Announcing the 2023 ESS Art Contest for Students

Calling all artistic K-12 students: If you’re ready to show off your creativity, ESS has the perfect opportunity for you! We’re excited to announce the 2023 ESS Art Contest. To enter, simply fill out the web form at and submit an original drawing, painting, or digital piece based on the topic: “If you could take a school field trip anywhere, where would you go?

Winning students from four grade groups will receive a $500 American Express gift card, plus $500 for their school!

Submissions must be received by Sunday, March 12th at 8:00 pm Eastern Time. An ESS panel of judges will score each piece based on the following criteria:

  • Artistic skills
  • Creativity and originality
  • Relation to contest theme
  • A unique and novel approach to the artwork and title
  • Technical skill by grade level
  • Adherence to the contest rules and requirements

During the week of April 10th – 16th, we will post the top five finalists from each grade group on our national Facebook and Instagram pages, where the public will vote for their favorites.

Artwork that receives the highest total score from the ESS judges and social media “likes” will be announced as the 2023 ESS Art Contest winners on April 19th. For more information and full contest rules, please visit

Check out our amazing finalists from our previous contests for some inspiration!

Good luck and happy creating!