“ The White House: an American story ”
The White House Historical Association is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a student art competition. Submissions should describe the White House, its history and / or its collection. The work must be two-dimensional (no sculpture or dioramas, for example). Judges will examine creativity and originality, presentation, interpretation of the competition theme and historical relevance.
Who can participate: American Kindergarten to Grade 12 students. The submissions will be grouped by grades K to 3, 4 to 8 and 9 to 12.
When to submit: Before May 21. The winners will be announced in July.
Price: In each group, first place, $ 1,000; second place, $ 500; third place, $ 250.
WETA PBS Children’s Writers
Write an original story with the first words “I can’t wait.” . . And you could turn it into a book. Stories, whether fiction or non-fiction, should be short – 5o to 100 words for lower grades and 100 to 350 words for upper grades. Judges will look for creativity, originality, clarity, story structure and illustrations.
Who can participate: Kindergarten to Grade 4 students in Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington, DC Entries will be judged by level.
When to submit: Before June 1st. The winners will be announced in July.
Price: The first place winners in each year will receive art supplies and have their stories turned into a book. Second and third place winners will receive art or writing supplies. The school with the most entries will receive books.
Bow Seat Ocean Awareness programs help children and teens learn about ocean conservation through arts education. The organization’s annual competition accepts submissions in visual art, film, creative writing, performing arts, interactivity (like an app), and poetry on a theme related to the ocean. This year’s theme is “Ocean Rising,” and submissions must respond to one of five prompts.
Who can participate: 11 to 14 years old in the world for the junior division of the competition.
When to submit: By June 14.
Price: Gold price, $ 1,000; Silver Prize, $ 750; Bronze prize, $ 250; Honorable mention, $ 50. Ten additional prizes of $ 750 for participants who identify as Black, Native or Latin.