2021 Student Arts Competition
Sponsored by the Chinese American Museum DC and the CCACC Art Gallery
CCACC Art Gallery and the Chinese American Museum in Washington D.C. have established the Student Arts Competition during the COVID-19 pandemic since 2020, with the purpose of promoting artistic creation and appreciation for the Washington Metropolitan DC area students.
Theme: "Arts on Paper—Where East Meets West"
This Student Arts Competition will provide scholarships, and the winners' artwork will be displayed at the Chinese American Museum DC and/or CCACC Art Gallery during the Lunar New Year period in February 2022.
2021 Student Arts Competition
Any Washington Metropolitan DC area students in sixth through twelfth grades may participate.
Lower grade students born after December 31, 2009
Upper grade students born on or before December 31, 2009
Arts on Paper—Where East Meets West
Medium and Size
The artwork can be in any art styles on paper. No larger than 20 x 30 inches.
The artist statement communicates how it relates to the theme. No more than 100 words. Type the statement on the Registration Form.
Dates of the Registration and Submitting Artwork
One entry per student
Submit the registration and the artwork from Nov. 15 to Nov. 30, 2021 to ArtCompetition@chineseamericanmuseum.org
Entries submitted after the deadline November 30, 2021 will not be accepted.
Save your artwork image using the following file name and type: [student last name]_[school]_grade.jpg
Submit an artwork in jpg file, not exceeding 2 MB to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Judging Committee will review the submissions based on the following criteria:
Interpretation of the theme
Originality, all artwork must be original ideas and created entirely by the students; any artwork that depicts copyrighted images will be rejected. No artwork depicting characters from TV shows, movies, video games or books will be accepted.
Judging and Winners
Each Best-in-Show winner in upper grade will receive a certificate and scholarship award of $1000, 700 and 400; each Best-in-show winner in lower grade will receive a certificate and scholarship award of $800, 500 and 200; each Honorable Mention winner in upper grade will receive a certificate and award of $100; each Honorable Mention winner in lower grade will receive a certificate and award of $50.
Winners’ artwork will be displayed at the Chinese American Museum DC and/or CCACC Art Gallery during the Lunar New Year period in February, 2022.
Notification of Winners and Displaying Requirements
Winners will be notified by email on December 20, 2021.
Displaying requirements will be sent to winners.
Submit your Registration Form and the artwork from Nov. 15 to Nov. 30, 2021 to ArtCompetition@chineseamericanmuseum.org
Registration and Artist Statement Form
Grade Categories (please check one)
☐ Lower grade students born after December 31, 2009
☐ Upper grade students born on or before December 31, 2009
Email: ___________________________________________________ Contact Phone: ____________________________________.
School and Grade: __________________________________________________________________________________________.
Title of the artwork: __________________________________________________________________________________________.
Medium used: ______________________________________________________________________________________________.
Size of the painting without mat and frame (H” x W”): ____________________________________________________________.
Artist Statement: (no more than 100 words)