TAKE PART IN THE 2022 WYLAND NATIONAL ART AND CLASSROOM MURAL CHALLENGE, OCT. 1 - DEC. 1!
One of the nation’s top environment art contests for kids!
THREE AREAS TO WIN:
Images of your artwork are submitted for judging, not the actual artwork. Images can be uploaded beginning October 1st. The theme of the Art Challenge is environmental and water conservation. Teachers are invited to encourage their students to highlight conservation and participate in all three categories: classroom mural, individual art, and photography.
1. Classroom Mural: Discover the magic of artistic collaboration! Work together as a class to create a 4-foot by 8-foot (or larger) mural. Three classrooms will win $250 for art supplies.
2. Individual Art: Bring out your inner Rembrandt! Individual pieces of art, in any medium, supporting the theme of the class mural. One 11th or 12th-grade winner will win a $500 scholarship. Additional winners from each grade level will receive a $50 gift card for art supplies. (mural participation not required for individual art entries)
3. Individual Photography: Share your focus on the world! Capture a moment of nature. One 11th or 12th-grade winner will win a $250 scholarship. An additional winner will win a $50 gift card.
Every year, between Oct. 1- Dec. 1, the Wyland National Art Challenge encourages thousands of students across the nation to think about the many conservation issues we face around the world and interpret them through art.
Students can choose to work collaboratively on mural projects or create individual works of art and earn a chance to win classroom prizes and scholarships. In fact, art contests for kids like the Wyland National Art Challenge play a critical role in helping students interpret their relationship to the natural world through art. And, in so doing, they come away with a greater understanding of their role as future caretakers of our water resources.
“This year, we are proud to offer an all new set of science and art based classroom lessons plans as part of our partnership with the Coral Reef Alliance, one of the world’s foremost advocates for the protection of the world’s coral reefs. These lessons plans are adaptable for most grades and downloadable for free.”
In further support of the program, the Wyland Foundation and its partners have provided more than 500 schools with paint supplies, educational materials, and 50 square foot artist canvases. Winning entries are included each year in a full-color calendar presented by Toro Irrigation.
Download the Certificate of Appreciation.
Download the Teachers Guide.
Download the Eutrophication Lesson Plan
Download NEW Coral Reef Alliance X Wyland Coral Reef Science and Art Lessons
Download the Official Art Contest Rules.
2021 INDIVIDUAL ART WINNERS
Name: Anna G, Long Beach, CA
First Grade Winner
Name: Makenna C., Long Beach, CA
Second Grade Winner
Name: Amelia M., Long Beach, CA
Third Grade Winner
Name: Jackson G, Mission Viejo, CA
Fourth Grade Winner
Name: Jacob M., Mission Viejo, CA
Fifth Grade Winner
Name: Gigi G., Mission Viejo, CA
Sixth Grade Winner
Name: Jane D., Kilauea, HI
Seventh Grade Winner
Name: Willow T., Arcata, CA
Eighth Grade Winner
Name: Alexandra W., Elberta AL
Ninth Grade Winner
Name: Rebecca L., Honolulu, HI
Tenth Grade Winner
Name: Geanelle R., Honolulu, HI
Eleventh Grade Winner (Scholarship Recipient)
Name: Anish A., Harrisonburg, VA
Name: Karlee D., Nampa, ID
Name: Jacob M., Fullerton, CA
Twelfth Grade Winner
Name: Princess A., Southborough MA
2021 Classroom Mural Winners
Kindergarten – Fifth Grade Mural Winner
School: Tamura Elementary, Fountain Valley, CA
Teacher: Jen Muldorf
Sixth – Eighth Grade Mural Winner
School: Elberta Middle School, Elberta AL
Teacher: Linda Hill
Ninth – Twelfth Grade Mural Winner
School: Moanalua High School, Honolulu, HI
Teacher: Jeffrey Fujimoto
2021 Photography Winners
Individual Photo Winner – Scholarship
Name: Mackenzie N., Temple, TX
Individual Photo Winner
Name: Ty S., San Juan Capistrano