What is the NCAI Art Competition?
The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Art Competition is a national art competition sponsored by the NCAI. American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students from all over the country can submit artwork related to the theme, 2010 Census: Our People. Our Nations. Our Future. Winning entries will become part of the Indian Country Counts national outreach campaign.
How do I participate?
Register at www.indiancountrycounts.org/artcompetition or call (509) 789-2692. If you register online, you will receive an electronic Application and Release Form with your registration confirmation. If you register over the phone, we will send you an Application and Release Form. Important! Your artwork must be submitted with your signed Application and Release Form.
Mail completed art with the signed Application and Release Form to:
Kauffman & Associates, Inc.
Attn: NCAI Art Competition
165 S. Howard Ave., Suite 200
Spokane, WA 99201
Can parents/guardians register artwork for students?
Yes. Parents/Guardians can register online at www.indiancountrycounts.org/artcompetition or by calling (509) 789-2692. Remember that we must receive the Application and Release Form with the artwork and all required signatures.
Who is eligible?
American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students in grades Pre-K through Postsecondary level of education are eligible to submit artwork.
Do you require documentation of tribal affiliation?
No, we do not require documentation of tribal affiliation.
What is the deadline for entry?
Entries must be postmarked by Feb. 26, 2010.
When will winners be announced?
Winners will be announced in March.
What are the prizes for the winners?
We are currently finalizing prizes for the competition.
Will my artwork be returned to me?
No. All entries become the property of NCAI. Entries may be displayed at galleries, conventions, conferences, and/or used to create promotional material.
What size should my artwork be?
All artwork must be no larger than 11 by 17 inches and must be two-dimensional. See Rules and Guidelines for more information.
What type of art can I submit?
An entry may take the form of any of the media listed below.
- Painting (acrylic, oil, water color, gouache, casein, tempera, etc.)
- Drawing (pencil, ink, pastel, charcoal, crayon, etc.)
- Printmaking (lithography, intaglio, etching, silkscreen, relief print, etc.)
- Mixed Media (collage, ledger art, etc.)
Additional questions? Contact Rayanne Ganuelas at firstname.lastname@example.org or (509) 789-2692.