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Student Artist Contest

Eligibility, Requirements & Evaluation


The Minoru Yasui Student Contest is open to students in the United States and territories attending public, private, parochial, or home school. Members of the Minoru Yasui Legacy Project and their families are not eligible to participate. Past first-place winners of the contest are not eligible to participate in the division they won. Youth ages 10-18 who are not enrolled in traditional K-12 schooling are welcome to apply. 

Junior Division

The Junior division of the contest is open to all students in Grades 5 through 8 or ages 10 to 14 years old.


Senior Division

The Senior division of the contest is open to all students in Grades 9 through 12 or ages 14 to 18 years old.


  • Submission deadline is Friday, March 1, 2024 at 11:59 PM (PT). 

  • Artists' statements must not exceed 300 words (whether written or audio).

  • Submissions must be a painting, drawing or mixed materials art piece.

  • Submissions will be an image(s) of the completed artwork and must be flat image files (i.e. PDF, JPEG, PNG).

  • No copyrighted imagery allowed.


The 2024 contest will be evaluated based on the guide below.

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