Archive for the ‘Art Contests’ Category

yam 2015The IAEA is a proud supporter of Youth Art Month (YAM) and is excited to announce this year’s poster theme, The Power of Art. Considering such, create a work of art, any size, relating to the theme. Download the instruction sheet here: Youth Art Month 2016 PDF, or for more information, visit – All artwork is due to Mrs. Matt by Friday January 15th 2016 and 10 Poster Winners will be announced by IAEA in Spring with 1 going to NYC!

Youth Art Month is an annual observance each March to emphasize the value of art and art education for all children and to encourage public support for quality school art programs throughout each state.  Established in 1961, YAM provides a forum for acknowledging skills that are not possible in other subjects. The Council for Art Education (CFAE), a sponsor of Youth Art Month realizes that a comprehensive Art Education Program develops self-esteem, appreciation of the work of others, self-expression, cooperation with others, and critical thinking skills. All of these skills are vital to the success of our future leaders-our children.

Westfield is once again taking part in the National Radon Poster Contest. Students ages 9-14 from states and tribal nations across the country and all U.S. territories are encouraged to create posters that raise radon awareness and encourage radon testing in every home. The top three national winners will receive a financial award and their poster will be used in radon awareness efforts.

In 2014, one of Westfield’s 6th grade students won first place in the Illinois contest and was not only featured in this year’s Radon calendar, but also received $200.00. That year we also had a Westfield’s 8th grade students win 3rd place in  Illinois and  received $100.00! In 2013, one of Westfield’s 8th grade students won first place in the Illinois contest and also received $200.00! If you are interested in the poster contest, please review this Radon Poster Contest 2016 Instructions PDF and see Mrs. Matt in the art room for more details and art supplies!

The National Radon Poster Contest incorporates art, science and health into one contest. For more information, visit

Westfield Participation: Year 4: 2016, Year 3: 2015, Year 2: 2014, Year 1: 2013 – See Mrs. Matt ASAP to participate!

40384339The Illinois Water Resources Center has decided to host a contest for Illinois’ youth photographers who capture what water means for them, their communities, and the state. Winning images will be used in promotional materials, particularly ones for the state’s Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy. The deadline for submission is Oct. 16. More info is available here .

Sock it to Me is a sock company that designs amazing, funky, and affordable knee socks and crew socks for both men and women. They are hosting their annual Design a Sock Contest were individuals can win up to $2,000.00 and some artsy socks created by the winning designers! Join in on the fun today and enter the contest by Friday September 25th so that Mrs. Matt can submit all the entries on time!

View previous winning sock designs at:

Check out some sock examples and other contest info on Google Drive:

For even more information, visit the Sock it to Me Contest website at  If students want to join in on their ‘Design A Sock’ sock design contest, students can do so by creating their own designs on this template:

View all of the students’ Sock It To Me Sock creations on Artsonia at:

Taught Rotation 1: September 17th 2015, Taught Rotation 1: September 9th 2014, Taught Rotation 4: May 12th 2012, Taught Rotation 1: August 17th 2011, Taught Rotation 5: May 4th 2011, Taught Rotation 4: February 18th 2011, Taught Rotation 3: December 14th 2010, Taught Rotation 2: October 15th 2010, Taught Rotation 1: September 3rd 2010

Soil Water ContestThe Kane-Dupage Soil and Water Stewardship Poster Contest provides school students with an opportunity to share their thoughts about natural resource issues. Posters should reflect the theme. The 2015 Stewardship title “Local Heros– Your Hardworking Pollinators” must be on the poster. The title can be with or without a hyphen. Posters must be original works by individual students. Artwork may not be copied or duplicated published art including copyright free images.

For more information, visit: or view this  2015 Soils & Water Poster Contest Rules Info

IAEA Poster 2015Please congratulate 8th grader Winner Casey Darre for having her artwork featured on this years Youth Art Month poster & flag for the state of Illinois!

Casey’s Artwork will be represented on the 2015 Illinois’ Eyes are on Art poster and flag which will be included in the IAEA March Mosaic. As a winner, Casey will also automatically be enrolled in the Sargent Arts New York trip contest. Way to go Casey!

CaseyTo comment and congratulate Casey’s drawing, please visit it on her Artsonia account at:

Congratulations to the following Westfield Students for Winning the Illinois Radon Poster Contest: 1st Place winner 6th grader Julia Tomal and 3rd Place winner 8th grader Corinne Hoffman! View their winning submissions at

1st Place: Julia Tomal                       3rd Place: Corrine Hoffman





Westfield Middle School is proud to announce Seventh Grade Westfield student Casey K. Darre is a 3rd place winner out of 80+ statewide submissions in the 2014 Illinois Arts Education Poster Contest.  

The Illinois Arts Education Week Poster Contest is sponsored in cooperation with the Illinois Alliance for Arts Education and the Illinois State Board of Education. This year’s theme was “Be Art Smart”. 

To see all of Westfield’s entries, visit this link:

nlCongratulations to Nicol Lupa for being selected as the second place winner in the 7-9 grade age group in the Art of Green Spaces poster contest. As a second place winner, she will receive a $50 gift card.

To view Nicol’s winning entry, please visit her Artsonia Gallery:

Twelve contest winners from 38 states have been chosen as winners of the second annual Art of Green Spaces poster contest sponsored by Project EverGreen and Birds & Blooms magazine, a Reader’s Digest publication. In all, 1,350 posters from nearly 40 states were entered in the national contest. For more information about the contest, please visit



In honor of this year being Bloomingdale’s 40th annual Septemberfest, Bloomingdale’s Septemberfest Commission held a Septemberfest Logo contest. Congratulations to 8th grader Alanna Buttitta for being selected as the 1st place winner.

View Alanna’s Submission on Artsonia at:

For more information about Bloomingdale’s Septemberfest, visit: