Youth Art Month

Below are links to YAM information.  Please click on the blue titles to get the information necessary for properly entering your students’ artwork in YAM.

YAM Entry Guidelines

  • All work must be 2-D.
  • Up to ten works may be entered per teacher per district.
  • Maximum matted size: 24″ x 36″  (protective backing recommended).
  • Do not laminate.  Acetate covering must be removable.
  • Artwork labels are downloadable from Google Drive.
  • Art works submitted will be juried during the Winter AEI board meeting at the Historical Society Building, beginning at 10 AM on January 28, 2017.
    • Take them to the meeting or
    • Send with your AEI Representative.
    • Do NOT mail them to the State Historical Building.
  • Each student whose work is selected for the exhibition will receive an invitation to the YAM reception as well as a certificate of achievement.
  • Prize Structure is offered by Sargent Art
    • Student and teacher prizes in the form of art supplies for one winner in each of the following categories:  Elementary, Middle School, and High School
    • One overall Best of Show winner
    • Participating teachers receive art supplies.
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  • All exhibited work will be returned at the Spring or Summer Board Meeting.

The Iowa Youth Art Month show and celebration is sponsored by Art Educators of Iowa in partnership with the Iowa Arts Council.

AEI and Iowa Arts Council