Celebrating Inclusion, Empathy and Choosing Kind
The All Kids Included (AKI) district-wide student art competition is held each year in conjunction with the All Kids Included Family Arts Festival, and is open to all Miami-Dade students in grades Pre K-12. The AKI Family Arts Festival is presented annually as an innovative, interdisciplinary community arts festival for children and families with or without disabilities, and features live performances, interactive arts activities, student field trips, a district-wide student art competition and exhibit, and community resources for parents.
For the art contest, students are invited to submit original art work depicting the competition and festival theme and are asked to draw on the competition and festival’s selected book for inspiration. Semi-finalists and finalists’ artwork will be exhibited at the Miami-Dade Public Library System Main Library and/or during the AKI Family Arts Festival at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center.
The theme for 2018 is inspired by the book, We're All Wonders by R. J. Palacio. We're All Wonders is an inspirational story of inclusion, empathy and choosing to be kind. The story taps into every child’s longing to belong, and to be seen for who they truly are. Student artists should depict the themes of inclusion, empathy, kindness and diversity.
For additional information contact Francine Andersen firstname.lastname@example.org / (305) 375-5024.
2018 Contest Exhibitions
2018 Contest Award Ceremony
- May 5, 2018: South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
2018 Competition Deadline: Monday, February 5, 2018.
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Selected semi-finalists will be chosen to have their work exhibited at the Miami-Dade Public Library System Main Library and will receive a copy of the book, We're All Wonders. In addition, semi-finalists will be automatically entered into the AKI Student Art Competition finals (see below).
A 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and honorable mention winners will be selected from the semi-finalists for Pre-K, Elementary, Middle and High School levels to receive the prizes as outlined below, and to have their work exhibited during the AKI Family Arts Festival at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. A Grand Prize for "Best in Show" will also be chosen. In addition, winning students will each receive an All Kids Included Family Arts Festival goody bag.
|Grades||1st Place||2nd Place||3rd Place|
|Pre-K||$100 Blick Art Supply Card||$75 Blick Art Supply Card||$50 Blick Art Supply Card|
|Elementary School||$100 Blick Art Supply Card||$75 Blick Art Supply Card||$50 Blick Art Supply Card|
|Middle School||$100 Blick Art Supply Card||$75 Blick Art Supply Card||$50 Blick Art Supply Card|
|High School||$100 Blick Art Supply Card||$75 Blick Art Supply Card||$50 Blick Art Supply Card|
|Honorable Mentions:||$ 25 Blick Art Supply Card|
|Grand Prize:||$250 Blick Art Supply Card|