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 on to 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.    

The 2020 YAM Flag/Graphic Design theme is “Take a Journey through Art”.



YAM Overall Flag Design Winner 2019
Taylor Williams, Grade 12 
Teacher- Shannon Fish
Lancaster High School



YAM Overall Graphic Design Winner 2019
Aurora O’Phelan, Grade 8 
Teacher Robyn Helsel
McDowell Exchange School



Amy Cholkas
YAM Flag Chair

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