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ACE Youth Art Month

March is Youth Art Month! Share your students' artwork with ACE!

Join ACE on Facebook and Pinterest this month as we celebrate Youth Art Month (YAM)! Administered by the Council for Art Education (CFAE), Youth Art Month emphasizes the value of art education for all children, and provides an opportunity to discuss the skills that visual arts experiences can help children develop. YAM is celebrated at the national and state levels, including events and contests hosted by each state throughout the month of March that promote artwork from regional school children.

This year's theme is 'United through Art.'

In recognition of this annual event celebrating the benefits of art education, American College of Education wants to see artwork from the students in your classroom! Whether you're sharing artwork your students did especially for Youth Art Month, or from assignments in the classroom, we want to recognize their creativity and artistic achievement.

Mediums accepted:

  • watercolor

  • oil paints/pastels

  • crayon

  • pencil/colored pencil and paper

  • mixed medium

To share artwork with us, simply upload a photo to Instagram, Pinterest, or Facebook using the hashtag #ACEYAMContest. We'll gather the photos and upload them to our Youth Art Month board on Pinterest to celebrate how art inspires the students in your classroom!


In compliance with COPPA laws, please only submit artwork with a student's first name, city, and state. Please make sure that full names, names of the school district or classroom/teacher name, and other personally identifying information are not visible on the artwork.

Enter to win!

When you post drawings of your students' artwork on Pinterest or Instagram, include the hashtag #ACEYAMcontest and your students' artwork will be entered into our Youth Art Month Contest. You may also submit artwork via email. Please send your images as attachments to with 'Youth Art Month' in the subject line.

One piece of artwork from all submitted entries will be selected to appear on ACE cover photos on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, and the student's classroom will receive a $500 gift card for the purchase of art supplies for future projects!

For more information on Youth Art Month, please visit For contest rules, click here.