TAEA members: What's your plan?

Plan now to submit a K12 entry for the YAM Flag Design!

Deadline is December 10th!

The Texas Art Education Association invites you to submit an entry from your school for the Youth Art Month Flag Design contest. It's open to students in Kindergarten through 12th grade, one entry per member of TAEA per school, please. Guidelines and parent permission form are in the YAM Booklet.

Download the YAM Flag Design Form


Submit your student's Texas/art education-themed entry, limited to 7 colors for reproduction as our official TAEA YAM Flag for 2013.

Download the 2012-13 YAM Booklet

What is a YAM Flag?

The Youth Art Month flag, designed by a student in Kindergarten through 12th grade, is selected each year from entries from across the state. The YAM Flag Design is made into two 3' x 5' flags, one to be honored by TAEA at all association events, and the other to participate in the annual national flag ceremony in March. It is then returned to the student artist. Youth Art Month serves to spotlight art education across the nation, and to advocate for quality art education programs for every child at every level. The 2012 entry shown was designed by Makenna from Katy ISD, who studies with art teacher, Madelene Buzan.

Celebrate with us! TAEA's Saturday General Session with a spotlight on YAM

Saturday, Nov. 17th 2012 at 9am

200 East Market Street

San Antonio, TX

We'll be celebrating a year's worth of art advocacy in Ballroom A! We will also be honoring the following districts and associations for their dedication to art education and advocacy during Youth Art Month and beyond.

In the Exhibit Hall

Stop by the YAM booth in the exhibit hall at the TAEA conference in San Antonio to share your ideas for Youth Art Month and see the scrapbooks from 2012. Participate in YAM! We want your district to be a part of the Lone Star State's Youth Art Month celebration, starting with the YAM Flag Design Contest! Get ready to submit work with your district for the YAM Capitol Exhibit as well. More information available in the YAM Booklet. Art by Matthew, Conroe ISD.


Download the 2012-13 YAM Booklet


We can't wait to celebrate Youth Art Month with you!

Samantha Melvin, TAEA YAM VP

Chris Cooper, TAEA YAM VP-elect

March is Youth Art Month!