Art Contests

Winter Card Contest—All elementary students can submit designs for this seasonal card contest. One winning entry is selected by the Superintendent to be used for the District’s holiday card design. The top 100 designs also receive special recognition and will be on display at The District Services Center for the month of December 2021. Entries should be at the Art Cottage no later than November 12, 2021. Entries may be sent to the Art Cottage through school mail or dropped off at the Art Cottage in person. The link to download the entry form is to the left and can be downloaded and copied as necessary.



Boise Schools Calendar Contest
—All elementary students are encouraged to submit artwork representing the various months of the year. The top fourteen will be used to create the 2022-2023 Boise School District calendar and will be digitally posted on the School District’s website in the Calendar Contest Winners Gallery. Outstanding entry selections for each month are showcased at the District Services Center. Entries should be at the Art Cottage no later than May 10, 2022, but students are encouraged to create and send those entries throughout the year. Entries may be sent to the Art Cottage through school mail or dropped off at the Art Cottage in person. The link to download the entry form is to the left and can be downloaded and copied as necessary.



Bob Wand Memorial Exhibit Art Contest
—Outstanding elementary art pieces created during the school year are submitted for this juried contest. 120 top selections travel to Boise School District elementary schools during the following school year as part of this traveling exhibit. Judges also select one exceptional piece of artwork from this contest as a Purchase Award to be presented to the Board of Trustees. This recognized piece becomes a part of the permanent art collection at the District Services Center. There is no official entry form - students may submit entries throughout the year, but all entries should be to the Art Cottage no later than May 6, 2022Entries may be sent to the Art Cottage through school mail or dropped off at the Art Cottage in person. Please make sure these specifics are considered:
- Attach a label with student’s name, grade, teacher and school on the back
- Enter only two-dimensional art
- Avoid entries larger than 18”, but within that measurement, we encourage a variety of sizes and formats
- Send art to the Art Cottage by Friday, May 6, 2022.


Annual Secondary Art Contests and Opportunities: Most of these do not have updated information yet, and may be affected by the ongoing Covid-19 situation. Please watch their websites linked below for updated information. We will also post updated information as it is available, as well as additional exhibit/contest information as we receive it.
Empty Bowls: Sponsored by the Idaho Food Bank - Bowl contributions due to Idaho Food Bank by 11/12/21 - online sales event starts 11/26/21.
Valley Visions: Boise School District Art & Literacy Showcase Magazine - information flyer is here and entry form is here - Entries are due by December 10, 2021
Human Rights Art Contest (K-12): Sponsored by the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights - generally in April
Higher Ground (biennial; grades 10-12): Sponsored by the Boise Art Museum - was to have been in March 2021, but was cancelled because of Covid-19. Waiting to hear if it will happen in March 2022 or wait until it's regular rotation in March 2023.