The Youth Art Month (YAM) Flag

The Youth Art Month (YAM) Flag contest is both a state and national contest while the graphic contest is a statewide contest. At the state level, an overall winner is chosen from grades k-12 for the flag and the graphic contest. Their artwork is made into a flag or posters to represent Ohio. The YAM flag goes onto be displayed at the National art Education conference. The graphic design is used to promote and celebrate Youth Art Month in Ohio.

The winning students are honored in Columbus on a special day in March at a wonderful ceremony, that also includes the Youth Art Month Art Exhibition (YAM)  and Young Peoples’ Art Exhibition (YPAE) on the same day.

The students can also win at their grade level group. The groups are grades k-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. There is a 1st, 2nd, and third place winner in each group and two honorable mentions awarded. See contest rules on form. These students are also honored on that special day in March. It’s a great time to celebrate your student’s accomplishments.

This year’s theme is “Your Story, Your Art”

2018 Overall Winner YAM Flag Design:
Sarah Miller, grade 10
Julia Davis, Art teacher
Perry High School


2018 Overall Winner Graphic Design:
Hailee Trotter, grade 12
Carrie Barnett, Art teacher
Colerain High School


Amy Cholkas
YAM Flag Chair

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