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THE 2021-2022 YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION

PENC (Professional Educators of North Carolina), a professional association that serves as THE Voice for educators in policy-making, the forum for developing professional relationships and the advocate for improving the learning environment for every educator and student, is currently accepting electronic entries for its annual Young Artists Competition. The goal of this project is to highlight the hard work of North Carolina’s teachers and their students.
Six works of art will be selected as the winning entries by a PENC panel of judges. The pieces will be duplicated for display in our Raleigh office, on the PENC website and may be used in future publications. The six winning entrants will receive an award of $50.00 and a certificate of achievement from PENC. The teachers will be presented with a certificate, gift bag and gift certificate for art supplies at the fall 2022 Executive Board Meeting. PENC is looking forward to the wonderful work from all around our great state.The Young Artists Competition is open to all North Carolina Educators and from all disciplines.

Submission Guidelines

The work needs to be two-dimensional and created by students in North Carolina schools (including public, private, charter and magnet schools).

​A teacher must enter the submission on behalf of the student electronically:

  • One entry per student

  • Maximum of five entries per teacher

  • All submissions must be e-mailed by the teacher to artawards@pencweb.org

  • The e-mail submission MUST include:

    • A clear, non-blurry, digital photo of the work*​

    • The full name of the student, school, and grade level (Please check your county/school policy on student work being published).

    • Full name and contact information for the student’s parent or guardian.

    • Your name (teacher), title, telephone number, e-mail address and your school address.

  • All submissions must be received by 5:00 pm on August 31, 2022

  • The selected winners and their teachers will be notified in the fall of 2022.

  • The awards and certificates will be presented at the fall 2022 PENC Executive Board Meeting, with the date and location to be announced in the invitation. Please note that the details of the event are subject to change due to pandemic modifications.

If you have any questions, please contact Bill Medlin, Executive Director, at artawards@pencweb.org or 800.542.8844.

*PENC will need high-resolution images for the six winning entrants. When sending your submissions please be sure to have high-resolution images.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WINNERS

15th Annual Young Artists Competition
2020

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SOPHIA ELKS
3RD GRADE

Chicod Elementary School
Art Instructor: Kathy Bello
Proud Parent: Sara Smith

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ASHER FORD
2ND GRADE

Old Richmond Elementary School
Art Instructor: Wendy Vance
Proud Parent: Olivia Everett

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EMMA BOYD

2ND GRADE

HONORABLE MENTION

Chicod Elementary School
Art Instructor: Kathy Bello
Proud Parent: Laura Boyd

MIDDLE SCHOOL WINNERS

15th Annual Young Artists Competition
2020

Caroline Hogan, 8th, Clemmons Middle Sch

CAROLINE HOGAN
8TH GRADE

Clemmons Middle School
Art Instructor: Katherine Howard
Proud Parent: Tracy Hogan

Ruby Bowser, 8th Grade, Clemmons Middle

RUBY BOWSER
8TH GRADE

Clemmons Middle School
Art Instructor: Katherine Howard
Proud Parent: Beth Bowser

Keelin Mahoney, 8th, Clemmons Middle Sch

KEELIN MAHONEY

8TH GRADE

HONORABLE MENTION

Clemmons Middle School
Art Instructor: Katherine Howard
Proud Parent: Amelia Taylor

HIGH SCHOOL WINNERS

15th Annual Young Artists Competition
2020

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EGHOSA OHENHEN
10TH GRADE

STEM Early College at NC A&T
Art Instructor: Holly Noel
Proud Parent: Amen Ohenhen