Wisconsin 4-H Foundation

Celebrates the Arts

The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation Celebrates the Arts is a series of activities, including a statewide art contest and art auction.
By highlighting our Wisconsin 4-H artists we are:
  • Promoting 4-H Arts Programming
  • Raising Funds to Support 4-H Art Programs
  • Telling the 4-H Story
  • Raising Awareness of the WI 4-H Foundation and the 4-H Program

The Art Contest runs now through November 1, 2020 and will culminate in an art auction in the Spring of 2021. Whether the Auction is in-person or virtual, we will be announcing details on how you can participate in coming months. Stay tuned!

Proceeds from any Celebrate the Arts events will be split evenly with half invested in the Talen Endowment for 4-H Arts Programming and half used for arts programming in the next 4-H program year.

Please click the link below for official rules and how to enter. Eligibility requirements apply.
Celebrate Arts 2020 Art Contest Official Rules
Celebrate Arts 2020 Art Contest Official Entry Form


The contest will be broken into eight categories: Drawing, Painting, Pottery/Ceramics, Photography, Paper, Fabric, Wood, and “Other” (ex: digital, metal, etc.). A winner will be chosen in each category with a Best of Show award given to one entry chosen by the judging committee.  Category winners will receive a $100 cash award.  The Best of Show entry will receive an additional $150 cash award.  Winners will be notified by email by November 20. A complete winner’s list, as well as photos of the winning entries, will be posted here by December 15, 2020.


The Wisconsin 4-H Arts and Communications programs have a rich history and an exciting future. Our 4-H youth are encouraged to develop their creative, problem-solving and technical skills through their 4-H work. Arts and communications programming is one of the largest project areas in Wisconsin 4-H. It provides opportunities to explore and develop artistic awareness, creative potential and appreciation of art and the artistic process.

The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation is working to enhance support of arts and communications programs and through the arts and communications endowment which permanently provides resources for arts-related programming. Funds generated from Celebrate the Arts events will provide resources for 4-H arts and communications programs including visual and performing arts, communications, photography, speech and drama. Thank you for your support in these endeavors.

For more information about the Foundation, please contact the Foundation at Info@Wis4HFoundation.org or 608.262.1597.

Click HERE for the 2020 official rules.

Click HERE for a downloadable .pdf of the official rules.


The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All contributions to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Our Federal tax identification number is 39-0914868. View our Gold transparency status at GuideStar, and learn more about us by clicking here.