Art Contest 2015-2016

Grades K-8 in Ashland County & Richland County

Sponsored by the Ashland Center for Nonviolence 

How do you envision families, schools, communities and other groups living together in peace? What does it take for people to share their lives with one another in generosity, patience, and kindness? What are the obstacles to living together in peace? What can be done about them?

 The contest theme is: “Living Together in Peace”

 Art is a powerful way of sharing a student’s vision. Ashland and Richland county students from Kindergarten to eighth grade are encouraged to think and create imaginatively, to offer a personal response to what “Living Together in Peace” means to them.


  • The contest is open to all Ashland and Richland county students in grades kindergarten through eight, including students from private and public schools, as well as homeschooled students.
  • ACN Steering Committee members and their relatives are ineligible.


  • Only one piece per student.
  • Entry may be a painting, drawing, collage, photograph or other 2-dimensional work no larger than 16”x20”.
  • The art work must reflect the students original thoughts and imagery.
  • Your school may be collecting entries. Check with your teacher or principal. Otherwise, entries should be delivered to the Ashland Center for Nonviolence on the Ashland University campus (Bixler Hall, Room 116) and should be accompanied by a Contest Entry Form. Please call before coming to the office: 419.289.5313.
  • Artists must include a sentence or two about the content of their work on the Entry Form.


Artwork will be judged on how it best exemplifies one of three themes:

  • Social Justice
  • Resolving Conflict
  • Promoting Peace


Entries must be received by 4pm on December 4, 2015.


Three awards will be given in each group of the following groups:

K – 2nd grade

Certificate and prize of $60

3rd – 5th grade

Certificate and prize of $60

6th – 8th grade

Certificate and prize of $60

Honorable Mention

Certificate and special gift

* Artwork will be displayed and prize winners will be recognized at the Martin Luther King Day Community Celebration at Ashland University in the University Chapel on Monday, January 18 at 7 p.m.

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ACN reserves the right to reproduce any entry; entries may be picked up from the ACN office in Bixler Hall 116 after January 20. Please call before coming to the office: 419.289.5313.