Artists with Special Needs
2 Ways to Enter!
Enter artwork as part of the Special Artist Division or
Enter artwork as part of the Grade Division (K-5) that most closely aligned with functional abilities. (Entries in the Grade Divisions are judged as part of the general student population without regard to special needs or challenges.)
The Special Artist Division is limited to students whose physical, cognitive, or mental health challenges meeting ADA guidelines. Qualifying students create their own artwork but may receive non-artistic accommodation and assistance from an adult. At the national level, one Special Artist from across all arts categories will be selected to receive an Outstanding Interpretation Award. Up to five additional Special Artists may be selected to receive national Awards of Excellence