Your students are invited to join TN students from across the state to participate in the annual Youth Art Month flag design contest. This year’s theme is “Art is a Visual Journey.” Please support Youth Art Month and TAEA by participating in this year’s flag contest with your students.
Youth Art Month is a nationally observed celebration of the visual arts and is observed each year during the month of March. Its goal is to emphasize the value of visual art education for all children and to encourage support for quality school art programs.
Flag entries will be divided into four different grade levels: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, and High. Each teacher can submit up to 10 of your best entries (please no more than 10). A winner will be chosen for each level. The winning student flag designers and their teachers will receive prizes courtesy of Sargent Art. From these four winners, an overall Grand Prize winner will be selected. The Grand Prize winner’s design will be made into the Tennessee YAM flag, which will represent Tennessee at the National Art Education Conference this year. This year's prizes include a $1500 cash prize for the winning student and $2000 worth of art supplies for her/his art teacher.
Plans are in the works to display all the flag entries at a Youth Art Month Celebration in March. Please consider participating in this great opportunity! More importantly, however, Youth Art Month activities promote the great work you do with students each and every day. Entry forms are available on the TAEA website (below), along with directions on how to submit your entries. More information can also be found on the TN Youth Art Month Facebook page. The deadline to submit is January 13.
Download the 2016 YAM Entry Form and mail entries no later than January 13th to:
Angela McCarter/Art Department
Farragut Middle School
200 West End Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37934