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2017 Wyland National Art Challenge
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2017 Wyland National Art Challenge

[Oct. 1, 2017 - Dec. 1, 2017]


The 5th annual Wyland National Art Challenge, Oct. 1 - Dec. 1, celebrates group and individual efforts to discover the wonder of our blue planet through art. As budgets for art programs around the country are cut, the challenge helps provide schools around the United States with art educational materials, and 50 sq. ft canvases for students to discover the latest issues related to water and environmental health and collaborate on a large scale mural project. 

Classrooms and individual students are encouraged to display their art in public settings to raise community awareness on water conservation. The contest is open to every school in the nation, grades K-12. Last year, students in over 45 states took part in the contest. An individual art and photography contest for grades K-12 is held concurrently. Each year, the challenge provides classroom lessons and activities that focus on the health of our ocean, lakes, rivers, streams, and wetlands.



Classroom Mural Challenge:

Categories: K-4, 5-8, 9-12

Medium: Murals may be completed in any medium on any 4 x 8 foot surface or larger


-        $1000 for classroom art supplies


*To qualify for entry into the classroom mural contest, each participating mural must be accompanied by no fewer than five individual concept entries into the individual contest 



Individual Art Challenge:

Categories: 1 winner in each grade, K-12

Medium: Paintings and drawings may be completed on any size surface in any medium. 


-        $50 gift certificate for art supplies

-        $1,500 scholarship (see official rules)

*Digital image(s) must be 300 DPI jpeg file, please include one additional photo of the students with their entry if available



Individual Photography Challenge:

Categories: 1 winner in each grade, K-12

Medium: In order to be displayed in our online gallery without being stretched or distorted, photographs must be submitted in .jpeg, .jpg, or .gif format, edited for web, at least 3,000 pixels wide and no larger than 10 MB. Highquality scans of non-digital photographs are acceptable. Digital photographs should be taken at the highest resolution possible.


-        Camera (ARV $500)

-        $1,500 scholarship (see official rules) 

$50 Gift Certificate Individual Art Winners

Kindergarten Winner
Title: Colton Shark
Name: Colton McLane

First Grade Winner
Title: Beauty of the Ocean Life
Name: Kira Berman

Second Grade Winner
Title: Save Our Beaches
Name: Jake Fragola

Third Grade Winner
Title: Circle of Happiness from the Mountain top through the River
Name: Vallie Raintung

Fourth Grade Winner
Title: Save Our Kelp
Name: Lolani-Mae Bellon

Fifth Grade Winner
Title: Water Is Life
Name: Jean Kim

Sixth Grade Winner
Title: Orca Fun
Name: Rachel Maughan

Seventh Grade Winner
Title: Island Paradise
Name: Catherine Chung

Eighth Grade Winner
Title: Precarious Play
Name: Madeleine Alexander

Ninth Grade Winner
Title: Beauty of Nature
Name: Justin Luong

Tenth Grade Winner
Title: Drastic Plastic
Name: Abigail Callaway

Eleventh Grade Winner
Title: Trapped
Name: Ilysa Sirota

Twelfth Grade Winner
Title: Save The Water, Save The Beauty, Save The Future
Name: Claudia Guillen

Submission Form

Submit Your Classroom Mural
Submit Individual Art Contest
Submit Individual Photo Contest

Teacher First Name
Teacher Last Name
Grade Level
School Name
Class Size
Principal Name
Upload your Artwork:
*files supported are png, jpg, jpeg, and gif types. Image sizes must also be less than 6.3MB's.
By clicking submit I agree to the Official Rules.

For any questions email artchallenge@wylandfoundation.org

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