THE EWALD VISUAL ART COMPETITION Call For Entries For 2018 Contests Grades Kindergarten thru Fifth

The Ewald Visual Art Contest focuses on the traditional forms of painting and drawing. All entries must be original work and reflect the students’ individuality in style and content. These submissions are judged annually at the same time as the literary awards. The submissions are first prejudged and then, from these final submissions, first, second and third place winners and one honorable mention are selected.


Acceptable Formats:

Painting: oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, casein, tempera on canvas, canvas board, paper, any flat surface. Painting must be completely dry.

Drawing: pencil, ink, charcoal, pastel, crayon. Fixed with a suitable fixative and mounted on rigid board. Use black or white mattes only. No frames, glass, plexiglass, or wood strips.


The first place, second place, and third place winners of the Visual Art Competition will receive a CHROMEBOOK. Teachers of winning students and the principals of winning schools will receive an AMAZON gift certificate. (One only per teacher.)


All entries must be original. Plagiarized work will be disqualified. Because of the number of entries, visual works cannot be critiqued or returned. All entries become the property of the Ewald Foundation. By participating in the contest, applicants and their parents or guardians grant the Ewald Foundation the right to publish all or part of any entry without compensation.


The work of the visual art finalists will be published in the Ewald Awards Magazine and also featured on the Ewald Foundation Website.




Deliver all visual art entries with the completed entry form to:

Visual and Performing Arts Department

San Francisco Unified School District

750 25th Avenue • SF, CA 94121


For further information, call the VAPA office at (415) 379-7023 or

Email questions to:


FINAL DATE FOR ENTRIES February 15, 2018