YAM Flag

The 2020-21 YAM Flag theme is:

"Art Connects Us"

Deadline for Entries is November 15th

Kansas YAM Flag Contest 2020-2021:

Who Can Participate: Students of current Kansas Art Education Association Members (membership has its perks) 

The flag theme is “Art Connects Us”. Students need to design a colorful flag that incorporates the theme (visually- in writing is optional) and also represents the state of KS.  

Size: 8.5 x 11 inches horizontal layout, 300 ppi or higher if digital

Media: Any two dimensional Media such as markers, watercolors, acrylic, tempera, pastels, crayon, chalk, pencils, collage or computer graphics. NO photography please.

ARTWORK: Submit artwork digitally (jpeg or vector format). 

  • It is important to take a clear photograph with appropriate lighting and focus or scan your image in order for the entry to be judged fairly. 

  • Images should be saved with the student’s name as the file name, and emailed to yamflag@kaea.com. Images sent without following these instructions will be automatically disqualified. 

  • Limit 25 entries per teacher, per school.

Prizes will be awarded in three grade categories: K-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Entries will be part of a digital exhibit at the Kansas Youth Art Month celebration. The grand prize-winning design will be made into a flag and will be flown at the NAEA Convention! We look forward to seeing your students' flag creations! 

Questions? Contact Johnna Smith – YAM Flag Chair, YAMflag@kaea.com.

Dear Art Education Colleagues,

Thank you so much for participating in this year's Youth Art Month Flag Design Contest Despite the challenges we are facing, we received a total of 100 entries from around the state this year! 

As usual, the panel of judges was extremely impressed with the quality of the flag designs this year in all age categories. Below are the results of the 2021 Youth Art Month Flag Design Contest! 

Congratulations to all the winning students and their art teachers! 

All YAM Flag Design winners will be honored in March during Youth Art Month. Winning entries will be included in a digital display during Youth Art Day in Topeka. Details for this event will be posted on the KAEA website as they become available. Thanks again for supporting Kansas Youth Art Month!

2021 Youth Art Month Winning Flag Design—Emma Chamberlain, 7th Grader at Andover Middle School, student of Ms. Johnna Smith!

Elementary Category--

1st Place—Finley Maloney, Cheney Elementary School -Teacher: Shannon Monson

2nd Place—Brileigh Smith, Cheney Elementary School -Teacher: Shannon Monson 

3rd Place—Levi Brucken, Jackson Heights Elementary School - Teacher: Katie Morris

HM— Corbin Latham, Jackson Heights Elementary School - Teacher: Katie Morris 

HM—Ruby Robinson, Jackson Heights Elementary School - Teacher: Katie Morris 

Middle School Category--

1st Place—Emma Chamberlain, Andover Middle School - Teacher: Johnna Smith

2nd Place— Alivia Bowman, Cheney Middle School - Teacher: Shannon Monson

3rd Place— Brynne Hoeme, Cheney Middle School - Teacher: Shannon Monson 

HM— Kinsley Klatt, Cheney Middle School - Teacher: Shannon Monson 

HM—Isabelle Schuetz, Andover Middle School - Teacher: Johnna Smith

HM—Allayna Moore, Baldwin Jr. High - Teacher: Marsene Feldt

HM— Valeny Wong, Andover Middle School - Teacher: Johnna Smith

High School Category--

1st Place—Gage Stamback, Cheney High School, Teacher: Shawny Montgomery

2nd Place—Jaelynn Peintner, Cheney High School, Teacher: Shawny Montgomery 

3rd Place—Lillian Morrison, Cheney High School, Teacher: Shawny Montgomery 

HM—Taryn Tucker, Cheney High School, Teacher: Shawny Montgomery

HM—Jordan Elliott, Washburn Rural High School Teacher: Theresa Shetler Logan

HM---Larkin Green, Cheney High School, Teacher: Shawny Montgomery 


Previous Flag Designs

2020 Youth Art Month Winning Flag Design Joselle Courchaine, 12th Grader at Cheney High School, student of Mrs. Shawny Montgomery

2019 Youth Art Month Winning Flag Design
Lauryn Becker, 11th Grade
 Cheney High School
student of Mrs. Shawny Montgomery

2018 Youth Art Month Winning Flag Design:
Josie Harris, Haven High School, student of Kylee Baldetti!!

2017 Kansas YAM Flag Design Winner:
Gaby Kill, 8th grade
Leawood Middle School
student of So Choi
2016 Kansas YAM Flag Design Winner:
Morgan Winters, 12th grade 
Andover Central High School 
student of Mrs. Pat Chambers
2015 Kansas YAM Flag Design Winner:
Meridith Basham, 8th grade 
California Trails Middle School
student of Megan Wendleton
2014 Kansas YAM Flag Design Winner: 
Savannah Redfern,
student of Pat Chambers at Andover Central High School
2013 Kansas YAM Flag Design/1st Place Middle School
Cameron McFadden, Andover Central Middle School.
Student of Ginger Steck.

KAEA Mission Statement

KAEA is dedicated to the advancement of the human and cultural understanding through the study of art by providing opportunities for professional growth and development, exchange of knowledge and ideas, and service and leadership for the advancement of quality art education.