Deadline to Enter is Friday, November 18th! 

 THE DREAM ART CONTEST: Visions of the Civil Rights Movement and America Today is a co-presentation of Atlanta Public Schools and Karz Productions. The aim of the contest is to educate, inspire, and empower the younger generation and to demonstrate the vital importance of the arts in education and in daily life. For information go to

THE DREAM ART CONTEST is being supported by the Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, Woodruff Arts Center (Young Audiences), Hammonds House Museum, Atlanta History Center, Metro Atlanta YMCA, the Youth Art Connection of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, MARTA (Atlanta‚Äôs public transportation system), CBS Outdoor, and Atlanta-Fulton Public Libraries. In addition to providing support services for the student contestants, the partnering organizations will be promoting the contest through their websites and through email blasts, PSAs (including on buses, in trains, and on highway billboards), and the dissemination of flyers, posters, and postcards. The gala awards ceremony in early February is being hosted by the King Center, including an exhibit of the semi-finalists.

Thirteen county public school systems in the metro-Atlanta area are our partners on the contest, representing 854 participating schools with 759,000 students.

The confirmed judges for the contest are Michael Rooks (Curator of Contemporary & Modern Art, High Museum of Art), Kevin Sipp (Curator, Hammonds House Museum), Faith Ringgold (artist and author), Kerry James Marshall (artist and MacArthur Fellow), Collette Hopkins (National Black Arts Festival), Donna Lowry (Kids & Schools Reporter, WXIA-TV), and Cathy Fox (Chief Art Critic,