Art allows an individual to express creativity and to connect with others in a meaningful way. It is our desire to give Iowa homeschool students the opportunity to share their work and bring glory to the Lord. We are thrilled to be able to highlight the skills, abilities, and artistic talents of Iowa homeschoolers in this way. We hope to see the contest grow and be able to showcase a variety of mediums and themes in the years to come.

Iowa homeschooled students between the ages of 9–18 (grades 4–12) whose parents will be attending the 2017 Homeschool Iowa Conference are invited to participate in the 2017 Homeschool Iowa Conference Art Contest.

Pieces will be judged on originality/creativity, skill/ability, use of medium, and adherence with the theme. A selection of qualified judges will be chosen by the Art Contest Coordinator and will determine the art contest winners. The decision of the judges is final.

Questions can be directed to the Homeschool Iowa Conference Art Contest Coordinator at the following email: artcontest@homeschooliowa.org.

Theme: SHINE

Submission Deadline: May 20, 2017

Art pieces must be postmarked by this date if you are mailing in your artwork or they can be brought to the conference and checked in at registration by 10:30am Friday, June 2nd.


First Place — $25

Second Place — $15

Third Place — $10






$3 fee for children of NICHE members

$5 fee for children of NON-NICHE members


Download our Homeschool Iowa Art Contest Information Packet for complete details and instructions.

Disclaimer: NICHE has the right to use reproduction of entered artwork at its discretion. Full credit will always be given to the artist. All judgments are final and interpretations of the guidelines are at Homeschool Iowa Conference’s sole discretion.