Art Contests

Winter Card Contest—All elementary students can submit designs for this seasonal card contest. One winning entry is selected by the superintendent to be used for the district’s holiday card design. The top 100 designs also receive special recognition. Entries are due at the Art Cottage by November 13, 2019. Cards will be on display at The Festival of Trees, November 27- Dec 1, 2019. Boise Schools Calendar Contest—All elementary students are encouraged to submit artwork representing the various months of the year. The top fourteen are selected to be posted on the school district’s website Calendar Gallery. Outstanding entry selections for each month are showcased at the District Services Center. Entries are due at the Art Cottage by May 6, 2020.   Bob Wand Memorial Exhibit Art Contest—Outstanding elementary art pieces created during the school year are submitted for this juried contest. 120 top selections travel to Boise School District elementary schools during the following school year as part of this exhibit. Judges also select one exceptional piece of artwork from this contest as a Purchase Award to be presented to the Board of Trustees. This recognized piece becomes a part of the permanent art collection at the District Services Center. Entries are due at the Art Cottage by May 6, 2020.  Annual Secondary Art Contests and Opportunities: Empty Bowls: Sponsored by the Idaho Food bank Valley Visions: Literary Art Magazine- Entries due by December 10, 2019 Human Rights: Sponsored by the Human Rights Education Center Higher Ground (biennial; grades 10-12): Sponsored by the Boise Art Museum