FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 30, 2005
Illinois Arts Education Poster Contest
This March 13 19, 2006, is designated Illinois
Arts Education Week in cooperation with the Illinois Alliance
for Arts Education (IAAE), the Illinois State Board of
Education (ISBE), and the Governors office. Illinois
K-12 students will be allowed to submit artwork celebrating
the theme of Creating Understanding through the
Arts for the 24th Annual Illinois Arts Education
Each year an Illinois students artwork is featured
on the front of the poster for Illinois Arts Education
Week. ISBE produces the poster to promote the week and
to reinforce the importance of arts in the growth and
development of students.
In 1997, Illinois became one of the first states to adopt
learning standards. Those standards what students
know and be able to do - include fine arts and English
language arts. With adoption of the standards, Illinois
and the State Board of Education endorsed arts in our
schools as one of seven learning areas that include math,
science, social science, physical development, health
and foreign languages. Arts education includes dance,
drama, music and visual arts for students from kindergarten
through grade 12.
To see last years Illinois Arts Education Poster
Contest winner, please click this link http://www.isbe.net/curriculum/pdf/arts_week_poster.pdf.
The artwork considered for the 2006 Illinois Arts Education
Week poster must meet the following criteria:
- Artist must be an Illinois student, grade K-12 (public
- Any 2-D media accepted but no photography.
- No limit on colors
- Prefer 12x18 or smaller
- On the back of entry student should include name,
age, grade, teacher, school, home address and telephone
- Attach Authorization for Use of Artwork form
to back of entry (see sample below). It must be signed
and dated by either parent or guardian.
- Artwork will be accepted through Tuesday, December
- Theme for this year is Creating Understanding
through the Arts
- It is not necessary to write the theme on the artwork.
Only the illustration is necessary.
- Please enclose a pre-addressed return label OR a 3x5
index card that can be affixed to a return envelope.
For schools that have multiple entries, please place
the number of entries in the upper right hand corner
of pre-addressed label/card.
- Please include your e-mail address and/or phone number
where you can be reached.
*Please send entries to:
Illinois Art Education Week Poster Contest
Illinois State Board of Education
Curriculum & Instruction Division, C-215
100 North First Street
Springfield, Illinois 62777-0001
Any questions/concerns please call 217/557-7323 or e-mail: