The Youth Art Month Celebration will feature a preK-12 art exhibition. Participating students will be recognized during the virtual exhibition.
2021 Youth Art Month (YAM) General Show Information
Virtual Exhibition and Celebration
Exhibition Dates: March 1st - 31st, 2021
Online Registration Deadline: Friday, February 12th, 2021
Artwork Delivery Deadline: Friday, February 12th
Add photos of student artwork to YAM Google Slideshow
Email labels and Permission Forms to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The month of March is recognized nationally as Youth Art Month (YAM). To celebrate YAM at the state level, the Nebraska Art Teachers Association (NATA) hosts an annual art show at the Nebraska State Capitol building in Lincoln, Nebraska to recognize our talented young art students. The Youth Art Month (YAM) Show includes students' artwork who are in grades pre K-12 from art educators from across the State of Nebraska. Participating students will be recognized during a virtual reception and awards ceremony.
Each pre K-12 Nebraska art educator may submit photographs of two works of art from two different pre K-12 students. If you teach at multiple levels or in multiple buildings, you may submit two different works for each level or each building. Examples: You teach K-12; you may submit 6 works (2 at elementary, 2 at middle school, and 2 at high school). You teach at two elementary buildings; you may submit 4 works (2 from each building). Photos will need to be high quality images. 2D artwork should fill the entire frame. Please submit original work that does not violate a copyright. Remember copying cartoon characters, images belonging to others, etc. are copyright protected images. PLEASE ONLY SUBMIT ORIGINAL STUDENT WORK. Copyright: Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts, published by the College Art Association
1)Online Registration: Complete and submit the online registration form (Youth Art Month Registration Form) on or before FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12th.
2)NATA members: Your NAEA/NATA annual membership fee covers the cost to participate in this show.
3)NATA Non-members: You must pay one $25.00 processing fee at the time of registration, which is payable at the NATA Store. NO CASH OR CHECK SHOULD BE SUBMITTED WITH THE ENTRIES. To become a NAEA/NATA member you may sign up and pay for an annual membership by visiting the National Art Education Association website.
4)Photograph Student artwork and submit the photos to YAM Student Exhibit Slideshow. Full instructions may be found in the slideshow.
5)Unit Description Label, Artist Information Label and Parent Permission Form for each student artwork: Use the following link to download, complete, and email the Student Artwork Exhibition Labels and Parent Permission Form to: email@example.com
5)Invite Students and their Families to the Virtual Exhibit and Awards Ceremony
Share the link for the exhibition through your school/district website and/or social media
6)Digital Artwork Delivery: Deadline for delivery-Friday, February 12th, 2021
Email artwork, labels, and permission forms
Please direct YAM questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Liz Bloomfield, YAM Exhibit Chair
January 21 - February 12, 2021
Register work for Y.A.M. show on website - REGISTRATION FORM
February 12, 2021 5:00PM
Artwork submissions and forms DUE
March 1, 2021
Print and distribute invitations to families.
March 13, 2021
Virtual Y.A.M. Exhibit and Ceremony available for viewing online