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2021 Student Art Contest. Let's show the world what a real hero looks like.


Submit your art entry online! Entry form opens in a new window.

Your art could appear on DART vehicles and in galleries, and you could win cool prizes!

This year's theme:
Everyday Heroes Ride DART.


This contest is your chance to salute the hometown heroes that have kept our community going during the pandemic.

When creating your entry, think of all the everyday people that have made a positive impact in your life or the lives of others these past few months.

They could be teachers, delivery drivers, bus and train operators, grocery store and restaurant employees, construction workers, doctors, nurses and others who have been on the front lines throughout these challenging times.

Heroes come in many forms -- show us what your hero looks like!

2021 DART Student Art Contest Guidelines
Deadline: Tuesday, March 23, 2021

2021 DART Student Art Contest Flyer
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Concurso de Arte Estudiantil de DART 2021
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  1. Each poster must visually illustrate the theme "Everyday Heroes Ride DART."
  2. Limit one entry per student. Designs must be original work created by the student. No group entries allowed.
  3. Students may use multiple colors or black and white. Entries must measure 11" high x 17" wide, and the design should be laid out horizontally. Mailed entries should be submitted on heavy paper such as poster, tag or illustration board.
  4. Media may include crayons, paint, markers, colored pencils and digital art.
  5. Contestants should include the DART logo in any drawings of buses or trains.
  6. Students in all grade levels now have the option of submitting their entries online. All digital entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at DART.org/ArtContest.
  7. All mailed entries must include a completed entry form (click here to download the entry form in PDF format). Affix the completed form to the back of the artwork. Entries must arrive no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 and should be directed to:
    DART's Transit Education Program
    2021 Student Art Contest
    Dallas Area Rapid Transit
    1401 Pacific Avenue
    P.O. Box 660163
    Dallas, TX 75266-0163
  8. DART will notify the teachers or parents of the winners no later no later than Friday, April 9, 2021, and all winners will be invited to a special recognition program.
  9. The 2021 DART Student Art Contest is open to students in Kindergarten through 12th grade, and a Best of Show winner will be selected from all K-12 entries.
  10. The Best of Show winner will have his or her artwork featured on DART buses and will receive a $1,000 cash prize from Dallas Contemporary. The winning entry will also be posted on DART's website, DART.org.
  11. The 1st place winner in the Kindergarten-2nd grade and 3rd-5th grade categories will receive a prize. Runners-up and honorable mentions will also receive prizes.
  12. The 1st place winner in the middle school category (6th-8th grade) will receive a $100 cash prize from Dallas Contemporary, and his or her artwork will be featured at DART rail stations and inside DART trains. Runners-up and honorable mentions will also receive prizes.
  13. The 1st place winner in the high school category (9-12th grade) will receive a $200 cash prize from Dallas Contemporary, and his or her artwork will be featured at DART rail stations and inside DART trains. Runners-up and honorable mentions will also receive prizes.
  14. Teachers or leaders with the most submissions will receive a DART prize package.
  15. Winners' artwork will be featured on DART's website, DART.org; on the Dallas Museum of Art's online gallery; at Love Field Airport; and at select DARTable locations.
  16. All artwork becomes the property of Dallas Area Rapid Transit and may be used for advertising, sales or promotional purposes with appropriate credit to the artist. By entering the contest, you consent to have your name and photograph appear as one of the winners.
  17. For questions about the contest, please contact us at [email protected] or call 214-749-3494.

Online entry is open to students in all grade levels this year! Click to enter here.
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Community Partners:
Dallas Contemporary
Dallas Museum of Art
Half Price Books
Media Partners:
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Dallas Morning News
DFW Child
Kids Directory

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