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For more than two decades, the Cape Canaveral Student Art Show has been a spring time cultural staple for students throughout Brevard County. In the last few years, it has expanded exponentially and now features the artwork from as many as 16 schools — to include a mix of public, private and charter institutions as well as those enrolled in home school programs. 

As the world continues to grapple with the persisting health threat posed by COVID-19, the City of Cape Canaveral remains committed to promoting the exceptional talents of our young artists in a manner that is both safe and convenient for everyone involved. After receiving a wealth of positive feedback from last year’s blind leap into the world of virtual exhibitions, we’ve decided to do it again!




  • Open to students of all abilities, grades K - 12 in public, private or homeschool programs.
  • Submissions can be 2-D, 3-D, digital or analog
  • Registration is capped at 15 schools.
  • Submissions are limited to 10 pieces per school.
  • Only one piece of art may be submitted per artist.
  • Artwork is submitted via Google Drive Slides.


  • Prize category for artwork that best illustrates or interprets the show’s theme
  • There is no longer a category distinction between 2D + 3D pieces.
  • All eligible submissions for Best Interpretation of Theme will be considered for use in marketing the show. Artists whose work is selected, will be notified prior to use and credited appropriately according to the student/parent’s wishes.

Best in Grade (K-6)
  • One 1st place winner per grade
  • Age appropriate Art/Crafting Supply Kit
  • Ribbons awarded for 2nd + 3rd place
Best in Grade (7 -12)
  • One 1st place winner per grade
  • $25 Amazon Gift Card
  • Ribbons awarded for 2nd + 3rd place
Best in Show
  • Single winner
  • All grades eligible
  • $50 Amazon Gift Card
Best Interpretation of Theme (optional)
  • Single winner + all grades eligible
  • Must include an Artist Statement of 50 words or less
  • $50 Amazon Gift Card
THEME (optional) 

Resilience - the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties, toughness

Resiliency, like art, often means different things to different people. It can indicate strength or flexibility; it can be both hindsight and an objective - a goal to work towards when facing known or unknown challenges. People can be resilient as individuals; communities and countries can be resilient, as well. Art can be used to express Resiliency in as many ways as there are meanings of the word - through subject matter, medium or even through context.

Submissions eligible for consideration in the Best Interpretation of Theme category must:
  • Creatively reflect the artists’ conceptualization of the word Resiliency and its meaning
  • Include a single paragraph Artist Statement of 50 words or less

  • Register for this show via email (Before 3/26) by sending a message to that includes your name and the name of the school. Homeschool parents should include the names of the students and their grade.
  • Once your registration is confirmed by the coordinator, make a copy of this slideshow: Select File > Make Copy > Entire Presentation - then rename it as shown
  • Insert a single image of each piece, along with the requested information, on individual slides.
  • Once complete, set the share settings to “anyone with the link can edit” and copy/paste the link into an email sent to


  • Please limit the number of “kit” submissions. Processes, materials and formulas that result in multiple students’ projects looking the same make it difficult to assess individual students’ creative abilities.
  • Digital media entries must include the name of the program(s) used in the Medium / Process description.
  • Photograph 3-D pieces against a uniform (or other aesthetically appropriate) background. You may include multiple images for dimensional perspective.
  • Use the highest resolution possible. Cell phone cameras can work great with the right lighting.
  • Prize delivery/pick-up will be coordinated when winners are announced.


March 26: Final confirmation of participation
April 9: Digital submissions due
April 19-23: Staff assembly
April 26 - 30: Digital install
May 1 - June 26: Show is live
May 1 - 9: Judging
Winners (teachers) notified: On or before May 11


Molly A. Thomas
Director of Cultural and Community Affairs
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