GFWC-MFWC Awards & Contests

Guidelines for Youth Art Contest

Important Note: Guidelines/Rules for Youth Art Contest were revised July 1, 2016.

District First Place entries go directly to the State level competition.


Class A
Students receiving lessons from private teachers
Class B
Students receiving instruction as part of a school curriculum with a certified art teacher
Class C

Students receiving no art instruction from private or certified art teacher; classroom teachers giving art instruction in the classroom would fall in this category.


Division 1 Kindergarten – Grade 1
Division 2 Grades 2 & 3
Division 3 Grades 4, 5, & 6
Division 4 Grades 7, 8, & 9
Division 5 Grades 10, 11, & 12


  1. Entries must by sponsored by an MFWC member Club.
  2. Each Club may submit two entries in each of the five divisions of the three classes.
  3. Typewritten identification cards (see link below for Identification Cards) must be firmly attached to the back of each entry.  The label should contain the following information:  Class, Division, Student’s name and the complete name of the sponsoring club, city and MFWC District. See example below.
  4. All work must be original, done within the last 12 months.  Items previously entered in MFWC contests are ineligible.
  5. Any pastel or charcoal must be sprayed with a fixative or covered with transparent material.
  6. Dimensions:  Before matting, minimum size must be at least 8½ x 11 inches and maximum size must not exceed 20 x 24 inches.
  7. Mats and frames:  it is preferred that entries be matted or attached to a firm backing.  Mats should be stiff enough to stand.  Cover pictures with transparent materials to protect if desired. DO NOT USE GLASS on entries.

Youth Art Contest Identification Card:

Click here for a pdf file of the Youth Art Contest Identification Card. (Updated 7/2020)

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