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Calendar of Student Art Contest

KIUC’s 16th Annual Calendar of Student Art Contest is excited for new entries from Kaua‘i students. The program was designed in 2003 to inspire and promote young artists on the island. Our 2019 contest will continue to celebrate the arts and showcase each grade level’s student talent. It is our hope that participation in the contest will play a part in encouraging a lifelong love of art.

Who can enter: Any Kaua‘i student attending any public or private school or schooled at home who is in kindergarten through grade 12. Students may enter as often as they wish.

How the contest works: Match the grade the student is in during the 2018-2019 school year to the corresponding month. Students are encouraged to draw or paint a picture that illustrates a connection to 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 a number of factors including artistic merit and creativity.  How well the assigned month is depicted will be a contributing factor but may not be the deciding factor. Acceptable artwork includes still life, landscapes, portraits, etc.
  • 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 copyrighted sources without substantial creative changes; renderings or other paintings or published photographs that are deemed to be too exact to the source will be disqualified.



How to submit the artwork: Please submit your 2019 pieces in the portfolio provided to your school. If you returned your portfolio 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 a label and affixed to the back of each submission: School Name, Student Name, Studentʻs Grade, Teacherʻs name, Teacherʻs phone number and Teacherʻs email address.  Group submissions must be sorted by grade.


School ________________________________



Student Name _______________________________________________

Teacher or Parent (if home schooled) ____________________________

Contact Phone_________________________

Contact Email __________________________




  • Artwork created digitally may be entered as long as rules on originality and copyrighted sources are followed. Resolution must be at least 600 dpi at 8x10 inches. Please contact contest officials for file format requirements and other details for digital submissions.
  • 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 the winners are announced.
  • Artwork should be no larger than 11x17 inches and no smaller than 8x10 inches. Paintings or canvasses larger than 11x17 should be submitted in electronic form. Drawings on white or light-colored paper reproduce best, as does artwork using bold colors and/or significant contrast. Do not use ruled paper.
  • Most any medium is acceptable as long as the art is 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 otherwise damage the works of other students unless each is well protected.
  • Artwork in the horizontal or landscape position best fits the calendar’s format. Artwork that is portrait oriented is discouraged.
  • If your artwork is mounted, matted, laminated or framed please understand we will do our best to preserve the artwork but may have a more difficult time handling special pieces.
  • Please do not fold or crease artwork, while we try to overlook it in judging it is more difficult for our judges to evaluate damaged pieces.
  • Judging and prizes:

  • A panel of judges will pick winners.
  • Each calendar winner will receive $100.
  • Artwork may be chosen as honorable mentions and will be printed in a special section of the calendar. Honorable mentions will receive $50.
  • An overall “Artist of the Year” will be selected. The Artist of the Year will receive an additional $100.
  • All reproduction rights become the property of KIUC.
  • KIUC will celebrate Calendar winners at a reception in December.
  • Every attempt will be made to make artwork ready for pick-up following the contest.


Deadline: The deadline is Tuesday, October 16, 2018. All entries must be received by 4 p.m. at the KIUC office, 4463 Pahe‘e St., Līhu‘e. 

For more information, please contact Shelley Paik at 246.4378 or via email at

Contest Instructions


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