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2015-2016 Calendar Art Contest

Many thanks for encouraging your child to participate in the 2015-2016 YISS Calendar Art Contest!

There were a total of 105 submissions. Of these, 53 pieces were named semi-finalists and 27 pieces were named finalists based on voting by our judges, which consisted of art teachers and elementary, middle, and high school administrators, and parents. The PTO Art Committee will select pieces for the 2015-16 calendar from among our finalists. The pieces selected as finalists will be on display from March 9 to 20 in the main lobby for the YISS community to enjoy. 


Framing and setting up the lobby display requires a lot of time if it is done by a single person. We would like to invite the parent of our finalists to come and help frame and display their child’s art work. The set up is scheduled for Thursday, March 5 in Mrs. DeHart’s art room from 9 am to 11am.  Please click HERE if you can come and help. Thank you in advance.

Regardless of whether your child’s work is included in the calendar, your child will receive an award certificate and gift certificate when the artwork is returned to them. We sincerely thank you for sharing your child’s artistic talent with us. 

Warmest wishes for the upcoming Spring,

Jina Choi

PTO Art Committee


This year’s theme is "Seoul, where I live!" The contest will give students a chance to reflect upon memorable moments or places of interest in Seoul.

Contest Guidelines

·      Eligibility: Kindergarten-Grade12 Students

·      Artwork Format: Artwork must be hand drawn. All coloring materials and styles are accepted in 2-dimensional format. No photographs, computer-generated images or video works will be accepted.

·      Entries should not be smaller than A4 (8.5” x 11”) or larger than A2 (16.5” x 23.4”).

·      Submission Deadline: Submit your artwork by Friday, February 9, 2015, to the Elementary, Middle or High School Office.
Fill out and attach the Calendar ArtContest Submission Form to the BACK of your artwork. Please do NOT write your name or signature on the front.

·      Artwork must be relevant to the theme "Seoul, where I live!"

·      Parents and adults may guide children but may not participate directly in the artwork.

·      Each participant can submit a maximum of two art pieces.

·      A panel of judges consisting of administrators, ES, MS, HS art teachers, PTO Art Committee, and randomly selected parents will select the finalists and semifinalists. Preliminary eligibility screening will be done by the PTO Art Committee of all submissions.  Sign up here for a chance to be on the judging panel (parents only).

·      Artwork will be returned after the contest is over. Winning pieces will be reproduced in the 2015-2016 YISS Calendar. All contestants will be given a participation prize.

For more information, please contact PTO Art Enrichment Chair, Jina Choi at tantorain@gmail.com.

Thank you for your interest in the 2015-2016 YISS Calendar Art Contest.