Youth Art Contest

Young artists wanted! Our community's young artists are invited to share their talent in the Youth Art Contest for a chance for prize money. This year's theme is "Where Community Grows". The original artwork will amaze and delight festival goers while it is prominently displayed in the festival's Art Walk. 

Thanks to 2023 prize sponsor Dignity Health.

Event Details

  • Saturday & Sunday, October 7-8, 2023
  • Art Walk, Giant Pumpkin Festival, Elk Grove Park


  • FREE Entry
  • Advanced registration is required. Day-of entries will not be accepted.
  • Register online or by phone at 916-405-5600
  • Registration will close Friday, September 29


  • Ages 3-6
  • Ages 7-12
  • Ages 13-17

Prize Money

  • First Place: $100
  • Second Place: $50
  • Third Place: $25
  • Crowd Favorite: $25

Contest Rules

  • Art of all mediums will be accepted.
  • Art submitted should be the sole work of the entrant. Artist’s name and age should be on the back of the artwork. 
  • Artwork must be “ready to hang.” No glass inserts in framed pieces, please. Easels are allowed, but must be labeled.
  • All entries must remain on-site until 5 pm on October 8.
  • Entries will be judged on interpretation of theme, technical skill in creating the piece, and creativity.

Drop-Off Locations

  • Cosumnes CSD Administration Office - 8820 Elk Grove Blvd. (Deliver by 12pm on Friday, October 2, 2023)
  • Wackford Community & Aquatic Complex - 9014 Bruceville Road (Deliver by 12pm on Friday, October 2, 2023)
  • Elk Grove Park – Art Walk Area - 9950 Elk Grove-Florin Road (Deliver between 8 am - 9 am on Saturday, October 7,2023)

Contest Flyer & Guidelines

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