Student Art Contest

Celebrate Success!

Once again, the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) and F3 Student AwardsTM are partnering to Celebrate Success by sponsoring a statewide art contest for all K-12 public education students.

2019 contest is closed for this year.
Winners will be announced soon.

  • Five students each win $250
  • One winner in each grade span: K-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-10; 11-12

Winning entries:

Each “Celebrate Success” winner receives a $250 check sponsored by F3 Student AwardsTM

Contest theme & rules:

Students should create a work of art that visually captures the essence of success—unique to their own perspectives—in a celebratory fashion.  Entrants will be critiqued on theme, execution, and creativity.

          • Drawings must be solely the original work of the student entrant; Plagiarized drawings will be immediately disqualified without any opportunity for resubmission;
          • Entrants must submit only one drawing;
          • Decisions of the judges are final; and
          • All entries become property of ACSA and F3 and will not be returned.

Paper to be used for the drawings must be no smaller than 8.5” x 11” and no larger than 11” x 17”. Composition may be vertical or horizontal in orientation. Artists may use any colorful medium that includes markers, paints, pastels, colored pencils, or crayons. Pencil drawings shall also be acceptable.

Include with each entry on a separate piece of paper the student's full name, age, grade, name of school/school district, principal/ teacher’s name, and contact number for the principal/teacher. Any submission that is not made in accordance with these instructions shall be immediately disqualified without any opportunity for resubmission.

Contest eligibility:

All California public education students, grades K-12.

Contest Dates:

The contest will officially begin on October 1, 2018 and end on February 28, 2019. Entries must be postmarked no later than February 28, 2019.

Submitting Entries:

All “Celebrate Success” art contest entries must be submitted to the following address:

Educational Services Dept.
Association of California School Administrators (ACSA)
1029 J Street, Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95814

Entries may be mailed or hand delivered. ACSA and F3 do not assume responsibility for lost, late, misdirected, and illegible entries, all of which shall be disqualified.

Criteria for Judging:

Entries will be judged on originality and creativity used to capture and depict the contest theme of "Celebrate Success."   


Upon submission, all entries shall become the property of the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) and will not be returned. The Association reserves the right to display the student art in the ACSA Sacramento office. Award winners will be notified by May 1, 2019. The likelihood of winning depends upon the quality of all other entries as judged by the criteria stated above. Prizes are nontransferable. All prizes will be awarded. Competition is void where prohibited or restricted by law. Winners will be solely responsible for any federal, state, or local taxes.

Drawings must be original, not in the public domain, and must not infringe or violate any law or the legal or equitable right of any person or entity, nor contain material that infringes or violates any personal property rights of others or that constitutes defamation, invasion of privacy, an infringement of the intellectual property rights of any third person, or is otherwise unlawful. By submitting a drawing, each student acknowledges his or her understanding of and compliance with these rules. ACSA and F3 reserve the right to disqualify any entry deemed inappropriate at their discretion. ACSA and F3 shall not be responsible for any violation or infringement of the law, or infringement on the personal or intellectual property rights of any third party, by entrant and entrant shall agree to indemnify ACSA and F3 in the event of any such infringement or violation of entrant in connection with this contest.

Within 10 days of the date specified in the notification, winners and their parents/guardians, will be required to execute an affidavit of originality, eligibility, and compliance with rules, a release of liability, and a grant of promotional rights, or the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner. Winners must provide a street address where ACSA and F3 can mail the winners a publicity release, affidavit of eligibility, and, if applicable, a tax form.

All drawings and all rights to their reproduction become the property of ACSA and F3. They may use, edit, and excerpt these entries for promotional or any other purpose, including placing them online without attribution or compensation, additional or otherwise. ACSA and F3 reserve the right to use winners’ names and hometowns in any advertising or promotional materials relating to this competition without further notification, permission, or compensation to the winners, except where prohibited by law.

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