Young Artists’ Showcase

The Young Artists Showcase 2021 has been cancelled due to COVID. It was felt that due to the schools meeting virtually, it would pose great difficulty for the students and schools to produce the artwork. Therefore, it was felt we could not put on the kind of exhibit that everyone has come to expect of this show. We will all look forward to 2022.

This competition is open to 5th through 8th grade students from Macon County and surrounding areas.  Original artwork created during the last year is eligible.  Artwork may be submitted by classroom teachers OR by individuals themselves.  Matting and framing is not required and will not be considered in the judging but will be accepted.  We encourage creativity in all mediums.  Compositions must be that of the artist,  No copies of another artist’s work will be accepted.  No Kits may be used.  Only one entry per student.  Judges will look for technical competence and craftsmanship in the medium chosen while looking for personal style and expression of ideas, thoughts or concepts.  Approximately 100 pieces of artwork will be chosen to be exhibited.  Best of Show ($25) and other awards will be recognized for 5th/6th and 7th/8th grades separately.

Eligible Artists

Any 5th through 8th grade student in and around Macon County.  Artwork need not be framed or matted to enter.  Judging is done purely on the merits of the artwork.  Does not need to have been done in school or in a class setting.  Parents, grandparents, teachers or guardian of a young artist may enter the work for them.


Andreas Foundation
IL Arts Council Agency
Decatur Area Arts Council
Dynagraphics/Fast Impressions