Second Annual Student Art Contest

Wisconsin public school art teachers: Here’s your chance to help your students strut their creative stuff! WEA Member Benefits is now taking submissions for our second annual student art contest.

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We are looking for uplifting, inspiring, and positive artwork. We accept any two-dimensional painting, drawing, or photograph suitable for display throughout our building that can be framed and hung on a wall.

WHO MAY ENTER: Students must be enrolled in grades K–12 in a Wisconsin public school at the time the piece is submitted. All work must be the original work of the student.

SUBMISSION PROCESS: Submit your piece(s) to our evaluation committee by emailing images to memberbenefits@weabenefits.com, subject line, “Student art submission.” Deadline to enter is May 15, 2017.

  • Please include your student’s name, grade, school district, title of piece(s), medium used, and contact information for the art teacher.
  • Include two or three sentences about the submission and/or the subject of the piece(s).
  • Attach a high quality .jpg image/images of the artwork to your email. Please indicate the final artwork size dimensions. (Artwork larger than 36”x36”—if selected as a winner—cannot be displayed in its original form except with special approval. A reproduction will be resized to meet framing limitations.)
  • Optional: Please include an additional photo of yourself with your student either holding or standing in front of their artwork.

ARTIST RELEASE: By entering this contest, the student artist and art teacher agree to allow the WEA Member Benefits to use his/her name in event promotion (invitations, media, website, image/photo, etc.).

PRIZE: Accepted artists will receive a $50 Amazon gift card and an additional $50 gift card will go to the art teacher as well.

Frequently asked questions

What is WEA Member Benefits? WEA Member Benefits is a company that serves Wisconsin public school employees and their families by helping them achieve their financial goals. We provide personal insurance, retirement and investment, and financial planning programs that are designed specifically for the education community.

What is the review process for this contest? The evaluation committee, made up of a panel of WEA Member Benefits employees, will review submitted work. Criteria include: originality, expression, use of elements/principals of design, overall presentation of artwork, and its message.

What happens if my work is accepted? We may request that you email a final, printable high resolution image or, depending on the nature of the piece, we may ask that the original be shipped to our office. In addition to title and date, accepted artists will be asked to send a brief personal bio. The art will then be reproduced in suitable way for framing and display. If original artwork is displayed it can be returned to artist, but WEA Member Benefits will not be responsible for any damages that occur during shipping.

Where will the art be displayed? All art will be visible in the WEA Member Benefits building in Madison. The artwork may rotate between the lobby, meeting rooms, offices, and other locations throughout the building.

Second Annual Student Art Contest flyer