Youth Art Month

Youth Art Month in Rapides Parish


March is Youth Art Month across the nation and each year AMoA celebrates by hosting the Youth Art Month Student Art Competition and YAMDay.

The Youth Art Month Competition was designed to showcase the talented students in our local schools. All K-12 students in Rapides Parish are eligible to enter including traditional, virtual, homeschool, and special needs students. All entered works must represent the theme of Art Connects Us. 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.

Works may be submitted by teachers, parents or high school students on their own behalf and are juried/judged in each grade level.

Works are judged in each grade level, K-12. Each grade level will be awarded a First, Second and Third Place and Honorable Mention. All awarded works will be featured on the AMoA website and social media. One Viewer's Choice Award will be voted on by visitors at the Member Preview Reception and throughout YAMDay activities on March 6.

Download/Print  2021 YAM Competition Guidelines

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2021 Youth Art Month Competition Schedule:

Entry deadline:                                           February 2, 2021
Acceptance to compete notifications:        February 10, 2021 by 5:00pm
Deadline for delivery of accepted works:   February 19, 2021 by 5:00pm
Members Preview Reception:                    Friday, March 5, 2021 at 6:00pm
YAM Exhibition Dates:                               Saturday, March 6 - April 10, 2021
YAMDay and Awards:                                Saturday, March 6