Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs 2017 All Kids Included Student Art Competition
Deadline February 6, 2017

Do you know a young artist? 
Submissions are now being accepted for the All Kids Included (AKI) district-wide student visual art competition open to all Miami-Dade students in grades PreK-12. Celebrating inclusion, empowerment, and determination, the contest is held each year in conjunction with the AKI Family Arts Festival, an annual interdisciplinary community arts festival for children and families with or without disabilities. The AKI Family Arts Festival features live performances, interactive arts activities, student field trips, the district-wide student art competition and exhibition, as well as community resources for parents.

For the art contest, students are invited to submit original artwork depicting the contest theme and are asked to draw on the selected book for inspiration. Semi-finalists’ artwork will be exhibited at one of two Miami-Dade County Public regional libraries and finalists’ artwork will be exhibited during the AKI Family Arts Festival at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. Winners and awards will be announced at the 11th Annual All Kids Included Family Arts Festival on Saturday, May 6, 2017.

The 2017 contest theme is “Celebrating Inclusion, Empowerment and Determination,” inspired by the award-winning book, Firebird by African American ballerina Misty Copeland, illustrated by Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Honoree Christopher Myers. The book is a poetic story of encouragement, determination, overcoming self-doubt, and finding the power within yourself to follow your dreams and succeed.
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WHAT: 2017 All Kids Included District-Wide Student Art Competition
WHO: The art competition is open to all students in grades Pre K-12, residing in Miami-Dade County.
WHERE: Submissions are being accepted now through Miami-Dade County Public School art teachers, or individual students can submit their artwork directly at any Miami-Dade County Public Library Branch, during normal library hours. For a list of Miami-Dade County Public Libraries, go to: http://www.mdpls.org/locator/map.html.
HOW: Guidelines, required forms, submission instructions, prizes and award information are available from the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs at www.AllKidsIncludedMiami.org.
WHEN:  2017 Competition Submission Deadline: Monday, February 6, 2017
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