3 Reasons Your Creative Student Should Enter the K12 Art Competition

Every student’s imagination comes alive through art. Whether it is the kindergarten student with finger paints, or the senior in high school with their oils, every student is capable of creating something beautiful with art.  

K12 hosts an annual Art Competition for Kindergarten through 12th grade students to showcase their creativity. Some students may feel intimidated or doubt their abilities, but here are three reasons you should encourage your student to participate in this year’s K12 Art Competition 

Improve Creativity and Boost Self-Confidence 

Participating in the arts helps learners of all ages develop their creativity and think outside the box. It’s a great way for students to convey their emotions in a healthy space and allow them to reflect on how they are feeling. When a student creates a work of art they are proud of it gives them a sense of confidence that no one else can provide them. They are proud of the hard work they have put into something that took time and effort to create.  

For the student who is a perfectionist, sometimes a gentle reminder from Salvador Dali can help, “Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.”   

Entertain Their Competitive Nature  

Students like to be challenged, whether they realize it or not. This is a great way for students to be competitive in a non-pressure environment, with the challenge of simply doing the best job they can. We all have a competitive nature inside of us, and when we engage students in a way that allows them to compete against themselves, it provides a wonderful opportunity for them to see just what they are capable of doing.  

Great Prizes 

When your student submits their artwork as a part of the competition, they have the chance at their artwork being recognized nationally. For students in Kindergarten – 8th grade, the first place winner will receive a Microsoft Surface tablet and a one-to-one virtual art lesson with a professional artist. Second place winners will receive a $500 Amazon e-gift card and a group virtual art lesson. And third place winners will receive a $150 Amazon e-gift card and a group virtual art lesson. 

For high school, the 1st place winner will receive a Microsoft Surface Tablet and a paid trip to The Savanah College of Art and Design (SCAD) for a series of workshops and experiences taught by SCAD professors, alumni, and select graduate students. The 2nd and 3rd place high school winners will also receive a paid trip to SCAD for a series of special art and design workshops. 

No matter what age your student is, these prizes are sure to excite them! Encourage your student to participate in the 2023 K12 Art Competition and they just might be the next Pablo Picasso! 

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