K-12 Art Contest 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 under the auspices of the Italian Consulate General in Los Angeles, 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 the jurisdiction of the Italian Consulate General in Los Angeles which includes Southern 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 SoCal, NV, NM or AZ


Cash prizes will be given to three winners who will each be chosen from below age groups.

*one first place winner for K-4 – $50

*one first place winner for 5-8 – $75

*one first place winner for 9-12 – $100


Important Dates

September 30, 2020 – Submission Deadline

October 19, 2020 – Winners announced

All submissions will be photographed and displayed to the public in a virtual gallery on the Fondazione Italia and Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles’ website from October 19 to October 25, 2020

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