YAM (Youth Art Month)

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2019 – 2020

YOUTH ART MONTH DESIGN CONTEST

Theme: Take a Journey Through Art

Entry Form

Due Date: Nov. 30, 2019 by 11:59 pm

Digital Submissions only 

To receive your participation gift from Sargent, the 2020 YAM Participation Form must be filled out and emailed to Sargent by the school’s principal. This form will be emailed to you from Karen and Kristy at yam@aenj.org after your entry to the 2020 Poster Design Contest has been received.
Celebrate Youth Art Month by participating in the YAM Design Contest!  The Art Educators of New Jersey join other state art organizations to participate in the 2020 Youth Art Month Design Competition.  Seven winning entries will be chosen and used to celebrate Youth Art Month in New Jersey.  One winning entry will be replicated for the state YAM flag and flown during the 2020 NAEA Conference in Minneapolis.  Other winning entries will be transformed into our state YAM poster, YAM button, YAM billboard, YAM t-shirt, and two YAM invitations.

Prizes:
This year, Sargent Art will provide the following student and teacher prizes for each of the seven category winners:

*Students would receive art supplies worth $125 (retail value) and a certificate, and
*Teachers would receive art supplies worth $250 (retail value).

2019-2020
YOUTH ART MONTH State Exhibit & Reception
Save the Date: Friday, March 6, 2020
Exhibit: Annex
Receptions: Committee Rooms 4 & 5
High School Reception (Grades 9-12): 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Guest Speaker:  TBD
Awards Ceremony: 1:00 pm
Elementary Reception (K-8): 5:30 pm to 7:45 pm
Awards Ceremony: 6:30 pm

Location: NJ Statehouse
Capitol Building
125 West State Street
Trenton, NJ
Please bring a photo ID to enter the State House/Annex

The NJ State YAM Exhibition is a once in a lifetime opportunity for your art students.  Each county in the state is asked to submit six pieces of 2-D artwork to represent the county.  Three pieces of 3-D artwork will also accepted from each county, but please do not send the original 3-D piece.  Instead, please take a picture of the 3D work against a neutral background.  Enlarge the image to fit on a piece of standard, 8.5″ by 11″ printer paper.  Print in color.  Mat or mount the printed picture, attach the appropriate labels, and submit the piece to your respective county chair.  ***Please do not submit the actual 3D piece.***

Artwork for State YAM is selected by a panel of art teachers in each county.  Work must be created by students of current AENJ members.

Click below to view the front label for the YAM Sponsored Exhibit in: Front Label

Click below to view the permission slip (back label) for the YAM Sponsored Exhibit in:

AENJ YAM Back Label. 
AENJ YAM Back Label in Spanish.

To complete a YAM endorsement/proclamation in your town, county or legislative district, please click here: 2020 YAM Endorsement Form 

To sponsor YAM, please click here: 2020 YAM Sponsor Form


What is Youth Art Month?

Council for Art Education (CFAE) administers Youth Art Month at the national level. Festivities take place annually, traditionally culminating each March, to celebrate visual arts for grades K – 12. The Youth Art Month Program emphasizes the value of art education for all children, encourages support for quality school art programs, and promotes art material safety.

Youth Art Month also provides a forum for recognizing skills developed through visual arts experiences that are not possible in other curriculum subjects.

Started in 1961 through The Art & Creative Materials Institute, Inc. (ACMI) and in cooperation with the National Art Education Association (NAEA), Youth Art Month exists to:

1. Recognize art education as a viable factor in the total education curricula that develops citizens of a global society.

2. Recognize art is a necessity for the full development of better quality of life for all.

3. Direct attention to the value of art education for divergent and critical thinking.

4. Expand art programs in schools and stimulate new art programs.

5. Encourage commitment to the arts by students, community organizations, and individuals everywhere.

6. Provide additional opportunities for individuals of all ages to participate in creative art learning.

7. Increase community, business and governmental support for art education.

8. Increase community understanding and interest in art and art education through involvement in art exhibits, workshops, and other creative ventures.

9. Reflect and demonstrate the goals of the National Art Education Association that work toward the improvement of art education at all levels.


How do I get involved in Youth Art Month?

To find out what is happening in your county, please contact your county’s YAM chairperson. Deadlines for entries in most county YAM exhibits is late January/early February.  You will receive an email from your county YAM Chair after the Fall Conference in October with more information regarding your county’s YAM events.

More questions?  Please email Karen & Kristy at yam@aenj.org


2019 YAM DESIGN CONTEST WINNERS

Billboard and Overall Winner:
Katherine Updegrove, Grade 10, Somerset County

Flag:
Alexandra Lipshutz, Grade 8, Middlesex County
Invitation:
Emma Engle, Grade 8th, Ocean County

Invitation:
Ashley Rodriguez, Grade 8, Hudson

Button:
Adriana Maranhao- Neto, Grade 4, UNION County

Poster:
Hope Amoroso, Grade 11, Ocean County