2017 Arts & Crafts Contest

2017 Arts & Crafts Contest

This contest recognizes the artistic talent and creativity on two experience levels: Novice and Accomplished. Entries can be submitted in one of nine (9) categories:


Group I - Novice: Individuals whose art skills have not been gained in formal education
leading to college credit or a college degree.

Group II - Accomplished: Individuals who have gained skills and knowledge through
formal courses leading to credit in college or art schools, or received awards in
professional competitions

  • Ceramics: artwork clay, pottery, or similar materials, often covered in decorative stains, glazes, etc.
  • Digital Art: artistic work that uses digital technology as an essential part of the creative/presentation process (Digitally altered photographs should be entered in the Army Digital Photo Contest held in October/November.)
  • Drawings: artwork using drawing instruments such as graphite pencil, charcoal, colored pencil, silverpoint, or other dry medium on a piece of paper
  • Fiber/Textile: any craft using fabric, yarn or other textile components as the main focus
  • Glass Art: artwork using non-crystalline solid material which may include vases, sculpture, glass tile mosaics, ornaments, stained glass, fused glass, etc.
  • Metals and Jewelry: artwork predominantly created with metals to form sculptures, figurines, kinetic works, metal jewelry, etc.
  • Mixed Media: artwork utilizing more than one medium and combines various traditionally distinct art medias (i.e., work on canvas that combines paint, ink, and collage)
  • Paintings: artistic work which uses the application of paint, pigment, color or other medium (i.e., acrylic, oil, ink, gouache, fresco) to a surface using brushes, knives, sponges, airbrush, etc.
  • Wood: artwork sculpted, crafted, constructed, or decorated with wood to create furniture, carvings, marquetry, musical instruments, toys, etc.


Participants must complete the online profile and submit photos of the artwork between
12:00 am Central Time (CDT) July 5, 2017 and 11:59 pm CDT August 31, 2017 at the
contest website:https://www.armymwr.com/programs-and-services/arts-and-crafts/2017-arts-crafts-contest/​​​​​​​

See Rules section for full details

Learn more about the MWR Arts & Crafts program.