Supporting Art Education in Colorado

YAM Flag Competition 2021-2022!!

To promote Youth Art Month, the primary requirement is to recreate the State Flag. Using the national theme, Art Connects Us, each state coordinates a flag design contest. The winning design made into a flag for display in the Youth Art Month Museum at the National Art Education Association (NAEA) annual National Convention.

The Theme for 2021-2022 Youth Art Month is 

"Art Connects Us" 

Please fill out the Google form below to register your students artwork 

Find steps 1-4 here: Youth Art Month 2021-2022 Student Artwork Registration

Step 5: Register for the 2021-2022 YAM Event as a teacher

Registering for this event insures that you receive all important correspondence,

including emails and updates.  

More Information:

Please Read below for 

basic important dates and information.

Refer to Youth Art Month information on the CAEA website, in "Collage," and in email correspondence.

Please Email Alys (Elise) Hansen 

• Bring your student art to the CAEA Fall Conference at Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado on Friday, November 5th between 10 AM and 4 PM. (you will drop it off and fill out any additional paperwork at the YAM table located near the registration tables at Beaver Run Resort.)

• Student work will be judged and photographed on Friday November 3rd.

• Youth Art Month level winners will be announced at the Art Auction Friday, November 5th.

• Youth Art Month Exhibition will be held at the Colorado State Capitol  in the Rotunda at a date TBA.

• Artwork will be taken home by the teacher directly from the Fall Conference on Saturday November 6th. Copies of ALL submitted student work will be in the capitol show.

YAM Student Reception

• Youth Art Month Student Reception is TBA

Important FAQ's

Recommended artwork size (not required): 6inches by 10inches (6"x10") or 12 inches by 20 inches (12"x20"). If you have art with different dimension that fits the theme please feel free to submit it, however it may be resized or cropped. 

* If you cannot attend the CAEA Fall Conference, you may send your student work with someone with ALL correct labeling.

* Any student work that is not correctly labeled will not be hung or judged.

* Artwork dropped off for the YAM show at the Fall Conference will be taken home by the teacher, you may send someone to retrieve the work or request that it be mailed to you at your cost.

* Please understand: Copies of artwork for the YAM Capitol Show and for the NAEA Convention will be high quality reproductions. The decision to show copied work comes from the experience of managing unclaimed pieces. It is HIGHLY INCONVENIENT to manage and store unclaimed artwork. 

* We are happy to work with you! Exercise good will towards those who take the time to plan and execute this show, as they also have their own programs to manage.

Please Email Alys (Elise) Hansen 

YAM Program Sponsored By Sargent Art

2020 Overall State Flag Winning Artwork

Artist: Cameron Lopp

Grade: 8

Teacher: Beth Ann Cummings

School: Shaw Heights Middle School

2020 Elementary Level Winning Artwork

Artist: Isabella Letko

Grade: 6

Teacher: Sarah Mitchell

School: Kent Denver

2020 Middle School Level Winning Artwork

Artist: Ellie Nolan

Grade: 8

Teacher: Mrs. Newby

School: Discovery Canyon Campus

High School Level Winning Artwork

Artist: Max Paulin

Grade: 12  Teacher: Paula Rowinski

School: Legacy High School

Questions? Want to get involved in Youth Art Month?
Please contact the Youth Art Month Coordinator at

Additional YAM information:

Share what you do!
Each member is encouraged to share details about how they celebrate Youth Art Month with CAEA to be part of a national submission about Youth Art Month in our state. Please send any documentation and photos about your activities and events to to be included in our national report.
Due by May 1, 2020

State News
ARt Shows


CALL or TEXT the Answering Service: 1-719-422-3599

Mailing address: 

Colorado Art Education Association  

10716 Lewis Ct. 
Westminster, CO 80021





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