP will include the artist’s first name, age, and tribe.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Who can submit artwork?

Artists who: 

  • Self-identify as Indigenous; 
  • Are between the ages of 5 and 24 years old; and 
  • Currently reside in the United States.
  • Submit a high-resolution image of art.

What are the rules and guidelines for submission?

Click on the rules & guidelines tab on the left to view the 2020 Youth Art Contest Rules & Guidelines. 

Where can I submit my work?

Artists may only submit their work electronically, through the 2020 Youth Art Contest Entry Form


Do I need guardian consent?

If you are an artist under the page of 18, you must have a parent, guardian or legal representative provide their electronic signature in the “Acknowledgement of Terms” section at the end of the 2020 Youth Art Contest Entry Form


What kind of artwork is accepted?

Each submitted artwork must be the artist's own original work and may not infringe on the rights of another person. The 2020 Youth Art Contest will accept high resolution images of contemporary and traditional arts that answer the prompt: “Be A Good Relative.” Examples of submissions can include, but are not limited to, images of your paintings, drawing, pottery, photography, sculptures, and traditional works such as beadwork or regalia, carvings, etc.  


How many pieces of artwork can I submit?

You may submit one work in any of, but are not limited to, the following mediums: paintings, drawings, photography, sculptures, and traditional works such as beadwork, regalia, carvings, etc. 


When is the deadline?

The deadline to submit is 11:59 PM Pacific Time on September 30, 2020.  


What if I have questions about the 2020 Youth Art Contest?

Please contact Toni Sanchez at [email protected]

Please make sure you have read the Contest Rules & Guidelines on the tab on the left.

Submissions to the 2020 Youth Art Contest should focus on the theme, “Be A Good Relative”.

All artwork and submissions must be original works and be inspired by this year's prompt. 

By entering the 2020 Youth Art Contest, you agree to the Contest Rules and Guidelines as well as the Terms and Consent in this Contest Entry Form.

Submissions will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Execution of the theme - How well does the piece capture being a "good relative"?
  • Individual expression - Does the piece communicate the artist's specific, unique perspective?
  • Technical excellence - How impressive is the level of skill exhibited in the work?
  • Artistic merit - Is the piece aesthetically pleasing? Emotionally impactful? 

Deadline: Submissions are due September 30, 2020 at 11: 59 PST.


For questions, please review the
FAQ page tab on the left or contact Toni Sanchez at [email protected]


About the Artist

  • Submit Your Art

    Submit a high-resolution photo of your artwork, answering the prompt: Be A Good Relative
  • Photo Uploads

    You may upload up to three (3) high-resolution images of your art. This can include different angles or images of your submission.
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