National Wind Energy Art Contest Now Accepting Entries from K-8 Kids

January 29, 2024

The contest is open to students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The deadline for students to submit their artwork is March 22, 2024.

KidWind, a national leader in renewable energy education, has partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Technologies Office to launch an exciting opportunity for young artists.

The National Wind Energy Art Contest is open to students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Submissions are due by March 22, 2024. Winners will receive $200 and a chance to showcase their work at the annual CLEANPOWER 2024 conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota May 5–8, 2024.

Contestants are encouraged to apply as early as possible. All artwork submitted by contestants will be displayed on the KidWind Art Page.

The theme this year is “Beautiful Wind Power.” Entrants are to create an original work of art on tabloid 11” x 17” paper. Students in kindergarten through third grade may use standard letter-sized paper if they prefer.

Pieces can be created using whatever tools the artist prefers: crayon, paint, pencils, acrylic, and so on.

A teacher, coach, parent, or guardian will need to fill out entry information on behalf of the contestant.

Rewards for winning

The judges of the art contest will include staff at KidWind and the Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technology Office.

After judging, there will be two winners per grade.
Each winner will receive $200 and their winning artwork will be displayed as part of the KidWind presentation at the National Clean Power Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota in May.

Over 8,000 professionals from around the world are expected to attend the conference.

The National KidWind Challenge will be happening alongside the National Clean Power Conference. The competition always draws a crowd, so the winning artwork will be seen by many.

After the conference, winning artwork will be displayed at the office of the U.S. Department of Energy so that everyone can see the young artists’ interpretations of “Beautiful Wind Energy”

Pattern Energy is proud to be a “Gale Force” sponsor of KidWind.

Interested students should go here and watch the video from Asia, an artist at KidWind.