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Now Accepting Submissions!
December 1st — February 1st


THEMES FOR OUR UPCOMING CONTEST

Category 1: Impressionist Art
(Ages 7-10 as of February 1st)
Incorporate one element of Impressionism period art in your entry.
Here are a few elements common in Impressionism. Choose one to include in your artwork.


Category 2: Romantic Era Art
(Ages 11-14 as of February 1st)
Incorporate one element of Romantic era art in your entry.
Here are a few elements common in Romantic art. Choose one to include in your artwork.


Category 3: Baroque Art
(Ages 15-19 as of February 1st)
Incorporate one element of Baroque era art in your entry.
Here are a few elements common in Baroque art. Choose one to include in your artwork.

  • Dramatic color (Example)
  • Ornate settings (Example)
  • Intense light against dark, called “tenebrism” (Example)
  • Calculated markings (Example)

See Rules & Guidelines for important instructions!


CATEGORY 1 (ages 7-10 as of February 1)

Theme: Favorite Fable


First Place Winner


Ava Gray of Wildomar, CA
“Fame and Fortune”

Second Place Winner


Josiah Pint of Pacific Junction, IA
“The Foolish Fox”

Third Place Winner


Rachel Hartel of Clarksboro, NJ
“Leap for Your Life!”

Honorable Mention


Ethan Grinestaff of Richmond, TX
“Tantalized”

Honorable Mention


Eva Morrison of Purcellville, VA
“It’s Better to Yield”

Finalists

  • Friend or Foe by Andrew Blattert
  • An Easy Victory? by Henry Combs
  • The Milkmaid and Her Pail by Carys Duncan
  • Habits by Aftyn Hahn
  • Belling of the Cat by Emma Rose Ingenthron
  • The Woodsman by Mia Knutsen
  • The Crane by Hannah Lampley
  • The Free Wolf by Clayton Leszczynski
  • The Tiger and the Cranes by Gerard Portilla
  • Dine in Safety by Therese Portilla
  • The Ant and the Dove by Chloe Tu

CATEGORY 2 (ages 11-14 as of February 1)

Theme: Mixed Metaphors


First Place Winner


Elena Delzer of Suamico, WI
“A Stitch in Time Saves Nine Lives”

Second Place Winner


James Hoppe of Belleville, MI
“It’s as Plain as the Egg on Your Face”

Third Place Winner


Naomi Brown of Flemington, WV
“Rose Gold”

Honorable Mention


Aleah Murawski of Bethel, VT
“The Eye of a Thousand Miles”

Honorable Mention


Mary Robinson of Rutland, MA
“It’s as American as Killing Two Birds with One Apple Pie”

Finalists

  • Life is a Bowl of Roses by Abigale Bell
  • You Buttered Your Bread, Now Sleep In It by Charles Cornick
  • You Made Your Bed, Now Eat It by Lucille Cornick
  • He Who Lives by the Sword, Spoils the Broth by Laura Elizabeth Hone
  • Ahead of the Herd by Anna Rose Honea
  • The Apple Never Lands on Its Feet by Abby Lauer
  • Don’t Cross the Bridge before the Horse! by Lilian Shen
  • Beauty is in the Eye of a Needle by Mathilde Steenepoorte
  • He Was Watching Me by Annika Taylor
  • Silken by Annika Taylor

CATEGORY 3 (ages 15-19 as of February 1)

Theme: Words of Wisdom


First Place Winner


Madisen Meyer of Murrieta, CA
“We’re Okay”

Second Place Winner


Annika Greaney of Armed Forces Europe
“Behind the Mask”

Third Place Winner


Jeremiah Morrison of Purcellville, VA
“The Place Where Your Heart Finds Peace”

Honorable Mention


Abigail Dahl of Everett, WA
“The Urgent and the Important”

Honorable Mention


Carlos Stoner of Lewis Center, OH
“Saved from Hell”

Finalists

  • Behind the Mask by Amadeus Gaby
  • Born an Original by Juliana Haug
  • Gaily in the Dark by Christiana Hewlett
  • Hope by Zoe Kuecker
  • An Old Man by Silas Motyka
  • Lilies of the Field by Amber Newell
  • Lighting the Candles by Krysta Nordland
  • I AM Here by Suzi O’Shea
  • The Beginning of Wisdom by Emma Slippy
  • Elephant by Carlos Stoner
  • Wisdom Helps Others by Candace Telford
  • A Watched Pot Never Boils by Miriam Wilson