Open to CIRI Shareholder and Descendant artists ages kindergarten to adult!

In conjunction with our fall Friendship Potlatches, CIRI Shareholder and Descendant artists are invited to submit original artwork interpreting a particular theme. Winners receive cash prizes and have their artwork displayed at the Potlatches!

The submission deadline for the 2023 Art Contest was Oct. 1. Check back in late summer/early fall for details about our 2024 contest! 

Age Category 


Elementary school (grades K-5) 

$100 first place, $50 second place  

Middle school (grades 6-8) 

$250 first place, $125 second place 

High school (grades 9-12*) 

$300 first place, $150 second place 

Adults (age 18+) 

$500 first place, $250 second place  

Submission guidelines

Entries should be original artwork—such as drawings, paintings, original prints, etc.—and measure no larger than 8.5” x 11″ (215.9 x 279.4 mm). Digital art is acceptable. Photographs will not be accepted.
Submissions will be judged on a range of factors, including artistic quality, originality, and strength of expression in conveying the concepts involved. *Entrants under the age of 18 must submit a Parent/Legal Guardian Acknowledgement and Agreement.