Artist Spotlight April 2015 Vote Now March 2015 Artist Spotlight Favorite Reagan Artist Spotlight - December 13 - 5 Artist Spotlight - December 13 - 6

Artist Spotlight April 2015 Vote Now

March 2015 Artist Spotlight Favorite Reagan

Artist Spotlight - December 13 - 5

Artist Spotlight - December 13 - 6

Voting for Patch of Honor Contest

Voting for April 2015 DoDEA Artist Spotlight


The DoDEA Artist Spotlight is a monthly artwork challenge open to current DoDEA students and is held on the DoDEA Facebook fan page. Students are encouraged to submit a work of art, including photographs, digital artwork, 2D artwork, or 3D artwork that relates to the monthly theme. The artwork will be displayed in a Facebook album and Facebook members will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite image by selecting the Facebook "Like" button. The image with the most Facebook likes is announced as the favorite at the end of the challenge and showcased on both the DoDEA website and the DoDEA Facebook fan page.

How to Enter

Please view the Official Rules. Keep in mind that no more than ONE image per student may be entered per contest. No group submissions will be accepted. To enter the contest, email your submission to: . Your file size should be below 4MB or 4,000KB. Each submission must include the Permission/Entry Form and the Model Release Form (if necessary). The cut off for submissions will be announced on Facebook. Voting will last approximately one week before the favorite is announced.

March Theme: Wind

Get a head start on next month's theme: Water


The deadline to enter The Monthly DoDEA Artist Spotlight Challenge can be found below in the Upcoming Spotlight Themes section. Once the March Favorite is announced we will begin accepting entries for April's theme: Water

Month of the Military Child "Patch of Honor" Design Contest

April is the Month of the Military Child, a time when we celebrate the important role children play in the Armed Forces community through their commitment, courage and unconditional support of their parents. Air Force Veteran, Graciela Tiscareno-Sato's book, "Good Night Captain Mama," gives military children an insight to the service of their military parent and provides a vehicle for children to make connections in their lives by designing and decorating their own patches, just like those on Captain Mama's uniform. Therefore, in recognition of the contributions and sacrifices of military children, we are inviting students to submit their own design of a Patch of Honor.

Design Your Own Patch

The patch can represent what you feel is most important in your life, family, school, and/or military community. You may create your own patch shape or click the link below for a patch template.

Submission and Entry Requirements

Submission and voting deadlines will be the same for "Patch of Honor" and the April Artist Spotlight theme. All "Patch of Honor" entries will be uploaded to a Facebook album separate from the April Artist Spotlight theme entries and voting procedures will be the same. The winning "Patch of Honor" submission will be announced on the DoDEA website and DoDEA Facebook fan page on April 30th to wrap up the Month of the Military Child Celebration. All entries will be submitted in the same manner as the Artist Spotlight entries ( ) and must accompanied by the permission/entry form below.

Alternate Email Address for Entry Submission

If you should have any issues submitting to the artistspotlight email address, please feel free to email entries and forms to

Template and Permission/Entry Form

Upcoming Spotlight Themes

  • Jan 2015: DEPTH
  • Feb 2015: CONTRAST
  • Mar 2015: WIND
    • Submission Deadline: March 16 th
    • Voting: March 20-27
    • Winner Announced: April 1 st
  • April 2015: Water / Month of the Military Child "Patch of Honor" Design Contest
    • Submission Deadline: April 15 th
    • Voting: April 17-24
    • "Patch of Honor" Winner Announced: April 30 th
    • Artist Spotlight Theme Winner Announced: May 1 st
  • May 2015: PROPORTION
    • Submission Deadline: May 18 th
    • Voting: May 22-29
    • Winner Announced: June 1 st
  • June 2015: MOTION
  • July 2015: DESIGN
  • Aug 2015: ENERGY

DoDEA's Monthly Favorites

DoDEA’s monthly favorite is chosen based on the highest number of Facebook likes. DoDEA students entering the contest are encouraged to share their entry with friends and family. Spread the word to increase the number of likes. We look forward to showcasing your artistic talents! Good Luck!

View DoDEA’s Monthly Favorites on Facebook

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Spotlight Tips

A talented artist is constantly learning his or her craft. Art takes hours of practice and perseverance, and you can always use tips to help improve your technique. Who knows, these Spotlight Tips might just make your artwork a DoDEA Favorite!


Official Rules
Be sure to read through the official rules before submitting your entry.
Permission/Entry Form
A Permission/Entry Form must accompany each submission.  Email this form along with your digital submission to:
Model Release
A Model Release Form must accompany your submission if your artwork realistically depicts an individual(s).  The individual depicted in the artwork must give you permission to use his/her image in the DoDEA Artist Spotlight.
DoDEA Artist Spotlight Flyer
Download a flyer advertising this month's Facebook challenge.
DoDEA Artist Spotlight Flyer-Please Spread the Word!
Download a flyer that advertises basic information about The DoDEA Artist Spotlight Facebook challenge.
Certificate of Participation
Download a Certificate of Participation for The DoDEA Artist Spotlight.

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