2017 National Art Competition

Our Community, Our Future

The Chinese and Chinese American communities in the United States are always changing. Their lives are filled with different journeys and hopes and dreams. What does community mean for you, and what are your hopes for the future of your community?

The Chinese American Museum and the Chinese American Citizens Alliance announced a juried, nationwide Art Competition for students during the 2016-2017 school year.

For over 100 years, the Chinese American Citizens Alliance sought to better the welfare of the community and to achieve equality and justice for Chinese Americans and to encourage American patriotism. The Chinese American Museum, located in Los Angeles, across Union Station, seeks to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of America’s diverse heritage by researching, preserving, and sharing the history, rich cultural legacy, and continuing contributions of Chinese Americans. 


The Art Competition was opened to students from kindergarten to grade twelve. Entries were placed and judged in four divisions.

Division 1: Grade K to Grade 3

Division 2: Grade 4 to Grade 6

Division 3: Grade 7 to Grade 9

Division 4: Grade 10 to Grade 12

Awards and Recognition

The winning entries were announced in June 2015 and an awards ceremony took place in the Greater Los Angeles area.  Selection of winners were selected by a panel of independent judges.

Winning entries and some finalists will be exhibited in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and other regional locations where C.A.C.A. Lodges are located.

First, second and third place winners were selected from each division. In addition, two Grand Prize Awards were chosen from all entries.

The Scholarship Awards are:  

Two (2) Grand Awards- $500 each

Four (4) First Place- $300 each

Four (4) Second Place- $200 each

Four (4) Third Place- $100 each

Download the Entry Form and a Copy of the Rules here

Please visit this page for information on our 2015 Art Competition.