MAAE Content Creation Contest

NOTE: One Submission by a 2025 SMArts Summit participant
will be selected to win a $50 cash prize!

MAAE Content Creator Contest

The Missouri Alliance for Arts Education (MAAE) is looking for Content Creators dedicated to showing why it is important to have fine arts instruction in every school, for every child, every day. We want you to highlight creative skills developed through the arts in students of all ages and backgrounds. This contest offers student content creators the opportunity to join in our advocacy mission and display why the arts are a vital part of education at every level.

The content creation winners will be recognized at Fine Arts Education Day on April 9, 2025.

Now accepting video content creation entries!

Submissions received  before
January 31 are eligible for awards at Fine Arts Education Day, April 9, 2025.

Those received after Feb. 1 will be eligible for consideration the following year.

The winner will receive a $50 prize and be acknowledged at Fine Arts Education Day at the State Capitol on April 9, 2025. An additional prize of $50, will be awarded to the teacher of a winning student entry.  

Suggested formats include personal stories of the benefits of arts education, public service announcements, news stories or music videos. Videos only need to be 10-30 seconds in length. Copyrighted material must be attributed in the video. The submission deadline for the each contest year is January 31. Videos may be initially submitted via googleform or a YouTube link. 

For more information about video content and how to submit an entry, contact Melissa Cooper, Contest Coordinator at