"Leadership is an Art"
38th Illinois Arts Education Week will be March 16-22, 2020. March is recognized throughout the United States as Youth Art Month, with activities to promote the importance of art education. Illinois Arts Education Week is sponsored by the Illinois State Board of Education and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in cooperation with the
Illinois Art Education Association. The 2020 art contest consists of three categories -- K-5, 6-8, and 9-12. A winner and five runners-up are chosen in each category.
The theme of this year's poster contest is "Leadership is an Art." The imagery should reflect the theme, as well as represent all five areas of art (dance, drama, media, music, and visual arts). There is no limit to the number of entries per school, but only one entry per student will be accept. Please fill out the downloadable contest form and send or deliver entries to ISBE by December 2, 2019.
The artwork of the overall winner will be featured on a poster and will also be recognized at a board meeting at the Illinois State Board of Education. All three category winners will be recognized at the Illinois Art Education Association fall conference. All 18 winners and runner-ups will have their art enlarged and displayed at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum.
For questions, please contact the Illinois State Board of Education’s Curriculum and Instruction Department at (217) 524-4832 or firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail at 100 N. First St., C-215, Springfield, IL 62777-0001.