Youth Art Contest

Date: May 27, 2015 Author: ITCNCCDF Categories: News, Parents


The Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada, Inc., Child Care Development Fund, is seeking young artists, ages 12 and under, to submit original artwork that could be featured on the National Indian Child Care Association t-shirts, for the upcoming biennial conference. The conference will be held in Washington, D.C., September 14-16, 2015.

“The National Indian Child Care Association is a representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization serving the 266 tribal CCDF grantees that represent Tribal communities across the nation. Tribal child care and early childhood programs work hard to provide our children, families, and communities with high quality child care services all across Indian Country.

“This year’s conference will have sessions on leadership; health, safety, and nutrition; advocacy and research; administration; and indoor and outdoor classrooms. We will have a number of special events and participatory sessions that we hope all will be a part of, including a language and culture poster session, an award ceremony to recognize high achieving programs implementing efforts to promote language and culture, and an opportunity to visit your Congressional leaders on Capitol Hill to share the importance of promoting early education among our Tribal communities.” v(

The theme for this year’s convention is “Empowering Tribal Children and Families“. All artwork should incorporate the theme, and must be submitted by June 8, 2015. A winner will be chosen by June 12, and will be announced via Facebook and by email. Please include the name, age, tribal identity, and contact information (home address, telephone number and email address), on the back of the contest form. ITCN CCDF reserves all rights to submitted artwork.

To download the blank contest form, please click here:


You can submit your child(ren)’s artwork to Deserea Quintana, at our office located at 680 Greenbrae Drive, Suite 290, in Sparks, or by email at, or by mail at:


C/O Deserea Quintana

680 Greenbrae Drive

Suite 290

Sparks, NV 89431

For questions or comments, please call our office at 775-355-0600 ext. 140.


These rules, set forth, will govern the Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada, Inc. Child Care Development Fund Youth Art Contest as a means of collecting artwork that may be temporarily or permanently displayed during the National Indian Child Care Association Conference, September 14-16, 2015, in Washington, D.C. ITCN CCDF reserves all rights to submitted artwork. The original will not be returned, but parents may ask for a copy of the submitted artwork. Youth participants ages 12 and under will be asked to draw a picture that reflects this year’s theme, “Empowering Tribal Children and Families.”

Contest Deadline:

The contest will officially begins on May 27, 2015. All artist submitting an entry must deliver finished work to designated drop off location no later than Monday, June 8, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. Entries may be received anytime after May 27, 2015, but must be received or postmarked by June 8, 2015. A winner will be announced on June 12, 2015, via Facebook and contact email.

Drop off location:


680 Greenbrae Drive, Suite 290

Sparks, NV 89431

Entries can be mailed to the same address C/O Deserea Quintana,

or can be scanned and submitted via email at:

Contest Eligibility:

Contest is open to all Native American youth, ages 12 and under. Older children and parents are encouraged to assist, and help create the final product, if needed although the idea and original artwork should be of the participating youth.

Criteria for Judging:

Entries will be judged on the following three criteria:

1. Originality

2. Artistic composition

3. Content appropriateness based on the theme

Technical requirements for design or entry: Paper to be no smaller than 8″ x 10″, no larger than 9″ x 12″. Composition may be vertical or horizontal orientation. Artists may use any colorful medium that includes markers, paint, pastels, colored pencils, crayon, digital art, or photography. Final piece of artwork must be two-dimensional. Sculptural or three-dimensional pieces will not be eligible. All entries must be submitted with a contest form and details, including, name, age, tribal identity, art title, address, telephone number, email, and home address.

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