Welcome to The San Diego Museum of Art's Submission Page for 

Young Art 2021: My World, Our Planet
(March 26 - May 9, 2021)

Among the many art education initiatives at The San Diego Museum of Art, no program has as long a history as Young Art. This year will present the 46th biennial youth art exhibition hosted by the Museum and takes inspiration from the Museum's collection, presenting works that explore creative interpretations of this year's theme of the environment and sustainability.

All San Diego County K-12 grade educators are encouraged to submit student work done in the 2020/2021 school year through this website for the jurying process. A representing educator may submit up to 5 student works. All submitted work should not exceed the following dimensions:
  • Two-dimensional works: 12 x 18"
  • Three-dimensional works: 12" x 12" x 12" 
  • Weight: Two pounds

To Submit Your Students' Artwork

Click on the green “ + Register ” button on the top right corner of this screen

Complete the teacher registration

Complete entries for up to 5 student works and upload up to three digital images or audio files of each work (jpeg, png, mp4, mov, mp3, and pdf files will be accepted)

Registered users may upload a submission, log out, and log back in to edit submissions anytime before submissions close 

Teachers will be notified by email of works accepted on January 22, 2021

UPDATE: Information on Forms Needed Following the January 22nd, Notification Deadline (for selected works only):

This Young Art year, it is our goal to the make the submission process as easy as possible. As such, we have minimized the information required at the time of submission and will not ask for our usual release forms until after the submission dates (January 4 – 15), following the jurying, and will only need them from those educators whose students' works are ultimately selected for the exhibition. We will ask that these educators do their best to bring completed the required forms (see descriptions of both below) along with the selected works to the Museum on the Selected Work Drop-Off Days: Friday, January 29 and Saturday, January 30; 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. 

Student Release Form English / Student Release Form Spanish - a form which gives the Museum permission to use professionally photographed images of a student's work in Young Art-related collateral. This form is to be signed by the student's parent/guardian and are available in both English and Spanish.

Educator Release Form - a one page form designed to release the Museum of any liability in the rare event that a work is lost or damaged while in our care. This is a required form for all selected works but only one form is required per educator. Please note: No works can be exhibited at the Museum without it.

The Young Art 2021 Team will include attachments of both of the above forms in a follow up email to be sent out on Monday, January 25 to all educators with selected works. They are provided above for easy downloading and printing for those educators interested in having them before the January 25 follow up date.

We hope that you'll discover the digital submission process to be a fast and convenient method for submitting work this Young Art year!


The Young Art 2021 Team

Please visit Young Art 2021 Submission Guidelines for more information on submitting student work for jurying.

The exhibition Young Art 2021: My World, Our Planet is organized by The San Diego Museum of Art.