You Art What You Eat! 2018-2019

Category Themes


Category #1

Category #2

National School Lunch Week (NSLW)

The video game inspired theme is:

Level Up with a Healthy School Lunch!

Incorporate school lunch items in artwork.

Age Divisions that can enter:

(Kindergarten – 5th Grade)

(6th Grade – 12th Grade)

Winners will be announced in
September 2018.

School Breakfast Week (SBW)

The video game inspired theme is:

Level Up with a Healthy School Breakfast!

Incorporate school breakfast items in artwork.

Age Divisions that can enter:

(Kindergarten – 5th Grade)

(6th Grade – 12th Grade)

Winners will be announced in

January 2019.



The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) focuses on challenging kids and staff to try new foods offered in the cafeteria every day through the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. Each school that offers these programs has an opportunity to celebrate nutritious meals at school during National School Lunch Week, which occurs in October and School Breakfast Week, which occurs in March.

Deadline for Entries

The deadline for all entries is 5:00 P.M. (CST), on April 27, 2018!

Entries received after the deadline will not be accepted. Only complete applications will be accepted. See the Contest Guideline and Information for application specifics. 

Entry Form and Releases for Artwork and Submitted Photos

Copyright Law

Any artwork that depicts copyrighted images will be rejected. For example, no artworks depicting characters from television shows, movies, video games, or books will be accepted. All artwork must be original ideas and must be created entirely by the student.

Judging Criteria

The selection committee will consist of a panel of judges from the Texas Department of Agriculture.

The selection committee will review artwork submissions based on the following criteria:

  • Interpretation of the theme
  • Incorporation of healthy foods that match the category or categories the student is submitting artwork
  • Technical skill
  • Originality

Notification of Winners and Runners-Up

Finalists’ teachers will be notified around September for NSLW and January for the SBW category. It is the teachers’ jobs to contact and notify the student. The teacher will also receive all participation certificates and awards packages for the students.

Print the Poster

Available in English and Spanish

Print Specifications: 11”x17”
Paper: 80# Cover/
Gloss or Matte 

Print Specifications: 4"x6"
Paper: 100# Cover/
Full Bleed, Gloss
or Aqueous Coating

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