Express yourself: Creative Expression Competition kicks off Oct. 1

Sept. 16, 2021
2021 1st Place Winner Tran V's drawing-Young girl holding a candle facing hands holding a flame of light

CHANDLER, Ariz. – Once again it’s time for the annual Creative Expression Competition — get ready to get those creative ideas flowing! Students living in or attending a school in Chandler may vie for awards in two categories: Writing and Visual Arts. Entries can be submitted starting Oct. 1, and no later than 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29.

Now in its 26th year, the contest has had thousands of local students participate. This year’s theme is “Connected Through Diversity” — finding commonalities and connections in our diverse community. Submission guidelines and judging criteria are available online at Creative Expression.

Students may submit their writing, or visual entry online or have the option to mail or drop off entries to the City of Chandler, Attn: Rori Minor, 175 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler, AZ 85225.

Winners will be notified in late November. All winning entries also will receive a certificate and be featured on the City’s website at Creative Expression. The first place winners and their schools will be recognized during a City Council meeting in February 2021.

For additional questions on the 2022 Creative Expression Competition, call 480-782-4329 or email

Media contact:          
Stephanie Romero   
City of Chandler, Public Information Officer