Students with colorful futures
Building upon the success of the annual Essay Contest, in 2017 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!
The 2018 Art Contest starts August 20!
2017 Art Contest winners!
Thank you to all of the charter school students who participated in the 2017 Midwest Charter Schools Art Contest! Over 1,000 students from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin shared drawings of where they would go and how they would get there if they could go “Up, Up, and Away!” Our panel of judges were inspired by so many great hopes, dreams, and ambitions. Now, we’re proud to announce the winners.