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2014 Student Artworks: DoDEA

The Smithsonian American Art Museum hosted its second annual student art competition for all art students in Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools, world-wide. In total, the Museum received 54 student submissions for the contest from 13 schools as far-flung as Bahrain, Germany, and Japan as well as schools within the US.

Museum staff (including curators, exhibit designers, and educators) and students DoDEA-wide voted on the submissions to select the winners for each age group: 1st through 5th, 6th through 8th and 9th through 12th.

The Museum is highly impressed with the students' work and efforts and is proud to feature them on our website. Below are the Gold-medal winners from each age group. Please visit our Distance Learning: Student Gallery on Flickr to see all medal-winning artworks.

Elementary School: Sculpture Selfies

Students used a three-dimensional medium of their choosing to create self-portraits ("selfies") that show us not only what they look like but also what they dream about for the future.

Elementary School Sculpture Selfies

The first place winner, Nevada G., for the sculpture selfies contest.

GOLD: Nevada G., Andersen Elementary School (Guam)
SILVER (tied): Angelina W., Andersen Elementary School (Guam)

Kate L., Sasebo Elementary School (Japan)

Owen F., Bahrain Elementary School (Bahrain)

Middle School: Nature Photography

Students looked closely and carefully at Nature around them. They were challenged to play with light and focus to explore something beautiful, terrible, or intriguing.

Elementary School Sculpture Selfies

The winner, Sydnee T., of the middle school nature photography contest.

GOLD: Sydnee T., Ramstein Middle School (Germany)
SILVER: Hayden P., Ramstein Middle School (Germany)
BRONZE: Gabe F., Yokosuka Middle School (Japan)

High School: Wearable Art

Using a shoe as the base, these artists added any other materials to create custom kicks themed on art, music, action sports, or local flavor — something that makes their home unique.

Elementary School Sculpture Selfies

The winner, Anthony T., of the high school wearable art contest.

GOLD: Anthony T. , Ft. Campbell High School (Kentucky)
SILVER: Mei-Ling C., Ft. Campbell High School (Kentucky)
BRONZE: Katherine T., E.J. King High School (Japan)

To see this year's winners as well as last year's winners, please visit our Flickr gallery by following the links below.