YAM Flag

The 2020 YAM Flag theme is:

"Take a Journey Through Art"

2020 YAM Flag Deadline - Save the Date!

Attention Kansas Visual Art teachers! The deadline for entering the Youth Art Month Flag Design Contest is November 15th, 2019! This year's theme is "Take A Journey Through Art." Entries can be submitted digitally (jpeg or vector) or created traditionally on 8.5"X11" paper. All entries must be postmarked by November 15th. Students are to create a flag that combines Kansas and visual art themes. 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 Alice Sabatini Gallery at the Topeka Shawnee Public Library in April. The grand prize winning design will be made into a flag and will be flown in Minneapolis at the NAEA Convention! We look forward to seeing your students' flag creations! 

Deadline for Entries is November 15th

Mail Entries To:
Youth ART Month Flag Contest
c/o Johnna Smith- Youth Art Month Flag Chair
Andover Middle School
Art Department

Entry Requirements

  • Entries can be submitted digitally (jpeg or vector) or created traditionally on 8"X11" paper. 
  • All entries must be postmarked by November 15th. 
  • Students are to create a flag that combines Kansas and visual art themes. 
  • One of the CFAE logos should be incorporated into the design. Click here to view the new CFAE logos for the YAM Flags


(Make a copy if you'd like to type on it, otherwise download and print.)

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.

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

2019 Kansas Youth Art Month Flag Design Contest Results:

 Elementary Category
1st Place—Isaiah Rice, 5th Grade, St. Francis of Assisi, Wichita -Teacher: Lisa Lang
2nd Place—Tristan Zwenger, 5th Grade, St. Francis of Assisi, Wichita -Teacher: Lisa Lang
3rd Place—Reece Tolar, 5th Grade, Cheney Elementary School -Teacher: Shannon Monson
HM— Madelyn Vu, 5th Grade, St. Francis of Assisi, Wichita -Teacher: Lisa Lang
HM—Gianna Brouillette, 4th Grade, St. Francis of Assisi, Wichita - Teacher: Lisa Lang
HM— Faith Sparks, 2nd Grade, Cottonwood Elemetary, Paola, KS - Teacher: Mary Ure
HM—Emma Ramirez, 2nd Grade, Cottonwood Elementary, Paola, KS - Teacher: Mary Ure

Middle School Category
1st Place—Jackie Lee, 7th Grade, Harmony MS, Blue Valley - Teacher: Robin Kingeter
2nd Place— Faith Jenner, 7th Grade, Holton MS - Teacher: Nate Cunningham
3rd Place— Francie Foster, 7th Grade, Andover MS - Teacher: Johnna Smith
HM— Reagan Gegen, 8th Grade, Cheney MS - Teacher: Shannon Monson
HM—Kaitlyn Thomas, 7th Grade, Harmony MS, Blue Valley - Teacher: Robin Kingeter
HM—Alexis Fitzgerald, 8th Grade, Cheney MS - Teacher:Shannon Monson
HM— Bailey Brucken, 8th Grade, Jackson Heights MS - Teacher: Katie Morris
HM—Sidney Gehring, 8th Grade, Andover Middle School - Teacher: Johnna Smith
HM—Charlotte Cyphers, 7th Grade, Holton MS - Teacher: Nate Cunningham
HM—Keaten Black, 7th Grade, Cheney MS - Teacher: Shannon Monson
HM—Seta Hosseini, 7th Grade, Harmony MS, Blue Valley - Teacher: Robin Kingeter
HM—Nadia Kaewsai, 6th Grade, Andover Middle School - Teacher: Johnna Smith
HM— Chloe Fields, 8th Grade, Andover Middle School - Teacher: Johnna Smith
HM— Emilia Powell, 8th Grade, Andover Middle School - Teacher: Johnna Smith

High School Category
1st Place—Lauryn Becker, 11th Grade, Cheney MS - Teacher: Shawny Montgomery
2nd Place—Marque McAnally, 12th Grade, Circle High School - Teacher: Wendy Tien
3rd Place—Danielle Stevens, 12th Grade, Highland Park HS, Topeka - Teacher: Tiffany Pryor
HM—Kathren Escobar, 10th Grade, Paola HS - Teacher: Deanna Morgan 
HM—Madison Timblin, 10th Grade, Paola HS - Teacher: Deanna Morgan

Past Winning YAM Flag Designs

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.