Arizona’s 5th Annual Student Artwork Competition 2015-2016

5th Annual ADE
2015-2016 Student Art Competition

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I am proud to be an Arizonan is a visual arts competition for elementary, middle and high school students in the state of Arizona.

We are pleased to announce the 2015-2016 student artist winners from the 4th Annual Student Art Competition! On Thursday, March 3, 2016, 13 student artists and their families, teachers and administrators joined us for a reception to announce this year’s Student Artwork Competition Awardees.

Click here to view the ADE Student Artwork Locations
Click here to view our Student Artwork Competition Winners
Click here to view the 2014-2015 Awards Reception Program
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Arizona has many iconic patriotic figures, past and present, from Senator Barry Goldwater to the Navajo Code Talkers, from Justice Sandra Day O’Connor to Carl Hayden. They all served their nation proudly as Arizonans. What makes you proud to be an Arizonan? Is it our iconic landscape? Our cutting edge genomics industry? Your favorite Arizona athletes? The strong sense of cultural unity in the neighborhood where you live? The teachers in your school? Give thought to what makes you proud to be an Arizonan, and capture your ideas in your artwork entry.

ADE Art Competition Fact Sheet
ADE Art Competition Rules & Guidelines

Students in grades K-12 are invited to participate in the
5th annual ADE Student Art Competition


Past Student Competitions
Arizona’s 5th Annual Student Art Competition 2015-2016
Arizona’s 4th Annual Student Art Competition 2014-2015
Arizona’s 3rd Annual Student Art Competition 2013-2014
Arizona’s 2nd Annual Student Art Competition 2012-2013
Arizona’s 1st Annual Student Art Competition 2011-2012

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JAEC

JAEC Save the Date

Save the Date!
2016 Joint Arts Education Conference

October 24, 2016
Phoenix, AZ

Registration opens August 2016

JAEC Sponsors

2016 College Board Arts Awards Grades 6-12

The College Board is pleased to announce the
2016 College Board Award for Excellence
and Innovation in the Arts

The deadline is Monday, April 18
Award for ExcellenceThis annual award recognizes and celebrates the achievements of arts initiatives that serve students in grades 6–12 and that promote student learning and creativity in exemplary and innovative ways.

Awards will be given to model programs in three categories:

  1. Arts Integration
    The arts integration award will recognize a middle or high school program that uses an innovative approach to cross-curricular study, drawing connections between arts-based learning and the themes, content, and ideas of other subjects, including English language arts, science, social studies, math, and/or other areas of the 6–12 curriculum. Model programs/projects may integrate arts-based methods of investigation into non-arts classrooms, incorporate non-arts content and ideas into arts curricula, or employ a method of collaborative or parallel study between two or more content areas.
  2. Equity Through Arts
    This award will be given to a successful middle or high school arts program that uses the arts as a tool for increasing academic engagement among underserved students. Model arts programs may have a track record of raising student attendance and graduation rates, use arts opportunities and course work to increase college access and attendance among students, or successfully build student awareness of and preparation for professional opportunities in the arts.
  3. Civic Engagement/Professional Partnerships
    This award will recognize a middle or high school arts program that uses arts experiences as vehicles for community engagement. Programs eligible for the civic engagement award may foster collaborations between students and local arts professionals or nonprofit organizations, engage students in developing original arts experiences in partnership with local or national nonprofits, or employ other methods of using the arts to increase community involvement among young people.

Within each of these three categories, one award in the amount of $5,000 will be given to winning schools to support the continuation and growth of their arts programs. Among the three winning schools, one will be named the national winner and will be awarded an additional $2,500.

Applications are now open. The deadline is Monday, April 18.

For more information, please visit the College Board Website: https://artsaward.collegeboard.org/award

Click here to view a PDF copy of the College Board’s announcement postcard.

Arizona’s 5th Annual Student Art Competition 2015-2016

Arizona Arts Education Standards

Arizona’s 4th Annual Student Art Competition 2014-2015

4th Annual ADE
2014-2015 Student Art Competition

The Art of Science is a visual arts competition for elementary, middle and high school students in the state of Arizona.

We are pleased to announce the 2014-2015 student artist winners from the 4th Annual Student Art Competition! On Friday, January 16, 2015, 13 student artists and their families, teachers and administrators joined us for a reception to announce this year’s Student Artwork Competition Awardees.

Click here to view the artwork from our Student Artwork Competition Winners
Click here to view the 2014-2015 Awards Reception Program

Click here for Student Artwork Winners and  Photos

Science is a fundamental part of Arizona’s past, present and future. From our iconic Grand Canyon to the micro-chips created by companies in our deserts, science is part of our Arizona life. As an artist, how does Arizona’s science inspire you?

The Art of Science

2014-2015 ADE Student Art Competition Guidelines Updated 08.07.14
2014-2015 ADE Student Art Competition Rules
Updated 08.07.14

Past Student Competitions
Arizona’s 3rd Annual Student Art Competition 2013-2014
Arizona’s 2nd Annual Student Art Competition 2012-2013
Arizona’s 1st Annual Student Art Competition 2011-2012

Arts e-News

Arizona’s 3rd Annual Student Art Competition 2013-2014

3rd Annual ADE
2013 Student Art Competition

The Everyday Art of Arizona is a visual arts competition for elementary, middle and high school students in the state of Arizona.

We are pleased to announce the 2013-2014 student artist winners from the 3rd Annual Student Art Competition!   On Friday, January 10, 2014, 13 student artists and their families, teachers and administrators joined us for a reception to announce this year’s Student Artwork Competition Awardees.

Click here to view the artwork from our Student Artwork Competition Winners
Click here to view the artwork from ALL our Student Artwork Competition Entries
Click here to view the 2013-2014 Awards Reception Program

2013-2014 ADE Student Artwork Competition Winners

2013-2014 ADE All Student Artwork Competition Entries

ADE Student Art Competition Guidelines
ADE Student Art Competition Rules

Past Student Competitions
Arizona’s 2nd Annual Student Art Competition 2012-2013
Arizona’s 1st Annual Student Art Competition 2011-2012

Arizona’s 2nd Annual Student Artwork Competition 2012-2013

We are pleased to announce the 2012-2013 student artist winners from the 2nd Annual Student Art Competition!   On Friday, January 11, 14 student artists and their families, teachers and administrators joined us for a reception to announce this year’s Student Artwork Competition Awardees.

Click here to view the artwork from our Student Artwork Competition Winners
Click here to view the artwork from ALL our Student Artwork Competition Entries
Click here to view the 2012-2013 Awards Reception Program

Click here to view the ADE Press Release

Arizona: A brilliant kaleidoscope of color, form and design

Click here to see the 2012-2013 Student Artist Award Winners
Click here to see ALL the 2012-2013 Student Artist Entries

Past Student Competitions
Arizona’s 1st Annual Student Art Competition 2011-2012

2012 Joint Arts Education Conference ~ October 15th

Presented by the Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Arizona Department of Education.

Join colleagues from across the state in a day of professional development focused on arts education. How is arts education affected by the fast-paced education reforms impacting our public schools? How does arts education connect with Arizona’s Common Core Standards? And what is on the horizon for arts education in schools and communities – including a sneak peak at the revision of the National Arts Education Standards?

Explore key areas and trends in arts education, and how educators, teaching artists, administrators and arts organizations can work together to leverage change into opportunity. Keynote speakers, Peter Boonshaft, Professor of Music at Hofstra University, and David Dik, National Executive Director of Young Audiences, will inspire participants to lead the way in the rapidly changing world of arts education.

For more information, go to Joint Arts Education Conference.