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Calendar of Student Art Contest

Encouraging a Lifelong Love of Art

The deadline for submissions for KIUC’s 2018 Calendar of Student Art is TBD in early October 2017. All entries must be received by 4 p.m. at the KIUC office, 4463 Pahee St., Lihue. Any Kauai student attending public or private school or schooled at home who is in kindergarten through grade 12 may enter. Artwork may be submitted by teachers, students, parents, guardians or others as a group or a class project, or as individual submissions. Students may enter as often as they wish.

How the contest works: Match the grade the student is in during the 2017-2018 school year to the corresponding month. Students must draw or paint a picture to illustrate their assigned month. Kindergartners will draw the cover art depicting any subject or season.

1st grade - January

5th grade - May

9th grade - September

2nd grade - February

6th grade - June

10th grade - October

3rd grade - March

7th grade - July

11th grade - November

4th grade - April

8th grade - August

12th grade - December


•       Artwork will be judged on artistic merit, creativity and how well the assigned month is depicted. Acceptable artwork includes still life, landscapes, portraits, etc., as long as the monthly theme is portrayed.

•       All elements of the artwork (lines, paint, color, shapes, shading, highlights, etc.) must be the work of the student whose name appears on the back of the artwork.

•       No tracing.

•       All artwork must be original and not be copied from other sources without substantial creative changes. Works deemed to be too close to the original source will be disqualified.

How to submit the artwork: Please submit your 2018 pieces in the portfolio provided to your school. If you returned your portfolios for storage at KIUC, please contact Shelley Paik to arrange for pick-up. For artwork to qualify, the following information must be written legibly on the back of each submission, and group submissions must be sorted by grade.



Student Name 

Teacher or Parent (if home schooled) 

Contact Phone

Contact Email 


•       Artwork created digitally may be entered as long as rules on originality are followed. Resolution must be at least 600 dpi at 8x10 inches. Please contact contest officials for file format requirements and other details.

•       The name and school of each winning student will be printed in the calendar along with the student’s photograph. Photos of winning students will be requested after winners are announced.

•       Drawings should be no larger than 11x14 inches and no smaller than 8x10 inches. Paintings or canvasses can be larger. Drawings on white or light-colored paper reproduce best. Do not use ruled paper.

•       Most any medium is acceptable as long as the art is relatively flat. Charcoal and pastel drawings should be sprayed with a fixative. 

•       Do not use glitter, sand, liquids or other elements that can flake off or damage the works of other students.

•       Artwork in the horizontal or landscape position best fits the calendar’s format.

•       If your artwork is mounted, matted, laminated or framed, we will do our best to preserve the artwork. However, we may have a more difficult time handling special pieces.

•       Please do not fold or crease artwork. It is difficult for judges to evaluate damaged pieces.

Judging and prizes:

•       A panel of judges will pick the winners, who each receive $100.

•       Artwork may be chosen as honorable mentions and will be printed in a special section of the calendar. Honorable mentions receive $50.

•       An overall “Artist of the Year” receives $100.

•       All reproduction rights become the property of KIUC.

•       KIUC will feature winning artwork in a setting to be determined.

•       Artwork may be picked up following the contest.

This program was designed in 2003 to promote young artists on the island. The 15th annual contest will continue to celebrate the arts and showcase each grade level’s student talent. It is our hope participation in the contest will encourage a lifelong love of art.

We are waiting for your entries! For more information, please contact Shelley Paik at 246.4378 or via email at

Contest Instructions


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