Creative Expression Competition

The annual Creative Expression Competition gives our Chandler students an opportunity to express themselves and share their talent with the City. It is open to all students living or attending school in Chandler. One entry per student will be accepted in both the writing and visual arts categories.

Select art from the Contest was displayed as banners along Arizona Avenue in Downtown Chandler. 

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Submissions open on Oct. 1, 2021.

Deadline for submissions is Friday, Oct. 29, 2021.

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Competition Information
  • Theme: Connected Through Diversity: Finding commonalities and connections in our diverse community.
  • This competition is open to all students living in or attending school in Chandler. One entry per student will be accepted.
Judging Criteria
  • Writing - Readability, Reflection of Theme, Use of Writer's Understanding of Cultural Experiences

  • Visual - Composition, Presentation, Technique and Subject

Competition Guidelines
  • No names on the front of writing or visual entries. No captions or title sequence with names for video entries.

  • WritingEssay and poetry
    • Entries are limited to one page. 
    • Eligible grade-level categories: K-4, 5-8, 9-12

  • Visual | Posters, photography, paintings, and video
    • Vertical orientation is preferred. Please limit the size to 14" x 22"
    • Eligible grade-level categories: K-4, 5-8, 9-12
      • Video | Eligible videos include short YouTube videos, TikToks, animated shorts or other digital media
        • Please limit the length of the video to two minutes.
        • YouTube URLs or uploaded MP4 files will be accepted.
        • The maximum file size is 25 MB.
        • Eligible grade-level categories: K-4, 5-8, 9-12

Please submit online below or drop-off at Chandler City Hall, 175 S. Arizona Ave.

All material presented must be deemed appropriate by judges. All entries that do not meet competition guidelines may be subject to disqualification.

Visual: K - 12th Grade

Writing: K - 12th Grade

Honorable Mentions: Video Entries