How To Enter

High school students entering the 2017 Latino Art Beat competition in participating cities must submit their artwork entries directly to their high school art teachers for local judging by the regional Department of Education.

The winning artwork and accompanying essays will then be forwarded to Latino Art Beat in Chicago. High school students, who live in cities other than in Latino Art Beat participating cities, may submit their drawing or painting with an essay via email with the image(s) electronically attached, directly to Latino Art Beat at

All entries must be accompanied by an OFFICIAL “Art Competition Entry Form” available to high school students through their schools in participating cities. Other high school students who live in cities other than those cities that participate with Latino Art Beat may enter the competition but MUST use the following “Art Competition Entry Form”. For high school students and early college age students who wish to submit to the Film & Animation Competition category click here to view Guidelines for submitting film competition entries.

The deadline for receipt of ALL entries is May 26, 2017 (local deadlines may vary - check with your local high school or Department of Education). Winners will be announced during National Hispanic Heritage Month September 15, 2017 – October 15, 2017. The date and venue of the awards ceremony will be announced via national media.