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K-12 Italian Art Contest Submission Deadline Extended to Oct. 15!

Date 09.22.2020

K-12 ITALIAN LANGUAGE ART CONTEST – Graffiti Art, Illustrations and Comics

In honor of the 20th edition of Week of the Italian Language in the World (October 19-25, 2020), Fondazione Italia, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles and the Italian Cultural Institute San Francisco and under the auspices of the Italian Consulate General in Los Angeles and the Italian Consulate General in San Francisco, is launching an art contest that will showcase kid’s creativity and their connection to the Italian language!

Please note! This contest is for K-12 students living in California, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico.

Contest Overview

Students in grades K-12 are asked to express themselves artistically on how Italian relates to their lives. Topics that could be explored include language as it relates to family, friends, where we live, gender, bilingualism in school, politics, etc… Expressive forms such as graffiti art, illustrations, cartoons, comics, graphic novels, and children’s books are all welcome!

Bruno Donzelli

Contest Requirements

*Participating student must be enrolled in K-12

*Works must be done by the student

*Size of the submission cannot exceed 11″ x 17″

*Must live in CA, NV, NM or AZ


Cash prizes will be given to six winners, two winners will each be chosen from below age groups.

*first place winners for K-4 – $50

*first place winners for 5-8 – $75

*first place winners for 9-12 – $100

Important Dates

October 15, 2020 – NEW! Submission Deadline

October 29, 2020 – Winners announced

All submissions will be photographed and displayed to the public in a virtual gallery on Fondazione Italia, the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles and the Italian Cultural Institute in San Francisco websites.

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