Is there a global issue that really speaks to you? Immigration, COVID-19, or climate change, perhaps? With the Global Young Leaders Summer Art Contest, bring your art supplies to the table and create a piece – whether it’s photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, or mixed media – that represents your passion for your chosen subject.

The contest runs every summer from May 1 to July 31. Only one entry per student. Eligible students must be 9th-12th grade students for the current academic year, but graduating seniors may also participate. Eligible students must currently live in Texas.

Prizes: 1st place: $75; 2nd Place: $50; 3rd Place: $25

2023 Winners

student artwork depicting gun violence

Please Stop

student artwork depicting The Age of Hyper-surveillance

The Age of Hyper-surveillance 

The Devastation of Destitution

2022 Winners

student artwork depicting pollution

Reflections on the Past

student art depiction of the Uyghur crisis

The Uyghur Plea

student art depiction of refugess


2021 Winners

student depiction of the importance of water

Water for Life

Puppets of Men

student artist depiction of capitalism

The Factory