Art Contest

San Marino Rotary’s Annual Art Contest highlights the talent our San Marino Unified School District schools. and Clairbourn School and Southwestern Academy.  Art is invaluable in nurturing creativity and humanity; it is at the heart of humanity. This is why Rotary supports student art.


Each Participant Chooses Their Own Theme.  Our Panel of Judges look for a high level of artistic communication. Submissions will be judged on use of composition, creativity, and the technical aspect of the piece. These four aspects combine to produce a real feeling from artist to viewer. It is important that the artist draws the viewer in. Communication might be the very definition of art. How well does the art speak to the viewer? Composition is the art of arranging your elements to communicate your theme. Creativity is a child of imagination. Technique is the method or way the art, is done to best communicate this theme.


Students chose a theme, and a title for that theme for each entry. All entries will be sent through the art teacher. All art work will be exhibited and judged at San Marino’s Crowell Library Winners will attend the Award Ceremony Luncheon. Prizes are awarded.

Award Categories:

Painting: Oil painting, Acrylic painting, Watercolor and Animation painting
Sketching: Drawing in black and white or color, 2D Mixed Medium & Graphic Art: print making, Collage, stamp art, marker pens or any medium materiel.
Photography: B&W or Color. Traditional shoot or Photoshop Generated 3D Art: Sculpture, Ceramics, 3D Fine Art or Mixed Medium in any material.

Art Contest Photos and Videos

Art Contest, April 20, 2017

Art Contest Video, April 2016

Video by Grace Yang

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