Desert Landscapes Art Competition

In partnership with The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, we are calling all students in Pima County grades Kindergarten through 6th to explore the landscapes, mountain ranges, plants, and animals of the beautiful Sonoran Desert. Any medium will be accepted. Submission deadline is Friday, March 6, 2020!

Contest Rules/Guidelines for Teachers and Students:

  • The contest is open to all Pima County students in kindergarten through 6th grade.
  • Submissions must be original art - any medium - 8.5” X 11”.
  • Please paperclip a double sided gallery tag and signed release (see below) to your entry.
  • Please use the official gallery tag template which can be found at or sent to you by emailing
  • The original art must be dropped off, mailed or sent by district courier to The Pima County School Superintendent’s Office, 200 N. Stone Ave, Tucson AZ 85701. The deadline is 5:00 pm on March 6, 2020. Please call Andrew Bevington at 520-724-8213 with questions on submitting artwork.
  • Finalists and honorable mentions will be determined by a panel of three (3) judges selected by the Pima County School Superintendent's Office. Selected artwork will be displayed at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.
  • Submissions will be judged based on the following elements of artistic expression:

1. Interpretation and the clarity of the theme
2. Creativity and originality of the depicted theme
3. Skill and technique
4. Overall impression of the art

Questions? Contact the Pima County SchoolSuperintendent's Office at 520-724-8451 or

CLICK HERE for the Flyer and Parental Consent Form

Printable Gallery Tags for Submissions