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 VAPA Student Events

Visual, Performing, and Media Arts Contests

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Promoting arts for every child!
Categories include: 
Dance/Choreography,  Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photographyand Visual Arts

Visual Arts Contests

Visit the homepage of the California Coastal Commission 

Sponsored by the California Coastal Commission

Sponsored by Google

Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl Poster Contest
Sponsored by the US Forest Service and the National Garden Clubs

Sponsored by the Congressional Institute and the U.S. Congress

Sponsored by Toyota Financial Services


Sponsored by Vans, truth, Journeys, Americans for the Arts, and LCAD

Performing Arts Contests


Sponsored by the Hal Leonard Corporation

Sponsored by MusiCares, the GRAMMY Foundation, Above the Influence, 
and the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Media Arts Contests

Sponsored by the Adobe Foundation 

Sponsored by the American Academy of 
Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Auto Alliance 

Sponsored by Toyota and Discovery Education


The Slick Rock Student Film Festival is Central California's premier film competition for middle and high school students in 
Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced and Tulare counties. 
Slick Rock is a program of the Tulare County Office of Education with support from the Tulare & Kings Counties Suicide Prevention Task Force.

Slick Rock challenges students to meet industry standards in the technical aspects of film production. 
The competition is divided into two levels: middle school and high school. Each level offers a variety of film genres for participation.


Contests for Multiple Art Forms

Sponsored by Chapman University
Categories include: Art/Photography, Film, Poetry, Prose

Other Cool Contests

Many of these contests feature a combination of
STEM and the Arts in categories such as filmmaking and visual art.

National Garden Clubs Poetry Contest
Sponsored by the National Garden Clubs

PBS Kids Writers Contest
Sponsored by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting