College and Career Readiness

2016 Illinois Arts Education Week Poster Contest


“There is Magic in the ARTS!”


Thank you for all the entries and congratulations to the winners of the poster contest for the 34th annual Arts Education Week, which is set for March 14-20, 2016.

Illinois Arts Education Week 2016 is sponsored by the Illinois State Board of Education in cooperation with the Illinois Art Education Association (IAEA) and the Governor's Office.

This year's poster contest winners will receive recognition at the 68th annual IAEA Fall Conference, Nov. 3-5 in Normal. The first-place winner waslhonored at a State Board of Education meeting and a framed poster has been displayed in the Board Room in Springfield.

Click on the thumbnails below to see large PDF versions the winning entries. The back of the poster features upcoming art events, resources and more.

Posters can be requested by contacting the Illinois State Board of Education’s College and Career Readiness Division at (217) 524-4832; arts@isbe.net; or via mail at 100 N. First St., C-215, Springfield, IL 62777-0001.

2016 Illinois Arts Education Week Proclamation PDF format

Press Release: State Board honors art poster contest winner (March 17, 2017)


First-place poster
First Place: Julia Zhang, Age 11

Art Instructor: Cindi Sartain, Highland Middle School,
District 70, Libertyville, IL

Second place art entry
Second Place: Samara Jaquez, Age 12

Art Instructor: Josh Vance, Westview Hills Middle School,
Maercker District 60, Willowbrook, IL

third place art entry
Third Place: Nelly Gil, Age 10

Art Instructor: Stasha Hayes, Southside Elementary School,
District 6, Morrison, IL