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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2021 Theme
  • Culture and Equity Across Time - How your experience of culture or understanding of equity has changed with time.

Visual: K - 12th Grade

Writing: K - 12th Grade

Honorable Mentions: Video Entries

Competition Information
  • Winning entries will be displayed in Downtown Chandler during the month of January 2021and online below.
  • 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

  • Video - Content, Creativity, and Visual Appeal
Competition Guidelines
  • No Names on Front of writing or visual entries. No captions or title sequence with names for video entries.

  • Writing - Essay and poetry entries limited to one page. Please submit online below.
    • Eligible grade levels: K-4, 5-8, 9-12

  • Visual - Posters, photography, and painting. Vertical orientation is preferred. Please limit the size to 14 x 22. Please submit online below or drop-off at Neighborhood Resources Office 235 S. Arizona Ave.
    • Eligible grade levels: K-4, 5-8, 9-12

  • Video - Short YouTube videos, TikToks, animated shorts or other digital media. Please limit the length of the video to 2 minutes. YouTube URLs or uploaded MP4 files will be accepted. Maximum file size is 25 MB. Please submit online below.
    • Eligible grade levels: K-4, 5-8, 9-12

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