YAM (Youth Art Month)

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2019 – 2020

YOUTH ART MONTH DESIGN CONTEST

Theme: Take a Journey Through Art

Due Date: Nov. 30, 2019 11:59 pm – Digital Submissions only 

*to receive their participation gift from Sargent, the 2020 YAM Participation Form must be filled out and emailed to Sargent by the school’s principal.
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

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 6 pieces of artwork to represent the county.  This artwork is selected by a panel of art teachers in each county and must be created by students of current AENJ members.

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.  Email your county YAM chair for more detailed information.

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

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

Prizes:

Sargent Art is again generously sponsoring the 2020 YAM Design Contest with a revised prize structure: 

  • Sargent Art would provide art supplies as student and teacher prizes for one winner in each of the six categories– art supplies for the student worth $100 Retail Value and a certificate and classroom art supplies for the teacher worth $300 Retail value;
  • One Overall winning student would receive an assortment of art supplies worth $500 Retail value; and the Overall winning teacher would receive classroom art supplies worth $ 1,000 Retail value;
  • Sargent Art would provide art supplies as student and teacher prizes for one winner in each category– art supplies for the student worth $100 Retail Value and a certificate and classroom art supplies for the teacher worth $300 Retail value;

  • One Overall winning student would receive an assortment of art supplies worth $500 Retail value; and the Overall winning teacher would receive classroom art supplies worth $ 1,000 Retail value;

  • Sargent Art would send a Participation Gift to each school after receiving from the Principal (via Email) the following information (which would be sent directly to Sargent Art): 1. School enrollment number; 2. Number of Art Teachers; 3. Number of entries submitted to Youth Art Month (We will provide the necessary sheet for teachers to fill out to receive their gift as well).


2018-2019
YOUTH ART MONTH State Exhibit & Reception
Save the Date: Friday,March 8, 2019
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

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.  Email your county YAM chair for more detailed information.

To complete a YAM endorsement/proclamation in your town, county or legislative district, please click here: 2019 YAM Endorsement Form

To sponsor YAM, please click here: 2019-YAM-Sponsor-Form

Please bring photo ID with you when entering the State House.
NEW for 2018 – 3D Submissions!  (This is optional).  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, and attach the appropriate labels, before submitting the piece to your county chair.  ***Please do not submit the actual 3D piece.***

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

For more information on the following, please click on the links below:

2018 YAM Chairs

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

Front Label NEW

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

AENJ YAM Back Label (Permission Form)

AENJ YAM Back Label in Spanish (Permission 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.

The Council for Art Education is the national sponsor of Youth Art Month.

Sargent Art is again generously sponsoring the 2019 YAM Design Contest with a revised prize structure: 

$100 worth of art supplies to five (5) contest design winners and; $200 in art supplies to the student’s art teacher.

A check for cash, $1,000 to one (1) overall design winner, awarded at the Youth Art Month Reception at the statehouse in Trenton. The student’s art teacher will receive an assortment of Art Supplies worth $1200 (this will be shipped directly to the teacher’s school address).

Click here for GUIDELINES and list of prizes provided by Sargent Art!

Thank you Sargent Art for your generous donations in support of YAM!