Diversity Awareness Partnership

Diverse-City Art Competition

Given the difficult circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and consequent school closures, the Diverse-City Art Competition is on hold until further notice. (We will be sure to communicate future updates as soon as we can, including next steps for those who already submitted pieces this year.)

However, while we cannot currently accept physical copies of anyone’s work, we are excited to offer an alternative in the meantime. The arts are perhaps more crucial than ever during times of crisis. The Student Creativity Showcase will not focus on any particular theme or award prizes, but rather to give all young people an additional outlet for self-expression during this challenging and potentially isolating time. All students K-12 in the St. Louis metropolitan area are invited to submit creative work of any kind, on any theme or subject, to be displayed on DAP’s social media and/or website. We hope this experience can be cathartic, fun, and meaningful for individual artists and the community.
  • Mediums including but not limited to: visual art, music, dance, writing
  • Performative work must not exceed 5 minutes
  • DAP reserves the right not to post work that does not align with our mission

Acceptable submission formats include:

  • Images – .png and .jpg.
  • Documents – .doc and .pdf.
  • Audio – .mp3 and .mp4.
  • Video – .mpg and .mov

With every submission please let us know your name, grade level, and school.

By submitting creative work to DAP, you are granting us permission to share that work on social media and/or our website.

Contact Communications and Outreach Manager Bridget McDonald at bmcdonald@dapinclusive.org to submit creative work or ask questions!