March is Youth Art Month at AMoA!

Youth Art Month is a celebration of the visual arts!

And the 2024 Youth Art Month Competition Call for Entries will open soon.

This annual celebration begins with the Student Art Competition and Exhibition which will be open to the public March 9 - April 9, 2024.

All K-12 students in Rapides Parish are eligible to enter including traditional, virtual, homeschool, and special needs students. Works may be submitted by teachers, parents or high school students 18 years of age on their own behalf, and are juried/judged in each grade level category.

Not all entered works are accepted but are all juried and judged without distinguishing information other than grade level. 40-50 works will be selected to participate in the competition and to be on display at the Alexandria Museum of Art.

AWARDS: First, Second and Third Place Awards will be presented in four grade level categories: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12. A Viewer's Choice Award will be voted on by visitors at the Member Preview Reception and during the Youth Art Month Festival activities on Saturday, March 9, 2024. We are passionate about education and creating opportunities for all students to succeed. This year, we are offering place awards for both Gifted and Talented students and special education students.

If you have any questions, please contact or call 318-443-3458.

Entering is easy!

After reading the Guidelines and your artwork is complete, you may enter, and it's FREE! Click on the link below!

The Council for Art Education (CFAE) administers Youth Art Month, which encourages support for quality art programs and promotes art material safety. The Council for Art Education (CFAE) administers the program at the national level and provides a medium for recognizing skills developed through visual arts experiences unlike any other curriculum subjects, including but not limited to:

Problem Solving      Creativity       Observation      Communication

Art shows, special exhibits, fundraisers, and school and community activities take place annually, traditionally during March, to celebrate visual art education for grades K – 12.

Scroll down to view the winners of 2023!

Entry Deadline: January 31, 2024, midnight

Acceptance email notifications: February 10, 2024 by 5pm

Deadline for delivery of accepted works: February 21 by 5pm – no exceptions

Exhibition Opens to the public: Saturday, March 9

YAM Exhibition Dates: Saturday, March 9 - April 9, 2024

YAMFest and Awards: Saturday, March 9 10am-3pm; Awards at 1pm

All artwork will be available for pick-up after April 18, during business hours

NOTE: AMoA is not responsible for works left after June 30, 2024