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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 deadlines for submissions are posted below. Voting will last approximately one week before the favorite is announced.

January's Theme: Reflections

The Artist Spotlight Theme for January is Reflections. Students are encouraged to create an original piece of artwork in the form of a drawing, photo, 3D sculpture, poem, or other mediums that showcase their artistic skills in the interpretation of this monthly theme. Submissions are due online by January 18th. Voting will take place on January 19th - 31st, with favorite announced on February 1st.

Upcoming Spotlight Themes and Deadlines

  • Submission Deadline: January 18th
  • Voting: January 19th - 31st
  • Winner Announced: February 1st
  • Submission Deadline: February 15th
  • Voting: February 16th - 28th
  • Winner Announced: March 1st
  • Submission Deadline: March 15th
  • Voting: March 16th - April 1st
  • Winner Announced: April 2nd
  • Submission Deadline: April 19th
  • Voting: April 20th - 30th
  • Winner Announced: May 1st

5210 Activity

  • April 2018, to celebrate Month of the Military Child:
  • DoDEA will host an (additional) Artist Spotlight competition on DoDEA's Facebook page (3/15-4/15) based on the '5210 Healthy Military Children' public message.
  • Winners announced and displayed 4/18-30.
  • Submission Deadline: May 17th
  • Voting: May 18th - 31st
  • Winner Announced: June 1st
  • Submission Deadline: June 21st
  • Voting: June 22nd - July 1st
  • Winner Announced: July 2nd
  • Submission Deadline: July 19th
  • Voting: July 20th - 31st
  • Winner Announced: August 1st
  • Submission Deadline: August 16th
  • Voting: August 17th - 31st
  • Winner Announced: September 3rd
  • Submission Deadline: September 20th
  • Voting: September 21st - 30th
  • Winner Announced: October 1st


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.

Become a Fan

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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!