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Wind River Student Art Competition

Celebrating Our Heritage

Sponsored by the Wind River Computer Science Elementary Collaborative and its Partners

*Art by K. Mann

Key Dates - Deadline extended to June 25

  • April 21, 2021 – Registration open to teachers
  • May 25, 2021 – Student art submission deadline
  • Mid-June – Winners announced

About the Art Competition

  • The Wind River Computer Science Elementary Collaborative is developing computer science curriculum that is culturally relevant. Submissions will be incorporated in this curriculum.
  • The goal of the art competition is to inspire students across the Wind River Reservation schools to submit original art that explores the connection, history, and culture of the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone peoples.
  • All student artists will receive a certificate and be credited for their art submissions.
  • Top student art submissions will receive a gift card up to $200 and be honored at the Native American Education Conference. Participating teachers will receive an honorarium up to $200.

Competition Requirements

Grade K-5: Participating students will submit one of the following art forms with a 1-2 sentence description of why the artwork is meaningful to them or what it represents for them.
Grade 6-12: Participating students will submit one of each of the following art forms with a 1-2 sentence description of why the artwork is meaningful to them or what it represents for them.
  1. An artistic interpretation of one of the artifacts from the Wind River Virtual Museum.
  2. An artistic interpretation or photograph of original beadwork created by the student artist.
    • For example, beadwork with floral patterns or geometric designs.
  3. An artistic interpretation of a keepsake meaningful to the student artist.
    • For example, a treasured toy, a keepsake vehicle, favorite person, beloved animal, etc.
  4. A photograph or artistic interpretation of a person or sculpture wearing typical or traditional attire, provided that it is not sacred.
    • Consider a range of ages, genders, skin colors, body types, attire, (dis)abilities, etc.

Teachers will upload these art submissions on behalf of participating students through the following link: https://bootuppd.org/teacher-submission/.

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Questions? Please reach out to WindRiverCS@air.org with any questions, comments, and concerns or visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

The Wind River Computer Science Elementary Collaborative (managed by the American Institutes for Research and funded by the National Science Foundation, Award Number 1923375) is a community of teachers, administrators, professional development providers, and researchers created to bring culturally relevant computer science to elementary schools on the Wind River Reservation.

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