The goal of this project is to highlight the hard work of North Carolina’s art teacher and classroom teachers that encourage art in their class 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 and presented to each winning student's district for display, used 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 $100 gift card to utilize for art supplies.
PENC is looking forward to seeing the wonderful work from all around our great state.The Young Artists Competition is open to all North Carolina Educators and from all disciplines.
The work needs to be two-dimensional and created by students in North Carolina schools (including public, private, charter and magnet schools). Home-school entries do not qualify for this competition.
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 entered here by clicking this link.
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 name and address.
All submissions must be received by 5:00 pm on June 15.
The selected winners and their teachers will be notified in the fall after the new school year has begun.
The awards and certificates will be presented at the fall 2023 PENC Executive Board Meeting, with the date and location to be announced in the invitation.
If you have any questions, please contact Tammy Beach, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800.542.8844.
The next year's window for submissions will open September 1st each year.
*PENC will need high-resolution images for the six winning entrants. When sending your submissions please be sure to have high-resolution images.
2023 YAC WINNERS
Art Instructor: Shelly Creech-Parrish
St. James Elementary
Art Instructor: Lisa Anzalone
Art Instructor: Brad Wright
Middle School Division
Heron Pond Montessori
Art Instructor: Jackie Bellamy
Alston Ridge Middle
Homeroom Teacher: Carla Sorrell
West Iredell Middle
Art Instructor: Jennifer Harris
High School Division
Roxboro Community School
Art Instructor: Anne Bettendorf
Art Instructor: Abigail Gravatt
Hunter Huss High
Art Instructor: Taylor Stump