2012 THEME:

“Through the Cross-Cultural Looking Glass”

Diversity is a word we hear often but not enough. Our children encounter more diversity in today’s rapidly globalizing world than ever before. The foundations of awareness and appreciation about diversity are best laid down and fostered at young ages. In order to endorse this goal through visual and verbal methods, we invite all elementary and middle school children in the state of Massachusetts to submit an entry to describe their experience of cultural diversity and what it means to them.


All children (grades 1-8) who are living in Massachusetts can participate. Each child can submit one entry in each category (writing or art). Multiple entries to a single category submitted by the same individual will be disqualified. Winners of the contest will be announced at the Children’s Cultural Festival 2012.


Deadline for submission/postmark deadline: Friday, April 6, 2012.
  • Please read all specifications before submitting a writing or art piece.
  • Writing entries can be uploaded through our secure website here.
  • Submissions to the art contest must be delivered in person or mailed to the address below. Submissions postmarked later than April 6, 2012 will be disqualified unless the committee was notified beforehand.
Mailing Address:

1105 Commonwealth Ave, Suite 207, Boston MA 02215


Winners will be selected separately for the art and drawing contest based on grade categories (1-5; 6-8)

Grades 1-5 Grades 6-8
* 1st place: $250 * 1st place: $500
* 2nd Place: $150 * 2nd Place: $350
* 3rd Place: $100 * 3rd Place: $150

Winners will be announced at the Children’s Cultural Festival 2012. Essay and Art submissions may be displayed at the event and on the Children’s Cultural Festival Website


Please direct all questions related to the Art and Writing Contest here.

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