All Kids Included District-Wide Student Art Competition

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Celebrating Inclusion, Courage and Creativity

The All Kids Included (AKI) district-wide student art competition is held each year in conjunction with the All Kids Included Family Arts Festival, and is open to all Miami-Dade students in grades Pre K-12.  The AKI Family Arts Festival is presented annually as an innovative, interdisciplinary community arts festival for children and families with or without disabilities, and features live performances, interactive arts activities, student field trips, a district-wide student art competition and exhibit, and community resources for parents.

For the art contest, students are invited to submit original art work depicting the competition and festival theme and are asked to draw on the competition and festival’s selected book for inspiration.  Semi-finalists and finalists’ artwork will be exhibited at one or more Miami-Dade Public Libraries and/or during the AKI Family Arts Festival at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center.

The theme for 2019 is inspired by the book, The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds.  The Dot is an uplifting story of inclusion, courage and creativity that tells the tale of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark”.   Student artists should read the book for inspiration and depict the themes of inclusion, courage and creativity.


AKI Art Contest Flyer 2019

About The Dot

Click here to view The Dot at Miami-Dade Public Library System

For additional information contact Francine Andersen fran@miamidade.gov | (305) 375-5024.


2019 Contest Exhibitions

2019 Contest Award Ceremony


2019 Competition Deadline: Monday, February 4, 2019.

Download submission instructions and required forms below:

2019 AKI Art Contest Guidelines

Portfolio Inventory List Submission Form

Art Work Transfer Authorization Form


COMPETITION AWARDS:

Selected semi-finalists will be chosen to have their work exhibited at one or more Miami-Dade Public Libraries and will receive a copy of the book, The Dot.  In addition, semi-finalists will be automatically entered into the AKI Student Art Competition finals (see below).

A 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and honorable mention winners will be selected from the semi-finalists for Pre-K, Elementary, Middle and High School levels to receive the prizes as outlined below, and to have their work exhibited during the AKI Family Arts Festival at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center.  A Grand Prize for "Best in Show" will also be chosen.  In addition, winning students will each receive a medal and an All Kids Included Family Arts Festival goodie bag during the awards ceremony to be held at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center on Saturday, May 4, 2019.

Grades 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
Pre-K $100 Blick Art Supply Card $75 Blick Art Supply Card $50 Blick Art Supply Card
Elementary School $100 Blick Art Supply Card $75 Blick Art Supply Card $50 Blick Art Supply Card
Middle School $100 Blick Art Supply Card $75 Blick Art Supply Card $50 Blick Art Supply Card
High School $100 Blick Art Supply Card $75 Blick Art Supply Card $50 Blick Art Supply Card

 

 

Honorable Mentions: $  25 Blick Art Supply Card
Grand Prize: $250 Blick Art Supply Card