TAP Proudly Presents
The 2017 Art Contest Winners!

Congratulations to all of our winners!

First and Second Grade Winners:

First Place : Prize $150
Viara Plamenova Pencheva,
Raycho Karolev School,
Gabrovo, Bulgaria
Second Place : Prize $100
Abhinav Anand,
Hickory Grove Elementary School,
Dunlap, Illinois

Honorable Mention
Chanuthi Dulanma Beddewatta,
Musaeus College,
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Honorable Mention
Noelle Hughes,
home schooled,
Spokane, Washington

Honorable Mention
Janice Lin,
P.S. 203 Oakland Gardens School,
Flushing, New York

Third and Fourth Grade Winners:

First Place : Prize $150
Kashmira Kuloor,
Dallas Arts Studio,
Dallas, Texas
Second Place : Prize $100
Aidan Chan,
P.S. 159,
Bayside, New York

Honorable Mention
Naomi Chiang,
Willowbrook Elementary School,
Glenview, Illinois
Honorable Mention
Thomas Mackey,
P.S. 115 Glen Oaks School,
Glen Oaks, New York

The Art Contest

This contest was open to all students in elementary grades one through four, including students from private and public schools as well as home-schooled students.

Theme: Cooperation and Understanding

Students learn and internalize stereotypes at a very young age; as a teacher, counselor, or parent you can help open minds and hearts. Please use the theme "Cooperation and Understanding" to foster empathy and appreciation of one another. We look forward to seeing how your students and children visualize this timely, relevant theme.

As our world becomes smaller and we meet people from all different kinds of cultures, it is very important to learn to understand and appreciate each other. If we can learn to work together rather than fight or distrust each other, our world could become a better place to live.

Draw a picture of you and your friends from other cultures showing how well you can work or play together in or outside of school.

Participation: Entrants will be divided into two groups by grade:

  • Group A—1st and 2nd grades, as of September 2017
  • Group B—3rd and 4th grades, as of September 2017

Prizes: There will be two prizes in each group:

  • First place: $150
  • Second place: $100
  • (Prizes of comparable value will be awarded for those who reside outside of the United States.)

Entry Requirements:

  • Only one piece per student.
  • Entry may be a painting, drawing, collage, or other 2-dimensional work only.
  • Only digital files will be accepted; photos or scanned images of artwork must be submitted in jpeg format (high resolution). Files may be emailed or sent on CD. We will not accept hard copies of artwork.
  • Entries should be emailed to by October 15, 2017, and should be accompanied by this Contest Entry Form
  • Results will be announced by January 31, 2018.

TAP reserves the right to copy and modify any entry for reproduction. Entries will become the property of TAP.

*PRIVACY POLICY: The personal information provided with contest entries is used only for communication regarding the contest. We will not add you to any mailing lists without your prior knowledge or express permission, and personal contact information is not shared with any organization outside TAP.