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Art Contest

The annual FSYF Art Contest challenges U.S. Foreign Service youth to create art in any flat medium based on a given theme. 

The 2017 Art Contest Theme is: 

"There is More to Me than What You See"  

Application Deadline: April 3, 2017  All entries must be postmarked by the stated deadline date.

Guidelines and Application
Guidelines and 2017 FSYF Art Contest Application Here

 
Three prizes for each age group, nine cash prizes in all!

5-8 year old category: 
 1st place: $500, 2nd place: $250, 3rd place $100 

9-12 year old category:  
1st place: $500, 2nd place: $250, 3rd place $100

13-18 year old category:
1st place: $500, 2nd place: $250, 3rd place $100 



Contest Eligibility
All FSYF contests are open to children of U.S. Foreign Affairs agency officials who are eligible for overseas assignment and who report to the Chief of Mission when at post.  Entry is free to FSYF members.  

If you are not a member of FSYF (and do not wish to join at this time) you can still enter the FSYF contests by paying an entry fee of $20 per person, per contest (only one entry can be submitted for each contest).  

The contest is open to FS youth living both domestically and at overseas posts.

The children of FSYF Board Members, Advisory Council and staff are not eligible to participate in FSYF's Art Contest.


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2017 Winners

5-8 Age Group

 


Akeela Valdes
First Place
"The Treasure in Me"



Noemi Valdes
Second Place
"My Emotions"
 


Lydia Bitner
Third Place
"Illuminated Letter"


9-12 Age Group


 


Solana Torreano
First Place
"Favorite Fun- To Have
Fun with Everyone"




 

Sophie Nave
Second Place
"Eyes on the World"

 


Francie Silva
Third Place (Tie)
"The Hidden Me"


 


Nathaniel Babcock
Third Place (Tie)
"Me, My Dreams and
My Dreams"



13-18 Age Group

 


Jacob Newman
First Place
"Seeing the Positive
in the Negative"






 



Celia Kekai Miranda
Second Place (Tie)
"Fish Among the
Flowers"
 


Emily Netherland
Second Place (Tie)
"Diving Deep"



 


Delight Grimes
Third Place
"The Unseen Garden"



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Funding for the art contest awards is made possible by the State Department Federal Credit Union.



2017 FSYF Art winner Lydia Bitner (right) and James Robertson, SDFCU Board Member (left)




2017 FSYF Art winner Jacob Newman (right) and James Robertson, SDFCU Board Member (left)




2017 FSYF Art winner Celia Kekai Miranda (left) and James Robertson, SDFCU Board Member (right)




State Department Federal Credit Union Vice-Chairman Robert Petersen and 2016 Art Winner Helen Reynolds



State Department Federal Credit Union Vice-Chairman Robert Petersen and 2016 Art Winner Divine Grimes


Funding for the art contest awards is made possible by the State Department Federal Credit Union.











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