Art of Connection - Exhibition of Student Art

2021 Theme: How I Stay Connected to Others


Calling all state charter school students! Show your creativity in the first annual State Charter Schools Foundation's exhibition of student artwork. The SCSF believes that encouraging children and teens to create art helps them form connections with the world around them. Artistic engagement helps children develop cognitive and emotional skills, giving them an outlet to express themselves and explore their own ideas.

This year’s theme “How I Stay Connected to Others” invites students to express how they have stayed in touch with family, friends, and others during a time of quarantines and social distancing. Students may also demonstrate the challenges they have faced connecting with others because of restrictions due to COVID-19.

Entries will be accepted January 14 - February 28th, 2020, through this website. If you are unable to submit your entry through the button on the right, please email the art and responses to all questions on this form to (Only use this - SCSF Student Art Contest - Google Forms - if you are emailing. Responses may be submitted in the body of the email.)

Entries are all displayed in the SCSF's virtual art gallery!

For complete details, see the full description and rules: The Art of Connection 2021


Three entries will be awarded prizes in each grade group! Awards will be determined by the combined scores from impartial judges who are professional artists and/or art instructors. The SCSF will also recognize a “People’s Choice Award” in each grade group based on votes by visitors to the SCSF Digital Art Gallery.

1st Place - $100 Amazon gift card & display at the SCSF office

2nd Place - $50 Amazon gift card

3rd Place - $25 Amazon gift card

People’s Choice – Design used on SCSF t-shirt & free t-shirt


All students who are currently enrolled for the 2020-21 school year at a state charter school in Georgia are eligible to participate. Click HERE for a list of schools.

Students may enter based on their grade for the 2020-21 school year.

Junior Elementary School: Pre-K through 2nd Grade

Elementary School: 3rd Grade through 5th Grade

Middle School: 6th Grade through 8th Grade

High School: 9th Grade through 12th Grade (any student enrolled in a state charter school high school program)


To become a sponsor or judge, please email

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Presented by 

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Our Panel of Judges

The SCSF is grateful for these talented Georgia artists and their support of The Art of Connection!

Morgan Boszilkov

Ashley Dopson

Christopher Johnson

Katherine McClure

Melvin Toledo