Art Contest

NEW: Chinese Zodiac Art Design Contest 

Phoenix Chinese Week  is looking for the Year of the Rat Chinese Zodiac design for our 2020 souvenir book.

Winner will receive $100 award, and winner’s art image will appear on PCW  Souvenir Book’s front cover as well as the Festival poster and other marketing materials.

Student age:  8~17 years old
Deadline:  June 20th, 2019

Request:  Size: 8.5″x11″ Full Color

Theme: Year of the Rat

Accepted media: markers, paint, colored pencils, paper cutting or digital art (must be high-resolution, 300DPI).

Email your name, age & art image (must be high-resolution, 300DPI) to:

Congratulations to 2019 Year of the Pig Chinese Zodiac Design Art Contest winner April Lu, Age 15!

2019 PCW Student Art Contest Winners


Each year Phoenix Chinese Week sponsors an Art Contest to give students the opportunity to express their knowledge of 5,000 years of Chinese culture through art.


Contestants may choose any aspect of Chinese history or culture as their subject, such as: history, architecture, music, martial arts, cuisine, visual arts, festivals, religion, the zodiac, landscape, people, etc. All submissions must be related to Chinese arts & culture.


Arizona Kindergarten through 12th grade students.

Grade Level Categories: K-2nd grade, 3-5th grade, 6-8th grade, 9th-12th grade


Artwork entries must be no smaller than 11” x 14” and no larger than 12” x 18”. Accepted Media: crayons, markers, paint or colored pencils, pastels, ink or paper cutting. No collages, raised art or framed artwork allowed.


1) One entry per student.    2) Entries must be original and completed by the participant without assistance.     3) Entries form must be attached on back of the original artwork. The judges’ decisions are final. All entries become the property of Phoenix Chinese Week and may be used for displays and in Phoenix Chinese Week publications.


Judged equally on originality, artistic creativity and theme.


All entries (digital & original) must be received by Sunday Dec. 2nd, 2018 by 5pm. No extensions.


Step 1) Must email your name, age & art image (must be high-resolution, 300DPI)  ​​before the deadline of Dec.2nd to:

Step 2) Drop off or mail original artwork: November 25th through December 2nd, 2018 between 12pm – 6pm Location: SunDust Art Gallery, 183 East Williams Field Rd, Suite 109, Gilbert, AZ 85295.

Gallery contact: call or text 480.464.6077


Awards will be presented to the 1st-3rd place winners in each category.


Winners will be notified prior to the Awards Ceremony and are strongly encouraged to be present to receive their awards at 12 noon on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at the Phoenix Chinese Week Festival at the Margaret T Hance Park East at main stage (1202 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix, 85004). 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winning entries will be displayed in the Art & Photo Gallery at the Phoenix Chinese Week festival.


All original artwork may be picked up at the Phoenix Chinese Week information booth during the Phoenix Chinese Week Culture & Cuisine Festival, February 8th, 9th and 10th. The Art Contest Committee is not responsible for artwork not claimed by 2 pm, Sunday, February 10th. No artwork will be returned by mail.


For art contest-related questions, contact

2018 PCW Art Contest Winners


2017 PCW Art Contest Winners

2016 PCW Art Contest Winners

2015 PCW Art Contest Winners

2014 PCW Art Contest Winners

2013 Art Contest Winners

9th – 12th  Grade 1st  Place Winner Gina X, Age 14           Acrylic- “Chinese New Year Dragon Dance”

6th – 8th Grade 1st  Place Winner Melinda C, Age 10        Acrylic- “Bamboo Orchestra”

3rd -5th  Grade 1st Place Winner Kevin T, Age 9     Acrylic- ‘The Dragon and Great Wall”

K-2nd  Grade  1st  Place Winner Madeleine C Age 7 2nd Grade     Marker & Color Pencil- “Dragon Dance”