Celebrating Inclusion, Interconnection, and Respect
The All Kids Included student art competition is open to all Miami-Dade students in grades Pre-K-12. Students are invited to submit original art work depicting the competition theme and are asked to draw on the competition's selected book for inspiration.
In this full, bright, and beautiful picture book, many different perspectives around the world are deftly and empathetically explored—from a pair of bird-watchers to the pigeons they’re feeding. Young readers will be drawn into the luminous illustrations inviting them to engage with the world in a new way and see how everyone is connected, and that everyone matters.
Student artists are asked to read the book for inspiration and depict the themes of inclusion, interconnection, and respect.
Deadline: All submissions are due no later than Wednesday, February 1, 2023
BOOK GIVEAWAY AND CONTEST KICK-OFF EVENT:
Sensory-Inclusive presentation of It’s Okay to Be Different performed by The Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia.
SUN NOV 6, 2022 at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
Contest Award Ceremony
- Saturday, May 6, 2023 | South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
Resources from Simon & Schuster
Past Contest Awards & Exhibitions
- Click here to view the 2022 virtual exhibition
- Click here to view the 2021 awards presentation
- Click here to view the 2020 exhibit in the AKI Online Art Gallery
2023 Contest Submission Forms:
- 2023 AKI Art Contest Guidelines
- Artwork Transfer Authorization Form
- Portfolio Inventory List Submission Form
Selected semi-finalists will be chosen to have their work exhibited and will receive a copy of the book, You Matter. In addition, semi-finalists will be automatically entered into the AKI Student Art Competition finals (see below).
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. 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 goody bag.
|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|
|Best in Show:||$250 Blick Art Supply Card|
|(all grade levels)||Each student entry selected for 1st Place||$100 Blick Art Supply Card|
|Student entry selected for Best in Show||$250 Blick Art Supply Card|