ART for kids

What is ART for Kids?

Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA) is pleased to announce another art opportunity for our creative Rochester Community Schools K-12 students. Sponsored by Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital, the Art for Kids art contest invites young artists to create and submit artwork intended to help sick kids.

Did you know art is proven to help sick people feel better? Patients heal faster, deal with pain better, and are not as stressed when they are surrounded by art!

Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital will display winning submissions in high-traffic areas used by children. Because of the location of the display, artists should propose work that meets the theme of “Feeling Good”. Try to create work that feels friendly, calming, and encouraging and is appropriate for all ages.

Winning Entries

We are excited to announce the winners of the Art for Kids contest!  Each of these 12 winning works of art will be featured in Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital’s 2022 calendar and all the winners will get a cash award.
    • Lower Elementary (K through 2nd) Winners
      • Amaira Dive, Friends Make Us Smile – First Place Winner
      • Naitya Bharane, Kids Playtime – Second Place Winner
      • Ashwin Ananth, Happy Panda – Third Place Winner
    • Upper Elementary Winners (3rd through 5th)
      • Colin Price, Feeling Good – Second Place Winner
      • Harshitha, Nature is the Best Medicine – First Place Winner
      • Alina Ju, I AM FEELING GOOD! – Third Place Winner
    • Middle School Winners
      • Anastasiya Kovalchuk, In A World That You Can Be Anything Be KIND – First Place Winner
      • Genevive Brown, Azalea– Second Place Winner
      • Leo Comfort, Better Together– Third Place Winner
    • High School Winners
      • Ananya Prashar, Peace Lilies – First Place Winner
      • Fenrris Pearson, Spread Your Wings – Second Place Winner
      • Madelyn Hicme, Paper Planes– Third Place Winner

Judging & Prizes

Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital staff will select 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners from the following grade categories.

    • Lower Elementary (K-2nd)
    • Upper Elementary (3rd-5th)
    • Middle School (6th-8th)
    • High School (9th-12th)

Winners will receive:

    • Cash awards in each grade category:
      • 1st Place: $100
      • 2nd Place: $50
      • 3rd Place: $25
    • First place winners will also be prominently displayed in Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital. (Other artwork may also be displayed by Ascension)
    • All winning artwork from each grade category will be included in a 2022 calendar produced by Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital.
    • All winners will be invited to an unveiling event.

Need help? Have questions?

Check out our FAQ section below for answers to some common questions. Still need help? Please call (248) 651-4110.

Answer: Eligible entries will be sorted into groups based on grade level to ensure each student’s work will be judged against the work of their peers. Groups will be organized as follows:

  • Lower Elementary (K-2nd)
  • Upper Elementary (3rd-5th)
  • Middle School (6th-8th)
  • High School (9th-12th)

Answer: No, artists may only submit one entry. In the event that more than one entry is submitted, only the most recent entry will move on to judging.

Answer: Entries are limited to 2 dimensional mediums and methods only. This includes drawing, painting, photography, digital art and 2-dimensional mixed media.

Artists should NOT submit 3-dimensional work as it will not be accepted.

Answer: Yes, words can be included. Please remember that they should be appropriate for all ages, and can’t include brand names, logos or trademarked characters.

Answer: No, copyrighted and trademarked characters should not be included in your artwork.

Answer: Yes, people may be included.

Ascension Providence Hospital staff will be selecting 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize winners from each of the grade categories.

Applicants must use a gmail account to submit your artwork. Please refrain from using your school email as PCCA emails are not able t be received.

ART for Kids is an art program by Paint Creek Center for the Arts and is sponsored by Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital Foundation.

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