Youth Art Month

YAM Flag contest photo

Council for Art Education (CFAE) administers Youth Art Month at the national level. Festivities take place annually, traditionally culminating each March, to celebrate visual arts for grades K – 12. The Youth Art Month Program emphasizes the value of art education for all children, encourages support for quality school art programs, and promotes art material safety.
Youth Art Month also provides a forum for recognizing skills developed through visual arts experiences that are not possible in other curriculum subjects.
Started in 1961 through The Art & Creative Materials Institute, Inc. (ACMI) and in cooperation with the National Art Education Association (NAEA), Youth Art Month exists to
1. Recognize art education as a viable factor in the total education curricula that develops citizens of a global society.
2. Recognize art is a necessity for the full development of better quality of life for all.
3. Direct attention to the value of art education for divergent and critical thinking.
4. Expand art programs in schools and stimulate new art programs.
5. Encourage commitment to the arts by students, community organizations, and individuals everywhere.
6. Provide additional opportunities for individuals of all ages to participate in creative art learning.
7. Increase community, business and governmental support for art education.
8. Increase community understanding and interest in art and art education through involvement in art exhibits, workshops, and other creative ventures.
9. Reflect and demonstrate the goals of the National Art Education Association that work toward the improvement of art education at all levels.
Please note that Council for Art Education is the national sponsor of Youth Art Month
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Annual Flag Contest

Hurry Entries Due- January, 15th, 2017

This year's theme is: "United through Art"  

New Prizes for our Yam Contest 2016/2017
We are pleased to announce that  Sargent Art is providing some amazing new prizes for the Utah YAM flag contest!  
Overall Prize:  $1500 cash scholarship for the winner,  $2000 worth of art supplies for the teacher!  Elementary, Middle and High School Prizes:  $100 in art supplies for the student and $300 in art 
for the teacher.
Sargeant Art will also send a participation award directly to every school that participates in the program!
Our deadline for the upcoming flag contest is January 15th, 2017.  Plan now so that you can participate.

2017 YAM theme and logo

FLAG Competion release form 2017

Flag and Banner Program Entry Form 2017

FLyer for YAM Flag Contest

Q & A about Utah Yam Contest

Please mail entries to:

YAM Flag entries
Elizabeth Sampson
Union High School
135 N Union
Roosevelt, UT 84066

if you have questions you can email Elizabeth at:



Youth Art Month Overview