Back-to-School Art Contest

What makes you thankful to live in Connecticut?

At Yankee Institute, we are committed to ensuring that everyone in Connecticut has the opportunity to pursue his or her dreams. We are thankful to live in a state and country dedicated to freedom – and government of, by, and for the people.

What makes you thankful to live in Connecticut?

That’s our question for you – and your young artists! We’re announcing a student art contest to mark the new school year! We want your child to show (or draw, or paint, or crayon – you get the idea) what makes them thankful to live in Connecticut! 

The winning artwork will be featured as Yankee Institute’s Thanksgiving postcard to supporters, but finalists’ artwork will be posted online for all to enjoy and appreciate. Artwork will be evaluated by the YI team based on how clearly the work that best embodies the prompt, celebrates Connecticut, and demonstrates thankfulness.

Who can submit? Artists currently enrolled in grades K through 8, with their parent’s or guardian’s permission.

How to submit? Artwork may be submitted electronically through the form on this website, between September 28th and October 15th. Artwork submitted after 11:59 PM ET on October 15th will not be considered. Winners will be notified via phone or email by October 29th.

Please see our privacy policy notice and official contest rules here before submitting artwork! If you have any questions, please contact us at Isabel@YankeeInstitute.com

“The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God.”
– Abraham Lincoln, Proclamation of Thanksgiving, 1863