View additional entries in our 2016 Holiday Art Contest Gallery

Holiday Art Contest

Seeing the holidays through children’s eyes

No matter how old you are, you never lose the images, sounds, smells and tastes of the holidays during childhood. It was in this spirit that CSEA invited K-12 students statewide to submit artwork of their favorite winter holiday activities to capture the timeless wonder the holidays inspire in children. Artwork in three grade levels (elementary, middle and high school) was selected for the 2016 CSEA Holiday Card.

The contest exceeded our expectations. Every day, stacks of artwork would arrive until we had nearly 1,000 masterpieces depicting the beauty of the holidays. Association President Ben Valdepeña selected the winning artwork, featured in the slideshow above. All of the entries demonstrated the amazing talent and imagination of students in our schools.