K-12 Student Art Contest

Students will create a visual design showing people how to take simple steps to reduce food waste.

  • 2022 Theme: "Save Food, Save Money"

  • We will accept entries through April 8, 2022

  • Winners will be announced by May 15, 2022

Food
Art Class

Contest Rules

  • Contest is for students in grades K-12.

  • Students may choose to work in a group. Please note if selected as a winner, prize will be divided amongst the group. 

  • The 2022 Theme is:  Save Food Save Money : Ways to Prevent Food from Spoilage.

  • Student’s artwork inspires people to make simple changes to prevent food from spoiling. 

  • Important: All images and words must be CLEAR and easy to see from a distance.

  • Include a specific and short message to encourage preventing spoilage. Visit www.SavetheFood.com/storage for excellent ideas!  Ex. To Refrigerate or Not to Refrigerate, Explain Best By Dates, Keep Em Separated, etc. 

  • Use an 8 1/2 x 11 in. paper in landscape orientation, using crayons, pens, markers, paints or other art supplies, no highlighters.  No digital creation is allowed. 

  • No cutouts, pasted on, or attached materials of any type may be used. 

  • Avoid using any brand names or names of stores in your artwork. Artwork including brand names will be disqualified.

  • Students are to upload their art and complete Entry Form. Click here for ONLINE ENTRY FORM.  

  • Winners MUST keep original work. If artwork is selected as a winner, original will be submitted.

  • By entering, participants agree that Food Waste Prevention Week and sponsors may use their artwork for education and promotion.​

Judging Criteria

1. Clarity of Theme - Save Food Save Money. The work combines technique, expression, and organization through artistic and critical judgement to achieve an effective interpretation of the theme- saving money by saving food.

2. Creativity and Originality. There is evidence of imagination, creativity, and individuality. The result is distinctive and the concept presented in a unique way that is imaginative and inventive.

3. Organization & Clarity. The use of elements and the principles of art are used effectively and selectively to enhance the overall appearance of the work. Image and words are clear.

Art contest prizes

1st place: $500

2nd place: $250

3rd place: $100

 

Prize Categories:

  • Grades K-5

  • Grades 6-8

  • Grades 9-12

  • Teacher/organization 

    • ($100 - first place each category)​