Students with colorful futures
Building upon the success of the annual Essay Contest, in 2016 we launched the Midwest Charter Schools Art Contest for K-5 charter school students from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin. In that first year, nearly 2,000 students submitted artwork and shared their plans for the future. Our goal was to encourage kids to be creative and dream big -- and to help inspire adults to keep working hard to help kids turn their dreams into reality. We succeeded and were amazed to receive such an array of diverse ideas and talent!
TOGETHER we can...
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” - Helen Keller
Alone we can only do so much. But together we can speak louder, run faster, plan bigger, and accomplish more than we ever thought possible. Together, with a team, we can accomplish anything!
What is your dream? What would you want to see accomplished if you had a team of talented people to help you make it happen? You can pick something simple or something that would change the world ... or universe!
Be creative and send us a picture of your team of people working together and illustrating what they could accomplish. Submit your artwork for a chance to win!
We can’t wait to see your creation!
The Art Contest deadline is
October 31, 2019
We would love to have the hard copy of your artwork, but if you need to digitally send it, please fill out the form and upload your art!
Other ways to submit:
National Charter Schools Institute
711 W. Pickard St. Suite M
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Call us at (989) 317-3510
Please, include your
information with your artwork!
Student: Ashley Smith
Teacher: Mr. John Miller
School: Hope Academy
Contact Mike Smith (Dad):
Cell: (989) 555-999
Medium and Dimensions:
Students are encouraged to express their creativity, and may submit pictures made in crayon, pencil, paint, chalk, or any other medium that they choose. Pictures must be at least 8.5” by 11”, but may be larger. Electronic submissions must have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.
Who Can Enter:
The Institute’s Art Contest is open to all K-5th grade students in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin charter schools. Only one entry per student, please.
How To Enter:
Students can submit their artwork by mail, email, or by uploading their art on the “Submit Artwork” tab.
National Charter Schools Institute
711 W. Pickard Street, Suite M
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
All submissions must be submitted by October 31st. Winning entries will be announced the week of December 16th.
All submissions must include: the student’s name, the student’s grade, the teacher’s name, the school’s name, and either a telephone number or email address to contact the winners. Only one entry per student, please.
Entries will be reviewed by a panel of qualified judges. Winners will be selected based on the originality of their artwork (be creative and compelling); how clearly the theme is expressed; and overall artistic ability.
Entering the contest grants the Institute permission to publish the picture in whole or in part, and use inners’ names and photographs to publicize winning entries. Due to the anticipated volume of submissions, the Institute will not be able to return all artwork, but will work to accommodate individual, special requests.
Contact us at (989) 317-3510 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place winners in grades K-2 and 3-5.