Annual Spiritual and Religious Youth Art Competition

November 19, 2022 - January 11, 2023

With the holiday season swiftly approaching, we are excited to announce this year’s Annual Spiritual & Religious Youth Art Competition. This exhibition is open to K-10 students living in Utah Valley. This year, in efforts to make this an interfaith celebration, we are encouraging students to create artwork that will coincide with themes found in the exhibition Sanctuaries, The prompts for this year’s Youth Art Competition will focus on sanctuaries and what that means to each student. We encourage students to consider the following prompts when thinking of subject matter:

    “Offering sanctuary is a revolutionary act; it expresses love, when others offer scorn or hate. It recognizes humanity, when others deny and seek to debase it. Sanctuary says ‘we’ rather than ‘I’. It is belonging – the building block of community.” - Diane Kalen-Sukra

    -       Where do you go to feel the safest and most calm?

    -       Who do you go to when you need to feel peace and community?

    -       How can we help those around us find sanctuary?

The exhibition will be located in the Ingrid Nemelka Gallery on the Main Floor of the Museum from November 19, 2022 through January 11, 2023. The Museum will select a number of works to be included in the exhibition. Of those selected for display, a small number will be chosen for cash prizes! 

Thank you to all the students and children who entered the 2022 Youth Art Competition! It was a very competitive process and we could only accept less than half the entries for display. Our judges were so impressed by each and every work of art entered into the competition. Thank you for sharing it with us! We wish we had room to show them all. Keep making art and sharing your talents! 

Important Dates:

Nov 10-11, 2022 1:00-5:00pm

Artworks may be dropped off at the Museum

November 15, 2022, before 5:00pm
List of accepted works will be posted at

November 19, 2022 11:00am-12:00pm
Exhibition opens

January 11, 2023
Exhibition closes 

January 2023, Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm

Artwork Pickup

Items not picked up by January 31, 2023 will not be retained.