Student Art Competition on the Diverse History of the White House
TheWhite House Historical Association is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a student art competition on the theme The White House: An American Story. The association is seeking submissions from students across the nation that depict and reflect the White House, its collection, and its diverse history. Acceptable mediums include paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed media, original photographs, and computer-generated art. Each student may submit one entry. Each entry should include one digital image of the artwork and a statement of up to 500 characters describing what inspired the artwork and how it represents the White House and its history. The competition has three grade-level categories: kindergarten through grade 3, grades 4 through 8, and grades 9 through 12. First-place ($1,000), second-place ($500), and third-place ($250) will be awarded for each grade-level category. A panel of judges will evaluate the submissions based on creativity and originality, presentation, interpretation of theme, and historical relevancy.
Deadline: Open for submissions from February 1, 2021, to May 7, 2021; winners will be announced in July 2021
Budding young artists, photographers, or digital experts will appreciate the Master Class offerings that are part of Smithsonian Summer Virtual Adventures. Designed for students in grades 6–11, these weeklong studio courses help students develop specialized skills as they create personal projects inspired by Smithsonian collections.
The P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education offers Teacher Art Grants of up to $1,000 to support new or evolving programs that integrate the arts into educational programming in a classroom setting.