Art Contest


Enter our 2019 contest for the chance to win a $100 gift certificate. Postmark Deadline is January 31st


All BASIC Fund recipients in kindergarten through grade 8 are invited to participate. There are three grade categories for awards: K-2, 3-5, 6-8


Entries must have a Bay Area theme (e.g. your favorite Bay Area place to visit, a Bay Area resident who inspires you, your street, your school, etc.) Art must be student's original work. If using a photo taken by someone else, image must be significantly altered to avoid plagiarism. Art should not be traced from another artist's work, and no hands other than the student's own should be involved in the creation of the artwork.

Art should be no larger than 8.5 inches by 11 inches. Acceptable art media are paint, pencil, markers, ink, crayon, chalk or pastel (fixed), and collage. Three-dimensional pieces, computer printouts, photography, or photocopies are not eligible in this contest. Glitter is not allowed; any package containing it will be returned. Students may only enter one piece of art each. Multiple entries from a family can be sent in one package. All entries must include a completed contest Entry Form included on reverse of this sheet.

Winners will be selected in each of the grade-level categories to receive a gift certificate for $100 to Amazon.


Entries must be postmarked by January 31, 2019. Winners will be informed via email and announced by March 1st on our website.


Review and complete the Guidelines and Entry Form and submit it with your art (and artist's statement) to:


The BASIC Fund

1301 Clay Street #70450

Oakland, CA 94612

Students may have their work featured in BASIC Fund materials and web pages. Artwork will only be returned if it is submitted with an address label for reuse of your original packaging (preferred) or a self-addressed, stamped envelope of the correct size.

It may take until early May to return all the requested artwork, depending on the number of entries.