Road Map Project 
Submission deadline: 10/2/2020

The DiscoverU Art Contest encourages public K-12 students from Road Map Project schools in the following school districts – Auburn, Federal Way, Highline, Kent, Renton, Tukwila and South Seattle – to get creative with the theme of college and career exploration.

Create an art piece that promotes college and career exploration. Follow at least one of these prompts:

  • Discover Local Jobs: What type(s) of careers help your community?
  • Lead Your Community Day: What does community leadership look like to you?
  • Classroom to Career Day: How is what you are learning now going to help you in your future career and life?
  • College Gear Day: What are your college dreams?
  • Flash Forward Friday: What is your vision for your future?

The first 100 qualifying artists to enter will get $20 just for entering, plus the chance to win a $100 category prize or a $300 grand prize. Contest Page:

Categories include:

  • Grand Prize/People’s Choice (public vote) – 2 awards
  • Best Elementary School
  • Best Middle School
  • Best High School
  • Best Visual Art (painting, drawing, photography, graphic design, collage, etc.) – 3 awards
  • Best Poetry/Creative Writing
  • Best Music/Performance (audio or video format)
  • Best Discover Local Jobs Day
  • Best Lead Your Community Day
  • Best Classroom to Career Day
  • Best College Gear Day
  • Best Flash Forward Friday
  • Best in District (7 awards – Auburn, Federal Way, Highline, Kent, Renton, South Seattle, and Tukwila)

The submission deadline is Friday, October 2, and winners will be announced throughout DiscoverU Week (October 12-16, 2020), which will be an exciting week for the community to come together and support all students—especially students of color, low-income, and first generation students—in exploring college and career options. Youth (and adult allies) can follow our social media for the announcement of winners: Instagram: Twitter: Facebook: