The Port of Corpus Christi and the Art Museum of South Texas are pleased to announce the 2024 Visionarios Youth Art Contest for students in grades 1-12. This juried competition encourages young people to integrate the arts into core curriculum and provides an opportunity for them to be recognized for their efforts.
Research shows that students who study the arts perform better in the classroom and on standardized tests and are less likely to drop out of school. Arts education also helps students develop the self-discipline, cooperation, and self-motivation necessary for high achievement in school and in life. The Port of Corpus Christi and AMST are dedicated to helping young people envision a bright future and develop the discipline and creativity to achieve their goals.
For the past 23 years, the Visionarios exhibition has celebrated the youthful perception and creativity contained by students of the coastal bend. This year’s theme is based around the area these students call home: SOUTH TEXAS.
South Texas is home to a variety of rich cultures, diverse and beautiful landscapes, and unique ideas that influence the lives of its people. Many historical events have shaped the area to be what it is today, and what it will continue to grow into. We want to know your students’ perception of South Texas whether it be through their own personal experiences, their community’s history, or an even broader look at the area.
Students should respond to the prompt: EXPLORING SOUTH TEXAS through their artwork and accompanying short essay.
THERE IS NO ENTRY FEE
Students in grades 1-12 attending a Coastal Bend public, private, or home school are eligible to participate. Students may enter through their school or as a private entry through a parent. Categories include wet media, dry media, mixed media and photography.
DATES TO REMEMBER
TODAY: GET STARTED!
For Teachers: Include Visionarios in your lesson plans!
For Parents: Encourage your student’s teacher to include Visionarios in his/her lesson plans or encourage your student to enter privately.
FEBRUARY 22 and 23, 2024 (Thursday and Friday):
Drop off students’ artwork and essays at AMST
APRIL 7, 2024 1-4 PM:
Visionarios Free Family Day & Awards Presentation
MARCH 15 — APRIL 28, 2024:
Exhibition on display at AMST
MAY 10 — MAY 26, 2024:
Pick up non-winning artwork (by appointment; please email AMSTed@tamucc.edu)
For more information, please email AMSTed@tamucc.edu or call 361.825.3508
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO ENTER THE 2024 CONTEST, CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW:
STUDENT ENTRY FORM
ONLINE TEACHER SUBMISSION FORM
PDF TEACHER ENTRY FORM (ONLY if unable to use ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM)
PARENT LETTER (Bilingual)
View the winning artworks of the
2023 Visionarios Youth Art Contest: