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Center for Native American Youth art contest submissions due Aug. 9

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One artist between the ages of 15 and 24 will be recognized as the grand prize winner and have their art featured on the cover of CNAY’s 2019 State of Native Youth report (the 2018 cover is seen here).
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The submission period ends soon for The Center for Native American Youth’s 2019 “Creative Native” art contest.

Creative Native” is a call for art that supports young Native artists ages 15 to 24 years old by providing them an opportunity to earn national recognition, funding for art supplies and an award of $200, according to the center.

This year’s theme, “I am a Native youth and I count,” focuses on the U.S. Census and what “belonging” and “counting” mean to Native youth, according to the center.

Art submissions should be inspired by this theme and reflect: What does citizenship and sense of belonging mean to me?

Examples of submissions include, but are not limited to: paintings, drawings, photography, sculptures, beadwork, carvings, and baskets.

Submissions will be accepted electronically through the Creative Native Entry Form. One artist between the ages of 15 and 24 will be recognized as the grand prize winner and have their art featured on the cover of CNAY’s 2019 State of Native Youth report.

The cover artist will be flown to Washington, D.C. to participate in the report release event in November.

Submissions are due at 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on August 9. If you have any questions, contact Tashia Arnold at tashia.arnold@aspeninstitute.org or call 202-464-4332.


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