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​​​"Art Connects History with the Future!"​

The 37th Illinois Arts Education Week will be March 11-17, 2019. Throughout the United States March is recognized as March Youth Month with proclamations and activities to promote the importance of art education. The Illinois State Board of Education and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in cooperation with the Illinois Art Education Association will merge two contests into one. The 2019 art contest will consist of three categories, K-5, 6-8, and 9-12 and each category will have a winner and five runners-up. These winners will have their art enlarged and hung at the ALPLM for an entire year. One of the 3 winners will be chosen for a poster celebrating Illinois Arts Education Week, March 11-17, 2019. A poster will feature the student’s art work as well as have additional information about art in our schools, resources and upcoming events. This poster will be sent to all public and private schools as well as state libraries to recognize the importance of arts in the education of all students.​

Art Contest Form 2019PDF Document

​​​"The Arts Make History Come Alive!"

The third week of March is traditionally designated as Illinois Arts Education Week. The 2018 contest is limited to students in grades K-8 who are in public and private schools or those who are homeschooled. The theme reflects the importance of the arts in the history of Illinois since 2018 is celebrating its 200th birthday. The contest entries must be postmarked by December 12, 2017. Please click on the link below for the contest form and information.

Illinois Arts Education Week will be March 12-18, 2018, and is done in cooperation with the Illinois Art Education Association (IAEA), the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), and the Governor’s Office. The posters will be sent in February to all public and private schools in Illinois. The winner will be recognized at the March 2018 Board meeting in Springfield and will be presented with a resolution from ISBE. All three winners will be recognized at the IAEA fall conference later that year.​

Proclamation for 2017 Illinois Arts Education WeekPDF Document

IAEW Contest Form 2018PDF Document

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The third week of March is traditionally designated Illinois Arts Education Week by the governor of Illinois. In cooperation with the Illinois Art Education Association (IAEA) and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), the next Illinois Arts Education Week will be March 13-19, 2017. The poster contest reinforces the importance of the arts in the growth and development of all students. The contest winner’s artwork will be featured on a poster that is sent to all public and private schools in Illinois. The winner will also be recognized at an Illinois State Board of Education board meeting. The poster winner plus second and third place winners will be recognized at the IAEA fall conference in 2017.

The poster artwork entries must meet the following criteria:

  • The contest alternates grade levels every other year. The 2017 contest is only for Illinois students in grades 9-12. Public, private, and home school students are eligible to enter.
  • Any 2-D media will be accepted. However, only prints will be considered for digital and photographic work.
  • All art must be the student's original work.
  • No limit on colors used or number of entries per school.
  • Submt the actual artwork or prints sized 11”x17” or smaller.
  • Students must include name, age, grade, art teacher, school, district, and city on the back of the entry, and attach completed Authorization Form​PDF Document.
  • Must include the Authorization Form, completely filled out.
  • All submissions must be centered around the theme “Art Knows No Boundaries!”
  • Must include a brief statement by the student about the artwork’s connection to the theme.
ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN DEC. 6, 2016.

 2018

​​​'The ARTS Make History Come Alive!'

​Thank you for all the entries and congratulations to the winners of the poster contest for the 36th annual Arts Education Week, which was set for March 12-18, 2018.

Illinois Arts Education Week 2018 is sponsored by the Illinois State Board of Education in cooperation with the Illinois Art Education Association (IAEA) and the Governor's Office.

Posters can be requested by contacting the Illinois State Board of Education’s College and Career Readiness Division at (217) 524-4832; arts@isbe.net; or via mail at 100 N. First St., C-215, Springfield, IL 62777-0001.​​​

We are pleased to announce and congratulate the winners of the 2018 Illinois Arts Education Week contest.


 

First Place: Tejaswi Achanta​​​​​​​
Westfield Middle School, District 13
Bloomingdale
Deyana Matt, Art Teacher​

 

Second Place: Alec Osato​​​​​​​
Westfield Middle School, District 13
Bloomingdale
Deyana Matt, Art Teacher​

 

Third Place: Audrey Lupton​​​​​​​
Franklin Middle School, District 186
Springfield
Mrs. Amy Minch, Art Teacher​

 2017

​​​'Art has no boundaries!'

Thank you for all the entries and congratulations to the winners of the poster contest for the 35th annual Arts Education Week, which was set for March 13-19, 2017.

 Illinois Arts Education Week 2017 is sponsored by the Illinois State Board of Education in cooperation with the Illinois Art Education Association (IAEA) and the Governor's Office.

Posters can be requested by contacting the Illinois State Board of Education’s College and Career Readiness Division at (217) 524-4832; arts@isbe.net; or via mail at 100 N. First St., C-215, Springfield, IL 62777-0001.​​​

We are pleased to announce and congratulate the winners of the 2017 Illinois Arts Education Week contest.


 

First Place: Lia Lauck, age 17, Junior
Oswego High School, District 308
Oswego
Michael Skura, Art Teacher

 

Second Place: Anna Schultz, age 17, Junior
The Willows Academy
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Michele Morris, Art Teacher

 

Third Place: Heidi Fischer, age 16, Junior​​​​​​​
Johnsburg High School, District 12
Johnsburg
Judy Krueger, Art Teacher​

 2016

'There is Magic in the ARTS!'

Thank you for all the entries and congratulations to the winners of the poster contest for the 34th annual Arts Education Week, which was set for March 14-20, 2016.

Illinois Arts Education Week 2016 is sponsored by the Illinois State Board of Education in cooperation with the Illinois Art Education Association (IAEA) and the Governor's Office.​

This year's poster contest winners will receive recognition at the 68th annual IAEA Fall Conference, Nov. 3-5 in Normal. The first-place winner was honored at a State Board of Education meeting and a framed poster has been displayed in the Board Room in Springfield.​

Posters can be requested by contacting the Illinois State Board of Education’s College and Career Readiness Division at (217) 524-4832; arts@isbe.net; or via mail at 100 N. First St., C-215, Springfield, IL 62777-0001.​​​

Press Release: State Board honors art poster contest winner (March 17, 2016)


 

First Place: Julia Zhang, Age 11

Art Instructor: Cindi Sartain, Highland Middle School, District 70, Libertyville, IL

 

Second Place: Samara Jaquez, Age 12​

Art Instructor: Josh Vance, Westview Hills Middle School, Maercker District 60, Willowbrook, IL

 

Third Place: Nelly Gil, Age 10​​​​​​​

Art Instructor: Stasha Hayes, Southside Elementary School, District 6, Morrison, IL​​​​​

 2015

'Art is Timeless'

Thank you for all the entries and congratualtions to the winners of the poster contest for the 33rd annual Arts Education Week, which was set for March 16-22, 2015.

Illinois Arts Education Week 2015 is sponsored by the Illinois State Board of Education in cooperation with the Illinois Art Education Association (IAEA) and the Governor's Office.

This year's poster contest winners will receive recognition at the 67th annual IAEA Fall Conference, Nov. 5-7 in Lisle. The first-place winner will be honored at a State Board of Education meeting and a framed poster will be displayed in the Board Room in Springfield.

Click on the thumbnails below to see large PDF versions the winning entries. The back of the posterPDF Document features upcoming art events, resources and more.

Posters can be requested by contacting the Illinois State Board of Education’s College and Career Readiness Division at (217) 524-4832; arts@isbe.net; or via mail at 100 N. First St., C-215, Springfield, IL 62777-0001.

 

First Place: Jessa Mae Mendiola

Art Instructor: Ms. Jen Belmonte, Hinsdale South High School, Hinsdale Township, District 86, Darien, IL

 

Second Place: Jeremiah Yang​

Independent Entry, Glenbrook South High School, School District 225, Northfield Township, Glenview, IL

 

Third Place: Becca Timko​​​​​​​

Art Instructor: Ms. Jen Belmonte, Hinsdale South High School, Hinsdale Township, District 86, Darien, IL​​​​​​​​​

 2014

'Art is Everywhere'

Thank you for all the entries and congratualtions to the winners of the poster contest for the 33rd annual Arts Education Week, which was set for March 17-23, 2014. It was sponsored in cooperation with the Illinois Alliance for Arts Education (IAAE) and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). This poster contest reinforces the importance of the arts in the growth and development of all students. Each year an Illinois student’s artwork is featured on the poster, which is sent to all public and private schools in Illinois. 

The annual IAAE awards ceremony will be held in March at the Governor's Mansion in Springfield. The IAAE recognizes individuals and organizations who have contributed outstanding service to the field of arts education during the past year. This year’s poster contest winner and others will also receive recognition at this ceremony. Posters can be requested by calling (217) 524-4632 or emailing arts@isbe.net or cpowell@isbe.net.

 

2014 Winner

Liv Bertaud, Copeland Manor School, Libertyville Elementary District 70, Libertyville
Art Instructor: Ms. Cindi Sartain

 

Second Place

Tina Nair, Westview Hills Middle School, Maercker School District 60, Willowbrook

 

Third Place

Casey K. Darre, Westfielf Middle School, Bloomingdale School District 13, Bloomingdale​​​​​​​​​

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 2013

'Arts 4 All!'

The third week of March is traditionally designated Illinois Arts Education Week by Governor Pat Quinn. This year's Illinois Arts Education Week was March 11-17, 2013.  It is also sponsored in cooperation with the Illinois Alliance for Arts Education (IAAE) and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). This poster contest reinforces the importance of the arts in the growth and development of all students.  Each year an Illinois student’s artwork is featured on the poster which is sent to all public and private schools in Illinois. 

The Annual IAAE Awards Ceremony was held on March 14, 2013 at the Governor's Mansion in Springfield.  The IAAE recognizes individuals and organizations who have contributed outstanding service to the field of arts education during the past year.  This year’s poster contest winner and others received recognition at this ceremony

 

2013 Winner

Holly Johnson, Hinsdale South High School District 86, Darien
Art Instructor: Mr. Greg Gardner

 

2nd Place

Kelly Henaughan, St. Charles East High School District 303, St. Charles

 

3rd Place

Trystin Mansfield, DuQuoin High School District 300, DuQuoin​

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 2012

'Be Art Smart'

The third week of March is traditionally designated Illinois Arts Education Week by Governor Pat Quinn. It is also sponsored in cooperation with the Illinois Alliance for Arts Education (IAAE) and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). This poster contest reinforces the importance of the arts in the growth and development of all students.  Each year an Illinois student’s artwork is featured on the poster which is sent to all public and private schools in Illinois.  The next Illinois Arts Education Week will be March 11-17, 2013. The 2013 contest will limit entries to high school students, grades 9-12 only.

The 2012 Annual IAAE Awards Ceremony was held on March 15th at the Executive Mansion in Springfield.  The IAAE recognizes individuals and organizations who have contributed outstanding service to the field of arts education during the past year.  This year’s poster contest winner and others received recognition at this ceremony.

March 15, 2012 -- Students honored during the 30th annual Illinois Arts Education Week Poster contest winners recognized at Governor’s Mansion in Springfield The Illinois State Board of Education honored student winners of the statewide arts education poster contest today at the Governor’s Mansion, a highlight of the 30th annual Illinois Arts Education Week that runs March 12th through the 16th and celebrates the importance of the fine arts. Students across the state competed to create posters reflective of this year’s theme, “Be Art Smart!”​

 

2012 Winner

Reese Dannenfeldt, Copeland Manor School, Libertyville
Art Instructor, Ms. Cindi Sartain

 

2nd Place

Madison Meyer, Washington Elementary, Sterling

 

3rd Place​​​​​​​

Daniel Diaz, Westfield Manor School, Bloomingdale

 

Honorable Mention

Alanna Buttitta, SD 13 - Bloomingdale

 

Honorable Mention

Ellen Jiang, SD 60 - Willowbrook

 

Honorable Mention

Eli McEwan, SD 70 - Libertyville

 

Honorable Mention

Giovanny Rodriguez, SD 92-1/2 - Westchester​​​

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