Young Artists’ Showcase

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.

Young Artists’ Showcase 2021
January 2021

Deadline for entries is November 21 at 3:00pm


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