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2016 Student Artworks: DoDEA

The Smithsonian American Art Museum hosted its fourth annual student art competition for all students in Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools, world-wide. In total, the Museum received 60 student submissions for the contest from six schools located in Alabama, the Netherlands, Belgium, Japan, and Guam.

DoDEA students and teachers, along with Smithsonian American Art Museum staff, voted on the submissions to select the winners for the Elementary (Grades 1-5) and High School (Grades 9-12) levels.

The Museum is highly impressed with the students’ visions, works and efforts and is proud to feature them on our website. Below are the images of the Gold-medal winners from each age group, as well as the names of the Silver-medal and Bronze-medal winners and Honorable Mentions. Please visit our Distance Learning: Student Gallery on Flickr to see images of all the winning artworks.

Elementary School: Making Art from Everyday Objects

Students started with a non-art object that could easily be found in their environment and transformed those everyday materials into art.

Can Do Doggy

Can-Do Doggy by Samantha, winner of the “Making Art from Everyday Objects” contest

GOLD: Samantha, McCool Elementary/Middle School (Guam)
SILVER: Roman, Fort Rucker Elementary School (Alabama)
BRONZE: Claira, McCool Elementary/Middle School (Guam)
HONORABLE MENTION: Jacob, McCool Elementary/Middle School (Guam)
HONORABLE MENTION: Cadence, Fort Rucker Elementary School (Alabama)

High School: Change over Time

Students created an artwork that represents something —a person, place, thing, or idea— that has changed over time.

Our Graves Are All the Same

Our Graves Are All the Same by Kayla, winner of the “Change over Time” contest

GOLD: Kayla, E.J. King High School (Japan)
SILVER: Matteo, SHAPE High School (Belgium)
BRONZE: Danny, Yokota High School (Japan)
HONORABLE MENTION: Isaiah, Yokota High School (Japan)
HONORABLE MENTION: Zain, SHAPE High School (Belgium)

To see images of all of this year’s winners as well as previous years’ winners, please visit our Flickr gallery by following the links below: