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Youth Art Contest

Calling All Youth Artists

Unleash your creativity in the Organization for Autism Research’s Youth Art Contest! The theme for this year’s contest is “Growth”. We look forward to seeing what growth looks like through the creativity of school-aged children! This is an opportunity to explore and express their unique perspectives on growth as abstractly or literally as they would like.

The contest is open to autistic youth and autism allies. We will announce winners at the beginning of Autism Acceptance Month in April and feature the art on our website and social media.

2024 Winners

Contest Information

  • Theme: 
  • Submission Deadline:
    February 29, 2024
  • Winners announced:
    Before April 5, 2024
  • Prizes:
    – Grand Prize: $100 Amazon gift card
    – Age group winners: $50 Amazon gift card

Award Categories

Art contest submissions will be accepted and judged in two categories, each broken down into separate age groups.

Autistic Youth:

8 years old & under

9 – 13 years old

14 years old  & older

Autistic  Siblings, Relatives, and Friends:

10 years old & under

11 – 18 years old

Art Contest Winners

E5 - February's Flower

February’s Flower by Nicholas C.
Grand Prize Winner

A17 - Monarch

Monarch by Charles W. 
Autistic Youth Age 8 & Under

B18 - Blossoming

Blossoming by Justus K.
Autistic Youth Age 9 – 13

C11 - Amelia - A Self Love Portrait

Amelia – A Self Love Portrait by Layla C.
Autistic Youth Age 14+

D4 - Angels of Growth

Angels of Growth by Ishee J.
Autism Ally Age 10 & Under

E10 - The Track to Growth

The Track to Growth by Hailey K.
Autism Ally Age 11-18

Love Blooming

Love Blooming by Indiana C.
Grand Prize Winner

My People

My People by Noah M.
Autistic Youth Age 8 & Under

The Grand Community

The Grand Community by Braydon S.
Autistic Youth Age 9 – 13

You Are Not Alone

You Are Not Alone by Melody M.
Autistic Youth Age 14+

Adventures with my brother

Adventures with My Brother by Adhvay R.
Autism Ally Age 10 & Under

Community and Autism. We are United!

Community and Autism: We are United! by Tanuj S.
Autism Ally Age 11-18


Celebrating A Time For Change by Gabrielle D.
Grand Prize Winner


Dandelion by Jenny B.
Autistic Youth Age 8 & Under


Happy New Year by Braydon S.
Autistic Youth Age 9 – 13


Celebration by Varun V.
Autistic Youth Age 14+


Celebrating Dog by Lexi M.
Autism Ally Age 10 & Under


Together We Will Touch The Sky by Nadia F.
Autism Ally Age 11-18

2024 Art Contest Judges

Art Contest Updates

The 2024 Youth Art Contest is closed.

Thank you to everybody who submitted an entry to the Organization for Autism Research’s 2024 Youth Art Contest! If you would like to be notified about the 2025 Youth Art Contest, fill out the form below.

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