Diversity Awareness Partnership

Diverse-City Art Competition


Submissions open now!

Diversity Awareness Partnership’s Diverse-City Art Competition gives students the opportunity to express, through art, their understanding and awareness of diversity and inclusion within their communities and schools. All students, K-12, from the St. Louis Metropolitan area are welcome to participate.

Submission Form


All students in Kindergarten through 12th grade residing in the St. Louis Metropolitan area are eligible. Students will compete in the following categories: K-2nd grade, 3rd-5th grade, 6th-8th grade, 9th-12th grade.

Submission Requirements

Artists’ submissions can include watercolors, oils, pastels, pen and ink, charcoal, photography, two dimensional, sculptures, mixed media, computer-generated and digital pieces (including animation, video and motion work). Two-dimensional artwork should not exceed 24 inches by 30 inches.

Student artists are required to complete the submission form and include it with their artwork.

Submission Form

Review Process

A panel of judges will evaluate entries on the basis of theme interpretation, composition and originality. The artist’ names and schools will be kept confidential until judging is complete. 


Prizes will be awarded to First, Second and Third Place winners in each category. Winning submissions will also be displayed at a DAP community event this summer, and be featured items in the silent auction at the annual Diversity Dinner November 16, 2017.

Competition Dates

Submissions are open now and the deadline is April 3rd, 2017. Please contact Alix Johnson, Youth Programs Manager, at ajohnson@dapstl.org or 314-246-3145 for more information.

Submission Form