Student Art Contest


The National Cherry Blossom Festival and DC Collaborative jointly invited grades K-12 students from DC public and public charter schools to participate in the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival Student Art Contest by submitting an artwork entry that depicted this year’s theme “Home is Where the Blossoms Are”, with a special focus on Friendship. Over 130 entries of original pieces of artwork were received, that told the story of how cherry blossoms are represented in the students’ communities and friendships just as these blossoms symbolize friendship between the United States and Japan.

Scroll through the Virtual Gallery to view all of the entries, and vote on your favorite out of the overall winner’s below to choose the People’s Choice recipient.

People's Choice Voting

Congratulations to all the first, second and third place winners in each of the categories! Vote for the People’s Choice recipient by clicking the thumb under the image that you think best reflects the theme of the Student Art Contest – “Home is Where the Blossoms Are.” Voting closes Friday, April 10, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST.

Category 1: K - 2nd Grade

Category 2: 3rd - 5th Grade

Category 3: 6th - 8th Grade

Category 4: 9th - 12th Grade

Group Categories

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