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Youth Art Contest

Calling All Young Artists

OAR’s 2023 Youth Art Contest is CLOSED!

The theme for this year’s contest is “Community”. We look forward to seeing what community looks like through the eyes of school-aged children. This will be their opportunity to tell a story about community as abstractly or literally as they would like.

The contest is open to autistic children and their siblings, relatives, and friends. We will announce winners at the beginning of Autism Acceptance Month in April and subsequently feature the art on our website, social media, and donation tribute cards.

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Contest Information

  • Theme: 
  • Submission Deadline:
    February 28, 2023
  • Winners announced:
    Before April 5, 2023
  • 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

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Art Contest Updates

The 2023 Youth Art Contest is now closed.

Thank you to everybody who submitted an entry to the Organization for Autism Research’s 2023 Youth Art Contest!  The art contest winning entries will be announced in early April.  If you would like to be notified about the 2023 winners or 2024 Youth Art Contest announcements, fill out the form below.

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