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Exploring Centennial Celebration Youth Art Contest
Youth Art Contest

EXPLORE the Arts! - Beverly Hills Centennial Youth Art Contest 

Theme: "Beverly Hills 100 - What It Means to Me"


To commemorate the City of Beverly Hills' Centennial Celebration, the City is hosting a Youth Art Contest to encourage and inspire the youth community to learn about the history of Beverly Hills. The theme of the Beverly Hills Centennial Youth Art Contest is "Beverly Hills 100 - What It Means to Me". 

Please read the information below to understand how to participate in this special event!  For questions about the Youth Art Contest, email the Beverly Hills Centennial Youth Art Contest Committee at bhcyouthart@gmail.com.


 Participation Criteria

  • Participation in the Beverly Hills Centennial Youth Art Contest is open to residents from the City of Beverly Hills or Beverly Hills Sister City between the ages of 5 to 18
  • Participants must be a student in good standing currently attending a Beverly Hills Unified School, any school located in Beverly Hills, a resident of Beverly Hills, or a Beverly Hills Sister City participant. 
  • A student may develop an entry in or outside of school.  


 Rules and Regulations

  • Each entry must be the original work of one student only
  • An adult may not alter the creative integrity of a student's work. 
  • Only one student may be recognized as the award recipient for each entry. 
  • Use of copyrighted material is prohibited. 
  • For film production category participants, please read the "Art Categories and Requirements" below. Note, the film production submission process is different than the rest of the categories.   
  • Plagiarized entries will be disqualified and returned to the submitter. Plagiarism is defined as taking and using another person's ideas, writings, or inventions as one's own. 


 Submission Deadline

  • All entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on April 11, 2014 to: 


          Centennial Youth Art Contest Committee       

          c/o BHUSD       

          255 South Lasky Drive       

          Beverly Hills, CA 90212


Entry Forms


 Art Categories and Requirements 


  • Visual Arts entries must be an original print, drawing, painting, collage, metal etching or punch work, fiber work or computer generated. No 3-Dimensional (3D) art work. 
  • Must be mounted or matted and not to exceed 3/8 inches in thickness. 
  • Must not exceed 24 x 30 INCLUDING THE MOUNTING OR MATTING


  • Film production entries must be an original work of fiction, non-fiction, with or without sound. 
  • Can be an Animation, Narrative, Documentary, Experimental, or Media Presentation. 
  • No PowerPoint presentations. 
  • Student must be the director, screenwriter, and cameraperson. Storyboarding and editing must also be done by the student.  
  • The film must not exceed 2 minutes, must be YouTube compatible with H.264 video codec, and recorded in a .MP4 format.
  • Once the film is ready for submission, please email the appropriate file to rpark@beverlyhills.org.
  • The film will be uploaded by the City Employee to the City of Beverly Hills YouTube channel.  


  • Entries must be an original work with black-and-white, color, or group images produced by a photographic process. 
  • The student must be the one to take the photograph. 
  • Must not exceed 11 x 14 INCLUDING THE MOUNTING OR MATTING
  • MUST BE MOUNTED OR MATTED on cardboard mat, poster board, or other sturdy material.