Youth Artwork Divisions and Categories 2024


Division 1, Grades 7 – 9 (One entry per student)

Division 2, Grades 10 – 12 (Two entries per student)



A. Weaving & Textiles: Quilts, sashes, rugs, wall hangings.

B. Beadwork: All items with beads except tobacco pouches, pipes, moccasins, and bandolier bags which go to Cultural Items.

C. Pottery: (Slip molds and green ware not allowed.) Bowls, plates, canteens, and small figures of animals.  Larger, more contemporary ceramics go in Sculpture.

D. Jewelry & Lapidary

E. Cultural Items: Looms, dolls, dream catchers, gods’ eyes, hogans, bows and arrows, flutes, cradle boards, plus above-noted beaded items (tobacco pouches, pipes, moccasins, bags).

F. Drawings: Pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, crayon, marker, pastels, scratch board.

G. Paintings: Oil, acrylic, watercolor, full coverage pastels, tempera.

H. Photographs: Plain or enhanced, color, black & white.

J. Collage and Mixed Media: Use of two or more art mediums.

K. Sculpture: Hand-wrought stone, wood, metal, large ceramic, papier mache, cloth, rope baskets.

L. Computer Generated Art

M. Graphics: Blocks – tile, wood, or stone; engraving, woodcuts, mono-prints, silk screen.

N. Baskets: Fiber, wood.

NOTE:  Categories F, G, H, I, K, and L must be mounted on rigid matting, but without glass or frames, not to exceed 30” in width.

The Heard Museum Guild reserves the right to change art categories for any submission.