American Quarter Horse Youth Arts & Humanities Virtual Field Trip & Contest

Register today to attend the FREE virtual field trip and participate in the contest for cash prizes!

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Contest Winners

The American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum has tallied the results for the 2020 American Quarter Horse Youth Arts & Humanities contests. Thank you to all participants of the first 2020 American Quarter Horse Youth Arts & Humanities program! The American Quarter Horse Association and American Quarter Horse Foundation jury and staff were impressed with everyone’s entries and honored that they chose to compete in this year’s contests capturing the spirit of the American Quarter Horse.

A huge thanks also goes to our 2020 American Quarter Horse Youth Arts & Humanities program underwriter, the Josephine Anderson Charitable Trust. With the partnership of our underwriter and professional artists Edgar Sotelo, Jack Sorenson and Kathryn Leitner; photographer Chris Dickinson; and writers Jim Jennings and Ross Hecox, the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum was able to provide this program for free to include a virtual field trip and prizes for the contests. *

Please click here to view a presentation of those winners and congratulations to all!

*Details of the program below.

2020 American Quarter Horse Youth Arts Humanities Virtual Field Trip

The American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum will be hosting the first American Quarter Horse Youth Arts & Humanities virtual field trip which will be made available November 9  through December 20, and offered to youth in elementary, middle and high school for free. This content will be available online for students to view at their own pace during those dates

In this event students will learn various writing, art and photography techniques, how to accurately depict the American Quarter Horse in art, focusing on your subject with your camera or in writing, and obtain advice on pursuing a career in writing, art and photography from professionals in these fields. This exciting learning experience will prepare students to participate in the American Quarter Horse Youth Arts & Humanities Contest to apply what they have learned in creative writing or piece of art and/or photo for the opportunity to win cash prizes. Learn more about this contest below. 3rd – 12th may register for the American Quarter Horse Youth Arts & Humanities Virtual Field Trip by the December 20 deadline. You must fill out the online form to receive information to access the virtual field trip content and be considered as a participant in the contest.

 
 

American Quarter Horse Youth Arts & Humanities Contest

After students have attended the American Quarter Horse Youth Arts Humanities virtual field trip available November 9 through December 20, students will have the opportunity to put their newfound knowledge to use in a fun and creative way. For this contest, students in elementary, middle and high school may participate in either the writing, art and photography portion of the contest. Their writing must be based on the information they learned during the virtual field trip using one of the three different topics provided by the museum or create an artistic piece and/or photo capturing the spirit of the American Quarter Horse. Each division (Elementary School, Middle School, and High School) has the opportunity to win in each category (writing, art, and photography). The top three best entries from each category of each division will be selected to win the following cash prizes and have their entry posted on the museum’s website:

 

Writing Contest Prizes

Art Contest Prizes

Photography Contest Prizes

  • First - $200

  • Second - $125

  • Third - $75

  • First - $200

  • Second - $125

  • Third - $75

  • First - $200

  • Second - $125

  • Third - $75

 

All entries must be submitted to the museum by December 20, 2020, 12:00 a.m. CST to be considered for jurying. Only one entry per student in each category will be accepted. Entries will be judged by American Quarter Horse Foundation and American Quarter Horse Association staff. Please click here to view Official Rules for Entries.

If you have any questions regarding the American Quarter Horse Youth Arts & Humanities virtual field trip and contest or have a problem submitting your registration, please contact the museum at museum@aqha.org or by phone at 806-376-5181.