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Hello, Migrant students!

We are very excited to share with you the information about our 7th Annual AMET Conference Theme Art Contest. The AMET planning committee is looking for artwork which depicts the 2024 AMET Conference Theme, Anchored In Excellence: Rising Together. Rules and guidelines for the art contest are listed below.

The following rules and procedures apply to the AMET Art Competition:

  • The competition is open to high school (grades 9-12) migratory students with a current, valid COE for the current school year. 

  • Artwork must be two-dimensional. Artwork can be no larger than 11 inches high and 8½ inches wide. Keep in mind that the selected artwork will be vertical on a program cover. 

  • Artwork must be of the student’s own original idea and design.

    • Plagiarism and/or violation of copyright laws is unacceptable, and any artwork deemed to be as such will be disqualified. 

  • Artwork must capture and demonstrate the AMET Conference theme: Anchored in Excellence: Rising Together. One winner will be selected. 

Accepted mediums for the two-dimensional artwork are as follows: 

  • Preferred: Drawings: colored pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal (It is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed.) 

  • Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc. 

  • Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc. 


DO NOT submit collages, prints (such as lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints), and/or photographs. These formats will be considered ineligible for consideration in the AMET Art Contest. Students must keep and preserve the quality of their original artwork until notified that the original artwork should be submitted to AMET for final contest consideration. No copies or significantly damaged pieces will be accepted. Original artwork from our finalist may be requested by AMET at any time between the date of application submission through the end of November 2024.

To locate your regional director, please go to the AMET website using the following link: AMET Regional Director. Your regional director can assist with any questions you may have.  Artwork submissions entered in this contest will not be returned and will become the property of AMET.

The student whose artwork is selected will receive . . . 

  • A $1,000 scholarship to the institution of his/her choice upon high school graduation and proof of enrollment in selected institution.

  • Opportunity to apply to our AMET Prior Winners Scholarship for post-secondary students in the future.

  • The winner’s artwork will be used as the AMET Conference program cover and will be recognized in the upcoming AMET Conference program.


Required Documents  

To be considered for our AMET Conference Theme Art Contest, applicants must submit a complete packet including all the required documents listed below by no later than May 17, 2024.   

Your contest packet should include:

  1. Entry Form

  2. Original Artwork Certification and Release

  3. Photographic image of your artwork

*Click here for tips on Getting the best photograph of your artwork.

Submitting your contest packet:

  • Website - Electronic applications via our website are highly encouraged. Our website entry form allows you to certify and release your artwork and upload your image to accompany your online entry form. Click here to complete your Online Art Contest Entry Form and Release

  • Email - If you are not able to submit your application on our website, you have the option to submit a paper application via email. Click here to download our paper version Art Contest Entry Form and Release. The paper application must be accompanied with a photographic image of your artwork all sent to

If you have questions or need assistance in submitting your entry, you may contact your AMET
Regional Director
or Tonya Ramos at

We can’t wait to see what Anchored in Excellence: Rising Together means to you!

Go here for the Online Art Contest Entry Form

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