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Roots—on pause in 2023 while the BIPOC leadership committee reassesses the program format

Student Arts Showcase—MAY 2023, Amador County Unified School District Office, Jackson

Miwok Patriots—MAY 2023 in partnership with Miwok Heritage Center

MLAA 68th Fine Art Show and Exhibition


Student Voice Campaign

  • The Student Voices Campaign provides students a platform to get their voices heard through their art and messages to their school leaders.


  • Monthly Art Award⁠, 3 emerging artists every win $100 USD cash, a published interview, a feature in a newsletter with almost 40,000 subscribers, and a winner’s certificate!⁠

Poetry Out Loud

  • POL is a national arts education program that encourages the study of great poetry by offering free educational materials and a dynamic recitation competition for high school students across the country.

River of Words Contest

  • Free, annual, international youth poetry and art contest for students aged 5-19.

Congressional Art Competition

  • Submit your students’ artworks for consideration in the 2024 Congressional Art Competition, a nationwide high school art competition sponsored by the Congressional Institute.

The Hope and Justice Film and Art Contest

  • Share Hope by submitting to the Hope and Justice Film and Art Contest! All art forms, including narratives and original music accepted. The contest is open to youth ages 12 to 24 with submissions due the last day of the month. The prompts for September and October are sponsored by the CalHOPE Schools Initiative. Visit their website for additional resources! By submitting an entry to the Hope and Justice contest, youth can win Amazon gift cards.

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