Children’s Art Contest

This Year’s Theme: “Naughty or Nice”

The Children’s Holiday Art Contest benefits art education in local schools. Portland/Vancouver metro area elementary school classes (grades 3-5) are asked to paint a greeting card mural. New this year, the entries will be displayed online where visitors can vote to select their top entry. The school receiving the most votes will receive a cash prize for their efforts! Your school’s success is impacted by your efforts to spread awareness about the contest and encourage parents and families to vote online!

The children’s creativity is rewarded with grant money based on the number of votes received. Our only request is that the funds are spent on art related supplies, projects, or field trips. The Sunshine Division provides prize money to the winning schools.

2016 Participating Schools

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School: Hockinson Heights Elementary
Teacher: Nancy O’Neill-Bratt/Anna Hoffman
Grade: 5th Grade
Piece Name: Christmas Commotion

School: Lake Shore
Teacher: Erinn Stromme
Grade: 5th Grade
Piece Name: “Naughty or Nice? …Choose Nice!”

School: Middleton Elementary
Teacher: Jennica Smith – WINNER!
Grade: 5th Grade
Piece Name: “Santa’s Coal Mine”

School: Hollydale
Teacher: Chastity Clegg
Grade: 4th Grade

School: Pleasant Valley
Teacher: Barb Holterman
Grade: 4th Grade
Piece Name: I’m Getting Nuttin for Christmas

2015 1st Place Winner – Lake Shore Elementary, Vancouver

Congratulations to our 2015 winner, Lake Shore Elementary in Vancouver, WA who received a $500 prize for submitting the top entry!

Please check back in September for details on how your school can submit an entry for the 2016 contest.

2015 Participating Schools

  • Fisher’s Landing
  • Glenwood Heights
  • Harney
  • Hayhurst
  • Hockinson Heights
  • Lake Shore
  • Laurelhurst
  • Pleasant Valley
  • Sarah J. Anderson
  • Vernon School
  • Vestal Elementary School