- Novice: Individuals whose art skills have not been gained in formal education leading to college credit or a college degree.
- Accomplished: Individuals who have gained skills and knowledge through formal courses leading to credit in college or art schools, or received awards in professional competitions.
- Ceramics: artwork clay, pottery, or similar materials, often covered in decorative stains, glazes, etc.
- Digital Art: artistic work that uses digital technology as an essential part of the creative/presentation process (Digitally altered photographs should be entered in the Army Digital Photo Contest held in October/November)
- Drawings: artwork using drawing instruments such as graphite pencil, charcoal, colored pencil, silverpoint, or other dry medium on a piece of paper
- Fiber/Textile: any craft using fabric, yarn or other textile components as the main focus
- Glass Art: artwork using non-crystalline solid material which may include vases, sculpture, glass tile mosaics, ornaments, stained glass, fused glass, etc.
- Metals and Jewelry: artwork predominantly created with metals to form sculptures, figurines, kinetic works, metal jewelry, etc.
- Mixed Media: artwork utilizing more than one medium and combines various traditionally distinct art medias (i.e., work on canvas that combines paint, ink, and collage)
- Paintings: artistic work which uses the application of paint, pigment, color or other medium (i.e., acrylic, oil, ink, gouache, fresco) to a surface using brushes, knives, sponges, airbrush, etc.
- Wood: artwork sculpted, crafted, constructed, or decorated with wood to create furniture, carvings, marquetry, musical instruments, toys, etc.
- Tel: +1 (334)255-9020
The 2018 U.S. Army Arts & Crafts Contest recognizes the artistic talent and creativity in two divisions: Novice and Accomplished:
Entries can be submitted in one of nine (9) categories:
This contest is open to DoD cardholders.
For more information, visit U.S. Army 2018 Arts & Crafts Contest.