Call for Art

2020-2021 School Year Print Calendar

Student Art Calendar 2020-2021 - Now Accepting Artwork 

Thanks to the support of the Seattle Times, every family and staff member in the Issaquah School District will once again receive a free print copy of the Student Art Calendar in the 2020-2021 school year—easy to hang on the wall to keep track of important school dates! Every current student in the district is invited to submit artwork to fill the pages for thousands of homes and offices.

Get your creative juices flowing! The deadline to submit artwork is Friday, May 1, 2020 at midnight.


You may submit up to three pieces of student artwork by email.

E-mail high quality, high resolution digital images as attachments—not embedded in the e-mail—of any size—preferably landscape or wide format to and include the words "ART CALENDAR" in the subject line. Be sure to include student's name, grade, school, and teacher AND parent name and e-mail in your e-mail message. Make sure your digital pictures are taken straight on (eye level, not crooked) and without flash/lighting irregularities.

  • Important note about emailing digital art: If the artwork is high enough resolution for printing (preferably 300 dpi resolution), your digital files will likely be 1-4 megabytes (MB) in size. Our email server will not accept emails larger than 9-10 MB, so you may have to send multiple entries (no more than three per student, please) in separate emails.

Next Steps:

  • Artwork will be accepted until midnight on Friday, May 1, 2020.
  • Art selections are finalized in late May or early June.
  • Due to the high number of submissions received each year, only selected artists' families will be notified.

Calendar FAQ's

  • Can a student submit more than one piece of art?
    Yes — Submit no more than three of your favorites.
  • Can a student submit art they created when they were younger?
    No — To ensure a current crop of entries, please only send art that was done this school year.
  • Can students submit art that they have created outside of school?
  • Should the art be about any specific topic or subject?
    This is completely up to the artist and his/her creative genius.
  • Can my student submit a photograph for consideration for the calendar?
  • Are there specific print-related requirements for the art?
    In general, somewhat brighter, saturated, or intense, solid colors reproduce in print better than art with large areas of mostly very dark colors or very lightly applied pencil or crayon. You can look at previous art calendars to see the quality of art included. Bright, saturated colors, high resolution, and crisp, clear print quality are some of the most important art selection criteria.
  • Can I submit original, over-sized artwork?
    We do not have equipment that can reduce oversized art AND we aren't able to accept original artwork. Please submit only high quality color copies no larger than 11 x 8.5 or high resolution digital art.