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Students invited to envision their future through art contest

by Press Staff
| December 4, 2020 1:00 AM

Idaho students in seventh through 12th grades are invited to picture how their education will connect with their future and share that vision through artwork for the State Department of Education’s Picture My Future art contest, now in its sixth year.

Mailed entries must be postmarked by Jan. 19, to ensure they're received in time for judging. Online submissions are due by midnight Jan. 22.

The winning artwork will be posted on the SDE website and shared with Idaho legislators during Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra’s budget presentation to the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee. Contest rules:

∙ Artwork should visualize the student’s dreams for his or her future after high school.

∙ Artwork should not include copyrighted images.

∙ Entries should be submitted in an 8.5-by-11-inch portrait format.

∙ Artwork must be labeled with the student’s name and grade, teacher’s name and the district and school where the student attends.

∙ Students may use any medium or combination of mediums they choose.

∙ Students must be advised that entry into this contest waives all copyrights of their entries and gives the SDE permission to republish the art without compensation.

∙ Artwork will not be returned.

∙ Mailed entries must be postmarked by Jan. 19, and mailed to: Idaho State Department of Education Attn: Karli Bennett, P.O. Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-0027.

∙ Entries may be submitted electronically by midnight Jan. 22 as Adobe PDF documents (produced using the “High Quality Print” setting) using the form on the SDE website’s Picture My Future page.

Direct questions to Karli Bennett at or 208-332-6818.