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Submit your art by Friday, July 15 at 11:59 pm ET!

What is the contest?

Art is a universal language for us to share our voices, tell our stories, and act as a medium for change. Here at ARTE, we aim to emphasize the power of art and invite you to do the same.


The ARTivism (Art + Activism) Art Contest asks young artists, ages 13-18, to submit visual art pieces that comment on a personal experience or issue related to a broader theme in our society.

Please see the page below for examples of art pieces ARTE's Junior Board, who created and organized this contest, find relevant and inspirational.


Who can submit art?

The contest is open to artists ages 13-18 from anywhere across the United States.

Who are the judges?

The results of the ARTivism Art Contest will be decided by a team of judges from ARTE. To learn more about the ARTE team, follow this link. To learn more about the contest organizers, ARTE's Junior Board, click here.

Panel 1 from the Migration Series (1940-1941), Jacob Lawrence

What are the prizes?

1ST PRIZE: The first prize winner will receive an $100 gift certificate to a nationwide art supply store.

2ND PRIZE: The second prize winner will receive a one-hour consultation from ARTE Board member nora rahimian, business coach for creative entrepreneurs, and a $50 certificate.

3RD PRIZE: The third prize winner will receive a link to an online drawing tutorial created by artist and teacher Clare Kambhu and a $25 certificate. 


All three contest winners and all honorable mentions will have their work featured on ARTE's website and social media!

Gift certificates generously provided by Blick Art Materials.

Salma Halal's Artwork.heic

What's the deadline?

All art must be submitted by FRIDAY, JULY 15 AT 11:59 PM ET!

How do I submit?

Click the button below to submit your art! In addition to uploading a picture of your piece, you will need to provide a 2-3 sentence description.

Gun Violence, Salma (ARTE Junior Board member and YVL alumni)

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Le féminisme est-il une nouvelle marque capitaliste? // Is feminism the brand new capitalism? (2018), Odile Brée


Revolutionary (Angela Davis) (1972),

Wadsworth Jarrell


At Least You’re Free (2021), @kikiwhiz7

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Environmental Justice (2006), Ricardo Levins 

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